PLAINWELL KAYAK COMPANY

WE WILL OPEN SATURDAY, MAY 29!

  1. NEW in 2021: Check our kayak availability, reserve and pay online! More information coming soon.
  2. We ask you wear a mask when entering our place of business.  We are directed to also practice social distancing 
  3. We have disinfecting protocols in place to sanitize our kayaks, paddles, and life jackets

Kayak Rental and Transportation Service 269-365-2926

We’re located at 211 N. Main Street in Plainwell, Michigan 49080

 

We make Kayaking easy!

Our trips are on the smooth flowing and crystal clear waters of the Kalamazoo River or a peaceful local lake.  If you are seeking adventure or relaxation we can accommodate you!

Enjoy the beauty of the lake and river banks as you relax and experience the views that only those on the water can see.

We offer river and lake trips!

  • 1 Hour Trip Plainwell to Otsego: The river level and flow rate can make this trip longer or shorter. This is good for beginners and people with young children. The terrain after leaving the park in Plainwell is mostly grasslands and trees. You will see many birds and turtles.  You will depart from Fannie Pell Park in Plainwell; the trip will end in Otsego at Jewel Street. Departure times depend on availability at the time you book your trip.
  • 3 Hour Trip D Avenue to Plainwell: The river level and flow rate can make this trip longer or shorter, we expect your trip to take no longer than 4 hours; please let us know if you would like to rent the kayak for an extended trip! The trek is tree lined and very private most of the way. You will see many birds, turtles, and maybe even fish as you glide along the waterway.  There are some adventures at the end of this trip as you can either “portage your kayak” around the spillway or choose to ride over the spill way; conditions permitting!  It’s a much talked about thrill by kayakers in this area!  We will depart from Fannie Pell Park in Plainwell for the launch site on “D” Avenue at; 10AM, 11am,1PM & 3PM Thursday – Saturday and 12PM, 12PM, 1PM & 2 PM on Sunday.  Meet in Plainwell at our Kayak Barn located at 211 N. Main Street.  It is a brick building in the parking lot of Fannie Pell Park.
  • Lake Kayaking: This trip allows you to enjoy a relaxing float without the current of the river. The hourly rate will start when you are on the lake; you decide the duration of the trip.  We are permitted to use the Rupert Lake Boat Launch Site.  Meet in Plainwell at our Kayak Barn located at 211 N. Main Street.  It is a brick building in the parking lot of Fannie Pell Park.

Our Kayaks:

  • We have mostly single and a few tandem kayaks for rent
  • We provide life jackets and paddles
  • We also provide transportation service for those who own their own kayaks or canoes (advanced reservations are appreciated).

 

  • Safety First:

We do require any children under 18 years of age to have a Parent Consent Form signed by their parents or Guardian and be accompanied by an adult.

PLANNING YOUR TRIP WITH US

Directions

Directions from Kalamazoo / Grand Rapids

If you take the Plainwell Exit off of Hwy. 131 you will be heading East on Bridge Street.  At the intersection of Bridge & Main Street, turn left (North) and travel one block.  Look for the Fannie Pell Park sign on your left (West) of Main Street.

As you turn in you will notice a small brick building; look for the sign “Plainwell Kayak Company”.  We refer to this building as the Kayak Barn where we you will sign in and get ready for your trip.

Our Hours

Memorial Day – Labor Day

Thursday – Saturday: 10AM – 6PM

Sunday: 12PM – 6PM

We are also available by appointment on most Wednesdays, please call in advance so we can plan for your trip.  We welcome groups for outings and team building!

COMING SOON

Online availability, booking, and payment!

Plan Your Trip

Have questions?  Check out our FAQ

KAYAK WITH US!

Let us show you how we make kayaking easy!

Our Hours

Memorial Day – Labor Day
Thursday – Saturday: 10AM – 6PM

Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM

We are also available by appointment, please call in advance so we can plan for your trip.
We welcome groups for outings and team building!