Upper Platte River Rentals

Rent a canoe or kayak

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Upper Platte River Kayaking and Canoeing

Looking for a little more action? The Upper Platte River flows much faster than the Lower Platte River and offers exciting river runs for the experienced canoer or kayaker. While you won’t experience white water or rapids, this section features tight turns, underwater obstacles, low hanging branches, and fast currents that make for a lively trip.

Keep your eyes open for local wildlife like bald eagles, deer, otters, loons, and more. There are limited places to stop along the way, but it doesn’t get much more scenic than this!

Your Platte River canoeing or kayaking experience ends about one mile from The Trading Post on Deadstream Road. The total trip time is about three and a half hours, so you’ve surely earned a delicious lunch once you’re back on land!

Reserve your Upper Platte River rentals with The Honor Trading Post today!

  • Chevron down Additional Information:
  • No tubing on this section of the river due to the obstructions in the river.

  • Chevron down Important Note:
  • Help us help you! Please be ready to go and arrive at least 30 minutes before your reservation so we can get you signed up and explain the trip to you. We generally leave on the hour. Reservations are recommended especially in July and August to avoid disappointment.

    You must be 10 years of age or older to operate a kayak on your own.

  • Chevron down What to Bring:
  • Just bring your friends and family and have fun! We carry everything else you will need to make your trip on the Platte River more enjoyable.

  • Chevron down What We Provide:
    • Box lunches (to take on your trip) include ham and cheese sandwich, chips, 8oz bottled water. $6.99. Made fresh!
      Please call ahead a least one hour before your trip so we can have them ready
    • Water shoes
    • Floating coolers
    • Waterproof cameras
    • Waterproof phone cases
    • Beer/wine
    • Liquor
    • Ice
    • T-shirts & sweatshirts
    • Souvenirs
    • Homemade pizza
    • Made-fresh deli sandwiches
    • Hand-dipped ice cream
    • Fresh jerky
    • Groceries
    • Fishing/hunting licenses
    • Fishing supplies
    • Camp firewood
  • Chevron down Area Attractions:
    • Sleeping Bear Dunes
    • Traverse City
    • Cherry Bowl Drive-In
    • Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa
    • Charter Fishing
    • Fish Town
    • D.H. Campground
    • Platte River Campground
    • Cedar Ridge Cabins