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  • The Pine River Paddling & Camping Tradition

    The Sportsman's Port is more than a campground and livery. It is a Northern Michigan tradition. People come from all over the United States to the Sportsman's Port and the Pine River for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and camping because they know we have over 40 years of experience in making sure they have a great time.

    At the Sportsman's Port we customize every trip down the Pine River to match your skills. Our campground is a clean, modern, family friendly atmosphere with all the amenities to ensure you and your family have a memorable stay in Northern Michigan.

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    Northern Michigan Canoe Livery
  • Home of the "Smiley-faced" Canoes

    Paddling the Pine River is an adventure you will never forget. At the Sportsman's Port we match your skills to the area of the river and equipment you use. Whether you are canoeing, kayaking, or rafting we can help plan your Northern Michigan adventure.

    The Pine River is one of the fastest rivers in the Lower Peninsula so get ready for some serious paddling fun. With top of the line equipment and our experience in providing all of the services needed for a world class adventure, there will be no doubt in your mind why we say that the Sportsman's Port is "miles of smiles"

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    Wellston Michigan
  • Camping fun at the Sportsman's Port

    Relax in our quiet, family friendly, modern campground after a day of canoeing, kayaking or rafting adventures on the Pine River. The Sportsman's Port campground is located near the Manistee National forest and offers you all of the amenities to make your stay a relaxing get-away you will remember for years to come.

    With a full staff to help you enjoy your stay, you can relax amongst the hardwoods and enjoy your time with family and friends in either an electric or rustic campsite. Call us today to schedule your next Northern Michigan adventure.

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    Manistee National Forest
Northern Mighigan canoeing

Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Camping & Fun!

Northern Mighigan kayaking
Pine River Rafting

Located in Northern Michigan, the Sportsman's Port has been serving paddlers and campers since 1968. We continue to be owned and operated by the founding family. Our commitment and years of experience contribute to helping our guests plan successful and enjoyable paddling and camping events.

Our paddlers have the option of renting canoes, kayaks or rafts. We service the beautiful Pine River which is located in the heart of the Manistee National forest . The Pine River is not only one of the most scenic in Northern Michigan; it is also a blue ribbon trout stream. As the highest gradient river in the Lower Peninsula, it allows for hours of enjoyment for most all levels of paddlers. We also assist in placing your own watercraft.

Campers desiring a quiet camping experience with family and friends need look no farther. Our 40-acre modern campground is nestled in a setting of majestic hardwoods. We offer both primitive and electrical sites, each with a fire ring and picnic table. Our office and small convenience store is located on site. A hiking trail of a mile and a half will lead you to the river. Golf courses, swimming lakes, biking trails, restaurants, hotels and supermarkets are conveniently near us. We are also 30 minutes from Lake Michigan and the nearest Casino!

Contact Us

Wellston Camping

Mailing Address:
4020 E. 46 Rd.
Cadillac, MI 49601

Campground Address:
10487 W. M55 Hwy.
Wellston, MI 49689

Phone Number:
1-888-CANOE-01
1-231-862-3571


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