Au Sable Canoe Trips, Kayak Trips & Tubing Trips


COVID-19 Information

Due to CDC Guidelines on social distancing, Au Sable river trips at Rollway Resort are closed until further notice. We are as sad as you over the situation, but we cannot bus you to and from the river and meet safe distancing requirements.Cabin rentals are available after June 12th. Watercraft Rentals at our Rifle River State Recreation Area will open on June 12th.

This announcement is based on the governor’s current Executive Order. If Whitmer further extends the lockdown, we will alter availability to fit the new restrictions.

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Au Sable River Trips

Rates apply on a per-craft basis and all arrive back at Rollway’s dock. Charges include all equipment and delivery to drop off and pickup, if needed.


2019 Season: May – October 13

The U.S. Forest Service requires our canoes, kayaks, and tubes be off the water before 6:00 p.m., and ask that we launch no earlier than 10:00 a.m. at the Thompson’s Landing launch site. Please plan your trip according to the departure times and be on time to avoid disappointment.

ALL watercraft must be in by 6 .p.m. Late arrival fees: $50.00 per hour/per watercraft.


The river is 1 to 3 feet deep with a current speed of about 6 to 8 miles per hour. Just right for Au Sable canoe trips the whole family will enjoy without concerns over safety.

That being said, ‘safety’ depends on each individual. Use common sense while on the water. We do not assume responsibility for your safety on the river.


Camping is free along most sections of the river. However, there are some sections where a permit is necessary.

Be On Time – All Trips Leave On The Hour

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Trip Options

RESERVATIONS: 989-728-3322


Canoe Weight Limit:  600 lbs.

CAUTION: Persons in poor physical condition, or with any physical handicaps – please ask for complete information about trip before departure time.


FRENZY – a is sit-on-top style. Compact and stable with a center keel for tracking. The short length makes it easy to maneuver. Ideal for flat water cruising on the Au Sable. Excellent for fishing or just floating in the sun. These are a cinch to unboard and reboard in the water without capsizing, so go ahead and take a dip without having a landing site handy.

OTTER – a lightweight, cockpit style that is super comfortable and stable, yet easy to paddle and fun to use. Great for paddlers of all ages. Its superior in its class, being designed to improve tracking and paddling ease without comprising any stability. The high back seat offers exceptional comfort and its larger cockpit allows for easier entry and exit.


Kayak Weight Limits:

  • Single Kayak – 180 – 250 lbs.
  • Double Kayaks – 500 lbs.

CAUTION: Persons in poor physical condition, or with any physical handicaps – please ask for complete information about trip before departure time.



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