|This is our specialty and a prime Canoeing / Kayaking / Tubing river. Come and enjoy our beautiful, winding
and scenic “Golden” Cedar River running through downtown Gladwin, Michigan. This scenic, crystal clear and
gentle flowing river is ideally suited for a leisurely 2 hour canoe / kayak /tube trip (1hr. or 4hr tube trips - go to
bottom of page). This beautiful river has a nice current to carry you downstream, is fairly shallow (1'-3' deep
average), has no power boats and is very picturesque. It also winds through downtown Gladwin with ALL trips
ending right behind Burger King (next to the 3 story Riverwalk Complex) where you have easy access to Gladwin's
fine shopping and restaurants.
We are attempting to bring the popularity of canoeing on the “Golden” Cedar River near Gladwin, Michigan back to
its original status. This was a very popular Canoe run at one time. The original owner ran over 100 canoes down
this “Golden” Cedar River years ago.
Our most popular trip - and easiest - is the aprox. 2 hour trip. **Tubers go to bottom of page**
All you have to do is call us (989-387-8658) to make your appointment then meet us behind the Burger King in
downtown Gladwin and park you car there (we have permission). We then drive you to a private property "launch
point" near Wiggans Lake. From there you float down the river back to where your car is convieniently parked and
end your trip. Everything is very simple and our customers like the fact that they can grab a bite to eat or buy
refreshments right at the parking area/end point of your trip. On some Friday and Saturday evenings there is a
band playing at the Riverwalk Bar/Restaurant (outside bar) right where the trip ends. How COOL is that.
This gentle flowing river is aprox. 30’-40’ wide in most areas and is generally 1’- 3’ deep generally (deeper in the
curves) and is crystal clear clean for swimming or fishing. The river is considered beginner/intermediate. The
actual water level varies with the outflow of the Dam at Wiggans Lake of which we have no control.
Water can be higher & lower at any time.
The "Golden" Cedar River actually starts east of Harrison and flows into Wiggins Lake (which is damned up at
Chapel Dam) it then flows thru Gladwin all the way to Beaverton where it flows into Ross Lake (which is damned up)
which then flows into the Tobacco River which then flows into Wixom Lake (Tittabawassee River damned up) which
then flows down to Sanford Lake (Tittabawassee River damned up) which then later flows into the Saginaw River
which flows into Lake Huron at Bay City. This is quite the river system.
We here in Gladwin are a little bit biased but we feel that the "Golden" Cedar River is just as pretty as the Rifle
River, Ausable River and Muskegon River yet is closer to Detroit and yet still considered "up north".
Prices And Times For “Golden” Cedar River Trips
2 hr trip canoe from Wiggins Lake to Gladwin City Burger King Kayak 35 Canoe 45 Dbl. Kayak 50
4 hr Long Tube Trip (tube trips are 4hr & 1hr only) 23
1 hr kid / grampa friendly Shorter Tube Trip 18
Float behind cooler tubes same price as tube rental
3rd person on canoe -- $5 (3 adults not recomended)
***Tubers go to bottom of page for better description***
As of the moment we are taking groups "as they call" & apointments are made "on the hour" - call and
we will try to have you on the water in less than 1 hour (depending on previous appointments).
If you have your own canoe or kayak we can custom "spot you" for your trip (only on weekdays). 17/boat
or 2 for $30
We also offer canoes, kayaks and tubes and for rent also as "carry out rentals" to use on any lake you
want for full day rentals. Call for prices.
Note - water levels on the Cedar River as in all rivers vary depending on many factors which may
include - drought conditions - Wiggans Lake Dam outflows - excessive rain etc. We cannot guarantee
conditions on the river.
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Cedar River Canoe Trips
Located Out Of Gladwin City Campground
Gladwin - 2.5 hours north of Detroit
Canoe / Kayak / Tube Trips
Operating With Gladwin City Campground
|Cedar River Canoe/Kayak/Tube Trips - Gladwin, Michigan.
Centrally located between Bay City, Saginaw, Midland, Harrison, Houghton Lake, Clare, West Branch,
Beaverton, Omer, Standish Michigan
Gladwin is considered either Mid Michigan, Up North or Northern Michigan location.