Open Weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day
En Gedi Canoe Livery
Pack up the family and come canoe the beautiful and historic St. Joseph River in St. Joseph County, MI. Enjoy the serenity of paddling this winding, peaceful river. Spend time spotting wildlife or even do some fishing for bass, walleye or catfish. We offer shorter outings for families with kids, as well as all day outings for the dedicated outdoorsman. Choose from 8 trip options plus 4 geocache options spanning from Sturgeon Lake in Colon, Michigan and ending as far as the Covered Bridge in Centreville, MI. Shuttle service is provided.
Please read our alcohol policy before booking with us. Reservations are required. Reservations may be made on the same day, but please give us sufficient time to get everything ready for you and check availability. No drive ins, please. Price of trip is for one canoe with 1-2 adults and one child, one kayak or one tube, life jackets, paddles and shuttle service. Weather and water level may alter the estimated trip times.
Trip departure times are your choice, first come first serve.
Earliest departure available is 10AM with the last boat out of the water by 7PM.
Sunday runs are available in the afternoon only beginning at noon with the last launch at 3PM. Sunday trip options are limited and include trips #1, #2 and #5.
We cannot rent tubes and boats for the same trip.
Bringing your own canoe or kayak?
We will transport your personal boat(s) according to the transport fees listed below with a $25 minimum fee. Geocache trips #2 & #4 have a $50 minimum. We cannot transport personal tubes.
Farrand Road - $6 per boat
Sturgeon Lake and Prairie Corners - $14 per boat
Mendon - $12 per boat
Covered Bridge - $20 per boat
Geocache trip #1 - $6 per boat
Geocache trip #2 - $6 per boat
Geocache trip #3 - $18 per boat
Geocache trip #4 - $25 per boat
Reservations are required.
The fee for a lost or damaged Trac phone, life jacket or paddle is $10.00.
Adults must sign a waiver / release for themselves as well as their minor children. You must be at least 18 to rent.
For trips ending at En Gedi: We load you and your equipment, drop you at your chosen location, and stay with you until you are confidently launched and heading down river.
For trips launching from En Gedi: Please bring a cell phone. If you do not have a waterproof pouch, we can provide one. If you do not have a cell phone, we will send you with a Trac Phone so that you may call for pick up.
Suggestions of What to Bring:
Your Child's Safety Seat for Bus Trip
Layered clothing for changing weather
►Underage or excessive drinking
►More than one alcoholic beverage per person per hour
►Trespassing on private property
En Gedi is a no alcohol campground, so any alcohol brought on your trip stays in a closed cooler while you are on the property. Have all containers returned to your cooler before docking at En Gedi or as soon as you reach your pick-up location. You are allowed one alcoholic beverage per person per hour, and we reserve the right to do a cooler check. If you plan to do excessive drinking, DO NOT call us. We reserve the right to refuse transportation to an intoxicated customer, and no refunds will be given.
BE SAFE AND STAY SOBER!
Well behaved pets are allowed on the trips as long as they are transported in a carrier that will fit in our transport shuttle. A dog too large for a carrier will need to be transported personally by its owner.