Rollway Resort, LLC Au Sable River Canoe, Kayak & Tube Trips

Be On Time - All Trips Leave On The Hour



ALL watercraft have to be in by 6pm or a $50.00 per hr./ per watercraft fee will be charged.

Rollway Resort, LLC Canoe Trips

Rates are on a per-canoe basis and all arrive back at Rollways or at your option, we will pick you up at Loud Dam. Charges include all equipment and delivery to drop off and pickup if needed. The U.S. Forest Service has asked that our canoes and tubes be off the water prior to 6:00 p.m. and 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.

The AuSable River is 1 to 3 feet deep and the current runs about 6 to 8 miles per hour, so it is safe for the whole family.

We do not assume responsibility for canoeists’ safety as that depends upon the individual. Overnight camping is free along most sections of the river. There are some sections where a permit is necessary.

Weight Limits:  Canoes 600 lbs.

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

Canoe Trip Rates


Departure Times




Thompson’s Landing
to Rollways

10:00 a.m. to 3:00

2-1/2 Hours

13 Miles


Alcona to
Thompson’s Landing

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2-1/2 Hours

12 Miles

($50.00 if you bring canoe up)

Alcona to Rollways

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

5 Hours

23 Miles


McKinley to


50 Miles


Daily rentals - $40.00/day. Additional days - $20.00/day. We also have canoe trips for up to 7 days, and we are flexible to accommodate the trip you desire.

We are now renting in the Rifle River Recreation Area, "lakes only"  Three person canoes 600-700 lbs. Weekend rate $75.00 / weekly rate (7 days) $250.00.

Lake Only Canoes

Rollway Resort, LLC Tube Trips

Tube trips start at 10am tube rental stops at 1pm. Cooler tubes are available on limited reserve basis.

Tube Trip Rates

Alcona Dam to Thompson’s Landing

3 Hours - Our Best Trip


Bobcat Landing to Thompson’s Landing

2 Hours


Tubes with bottoms - add $2.00/tube. $40.00 delivery fee if less than 3 tubes are rented and no canoes. Life jackets provided for those who wish them. Lost or broken paddle beyond repair $20.00.  Lost of torn cushion jacket $15.00

Rollway Resort, LLC Kayak Trips

We also rent Kayaks. We offer two models:

The FRENZY is a “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 cursing on the river. Excellent for fishing, cruising or just floating in the sun.

The OTTER is a cockpit style that is comfortable, stable, light weight, easy to paddle and fun to use. The Otter’s superior design tracks better and paddles easier that other kayaks in its class, all the while retaining excellent stability for paddlers of all ages. The high back seat offers exceptional comfort. The larger cockpit allows for easier entry and exit.

Weight Limits - Single Kayak - 180 - 250 lbs.  Double Kayaks - 500 lbs.


Kayak Rental Rates

Trip Length

Single Kayaks

Double Kayaks

2-1/2 hours



5 hours



Double Kayaks


Fishing Boats

We are now excited to announce we are renting non-motorized fishing boats with trailer, we supply oars and life jackets.  $50.00 for 24 hrs., $200.00 weekly (7 days), $30.00 for pick up and delivery if needed.

Fishing Boats - 1

Fishing Boats - 2


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Rollway Resort, LLC
“Veteran owned and operated”

6160 Rollways Road
Hale, Michigan 48739
(989) 728-3322

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