Canoeing & Kayaking

Why is the Shiawassee River #7 on the list of Top 11 Places to Paddle in Michigan?  Come see for yourself! 


The Shiawassee River is an excellent place for both amateur and advanced paddlers to kayak and canoe any time of year.

Paddler Resources

The following links are provided as a resource for paddlers interested in experiencing the Shiawassee River. The information found in these maps is made up of observations of paddlers who have travelled these areas. Unpredictable elements such as weather, fallen trees, and river levels may not reflect what is experienced by all paddlers at any given time. Please use your own judgement and if you have concerns, scout out a stretch before embarking on a paddling trip.

Shiawassee County Paddlers' Trip Map

(click map below to download a printable version)

Google Map of Shiawassee River Water Trail

Shiawassee River Watershed

Other Resources

The Shiawassee River Canoe/Kayak Launch Guide - 2022

Shiawassee River Water Levels

USGS Hydrograph for the Shiawassee River in Owosso 

Canoe/Kayak Rental 

Sunshine Kayak Rental 

Shiawassee River Video

Come Paddle with Us - from the communities of Holly, Fenton, and Linden .


Explore the upper watershed with our partner organizations, the Keepers of the Shiawassee River and Headwater Trails, Inc

Contact Us:

Phone: (989) 723-9062

Mailing Address:

Friends of the Shiawassee River
PO Box 402
Owosso, MI  48867

Office Address:

Friends of the Shiawassee River
538 N Shiawassee Street
Corunna, MI  48817

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