We service the beautiful PERE MARQUETTE RIVER with CANOES, KAYAKS, and RAFTS offering trips from three hours to four days. We provide transportation to and from the river. We also do car spotting. Don't forget to bring an extra set of keys for your car if you want it spotted. Our family-owned canoe rental business has been helping people have a great time since 1978. Ivan's Campground and Cabins is also a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature and we are canoe group friendly.

About the Pere Marquette River

The Pere Marquette River is a very popular fishing and canoeing stream. Its crystal clear water and the variety of terrain and vegetation along its banks are attractive enough for it to be classified as Michigan's first National Scenic River.
The current is fairly swift, but the river is free of hazardous rapids and can be canoed by novices. Peace and tranquility are natural features of the river. Many species of wildlife may be sighted by the quiet canoeist and fisherman.

Canoeing Hours

Recreational watercraft hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., strictly enforced by Federal Forest Service. Ivan's Canoe rental is a permittiee of the Huron Manistee National Forest.