En Gedi Canoe Livery

The En Gedi Canoe Livery is open to the public. Campers and non-camping
folks are welcome!  Advance reservations are required.  No drive ins, please.  You may make a same day reservation via phone or text only.

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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. 
Latest pick-up available is 7PM.
Sunday runs are available in the afternoon only beginning at 1:30 PM.
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.

Transport Fees

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
   Sunscreen 

   Insect Repellent 

   Layered clothing for changing weather 

   Hat

   Water Shoes

   Sunglasses

   Bottled Water

 

Not Allowed:

►Glass Containers

►Styrofoam Coolers

►Littering

►Underage or excessive drinking

►Hard Liquor

►More than one alcoholic beverage per     person per hour

►Trespassing on private property

Alcohol Policy:

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!


 

Pets:

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.

Each participant or guardian of a minor will need to sign an insurance waiver before departure.  If you have a large group, please click here to download a printable waiver to collect all signatures ahead of time.  Bring the form with 

you upon check in.

Thanks!

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