GENERAL INFORMATION

Canoe & Kayak Trips

Charlton Park to Hastings 3.5 hours
Hasting to Airport Bridge 3 hours
Charlton Park to Airport Bridge 6.5 hours

*Additional trip options available.
*We will deliver to your camp site.

*We do not accommodate customers’ own watercraft
without prior authorization.


Tube Trips

Riverwalk to Hastings 2.5 hours

*Additional trip options available.
*We will deliver to your camp site.

*Tubes float at half the pace as canoes and kayaks, therefore we do not
mix tubes with canoes and kayaks without prior authorization.

*We do not accommodate customers’ own watercraft
without prior authorization.


How It Works

1. Make a reservation to assure the watercraft you desire.
However, walk-ins are welcome.

2. Meet at our downtown Hastings location.

3. We will shuttle your group in our vehicles to our
private launch near Charlton Park.

4. Canoe to our Hastings landing where your cars are
waiting for you


Suggestions

• Insect Repellant
• Sun Screen
• Lip Balm
• Hat or Visor
• Long Sleeve Shirt or Plastic Poncho
• Food & Drink
• Water
• Water Proof Containers
• Water Shoes,Sandals or Sneakers

*Flip Flops Not Recommended


Thornapple River

From the headwaters in Eaton and Ionia Counties, the Thornapple
River winds its way into Barry County where it accepts the majority
of its tributaries. The Thornapple then enters into Kent County where
it eventually empties into the Grand River at Ada. The Thornapple
Watershed offers the people of southwestern Michigan an array of
scenic, recreational, sporting, and farming opportunities. An incredible
amount of bio-diversity exists within the Thornapple and its tributaries
with both cold- and warm-water fisheries.

Approximately 100 miles long the Thornapple Watershed drains an
876 sq. mi. area, contains 742 miles of streams, and 227 lakes totaling
7,844 acres of water.

The Thornapple River Watershed covers 5 counties, 37 townships, and
10 municipalities.