Kayaking, Canoeing, & Sup

Create your own adventure on the water and explore the great outdoors in a kayak, canoe, or on a stand up paddle board. Don’t worry, no expertise is required. Add in a couple more sentences here summarizing the rivers, lakes and scenic water tours you can take for water activity enthusiasts. 


Kalamazoo County Rivers 

Kalamazoo River Watershed Council- Heritage Water Trail maps



Kalamazoo County Lakes

Gull Lake (Hickory Corners)

Multiple public accesses to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding on beautiful Gull Lake. 

Fort Custer Recreation Area (Augusta)

The 3,033 acre park features three lakes, a swimming beach, along with paddling and fishing opportunities. 

Cold Brook Park (Climax)

Three lakes and unique wetlands in a popular campground and beach environment.

Prairie View Park (Vicksburg)

Gourneck and Hogsett Lakes offer the perfect environment for paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. 

Markin Glen Park (Kalamazoo)

160 acres of fishing and swimming lakes perfect for all of your favorite outdoor activities. 

83 lakes and 69 parks with public access



Kayak Tours & More in West Michigan

Plainwell Kayak Company (Plainwell)

Rent single or tandem kayaks and take a trip on the water! Kayak around a lake or choose from 1 hour or 3 hour river trips.

Fort Custer State Recreation Area (Augusta)

Rent canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards to explore Eagle Lake. Call 844-WE-KAYAK to reserve or inquire about pricing.

Water Trail Ventures Kayak Company (Allegan)

2-6 hour river trips and guided tours, or choose your trip! Rent kayaks by the hour or day.

Liquid Therapy Canoe and Kayak Rental (Three Rivers)

Paddle the St Joseph River, Portage River, Rocky River, and Prairie River. Rentals for less than four hours or a full day. Cash only.