CAMPBELL'S IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING QUALITY RENTAL EQUIPMENT AND FRIENDLY, EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. 

BEING CENTRALLY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF ROSCOMMON, CAMPBELL'S IS THE PERFECT DESTINATION TO ENJOY VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE SOUTH BRANCH OF THE AU SABLE RIVER.

ONCE YOU ARE FINISHED WITH YOUR TRIP, YOU WILL BE ONLY MINUTES FROM OUR DOWNTOWN ATTRACTIONS. ROSCOMMON PROVIDES LOCAL EATERIES AND VINTAGE SHOPS FOR CONTINUING YOUR TRIP UP NORTH. 


How deep is the river? 

The river averages 2 - 3 feet and flows About 4 to 5 miles an hour with no white water rapids.


Is kayaking and canoeing safe for beginners?

Yes! The river is fun and safe for all ages and levels of experience. We are happy to outfit you in a boat that best suits your needs. Just ask a staff member for recommendations.


Does Campbell's provide on-site lodging?

while campbell's does not provide on-site lodging, we are happy to suggest a few trusted cabin rentals, campgrounds, and inns/lodges in the area. You can find our list here.


Will Campbell's pick us up after we are finished with our trip?

No. We provide a car spotting service to each customer with a vehicle FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

when you arrive at Campbell’s, you will first be instructed to fill out our safety waiver and pay your bill at our front desk. you will Then get in your vehicle, follow one of our drivers down river to your chosen take-out point (steckert, chase, smith bridges), leave your vehicle in the parking lot, get in the vehicle with our driver who will bring you back to your starting point at campbell's (or chase bridge if you are completing the chase to smith trip.)

we understand this is confusing. however, we are experts at car spotting and we work very hard to make sure every customer understands this process before you begin your trip with us.

we are happy to explain this process in more detail in person when you visit. 


What forms of payment do you accept?

Campbell's accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and cash for your convenience. 


Do you charge a deposit on reservations?

on groups of 10 boats/tubes or larger we require a 25% deposit of the total rental at least one week before your reservation.

please contact us for further planning and details. 


What is your cancellation/ refund policy?

If you know you need to cancel, please do so 7 days in advance in order to receive your deposit. 

please contact us for further planning and details. 


How many people can fit inside a boat or tube?

You may only fit 1 person per tube.

You may only fit 1 person per single kayak.

You may only fit 2 people per double kayak

You may only fit 4 persons in a canoe (not exceeding 650lbs)


Do we need to bring our own paddles, cushions, and life vests?

No. Campbell's will provide everything you need to safely go down the river. Paddles, cushions and life vests are included in your rental price. Life vests are only mandatory for children 6 years or younger.


Are there trashcans at the landings?

No. Please bring trash bags to carry your trash out with you. 


Is there a place to purchase grocery items for our trip?

Yes, there is a Glen's Family Fare in downtown Roscommon.


Does Campbell's issue recreation passports?

Campbell's does not provide recreation passports. You can purchase them 

 

The Recreation Passport is $11 for michigan residents and is valid until the next vehicle license plate renewal date. The proof of purchase is the two tiny "P"s printed at the top and bottom of your license plate tab, as well as the words "Recreation Passport" on your vehicle registration. It can not be purchased online.

The non-resident Recreation Passport is $32 (annual) or $9 (daily). It is valid until the end of the calendar year and comes in the form of a window sticker.

  • Purchase a window sticker at a state park or customer service center and place on inside, lower-right side of the passenger window.

  • Purchase a window sticker in advance at www.michigan.gov/estore (this option only available to nonresidents).  


TO HELP US KEEP THE RIVER CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL, PLEASE DO NOT BRING STYROFOAM COOLERS, GLASS CONTAINERS OR JELLO SHOTS.

CANOES DO TIP ON OCCASION; HAVE A WAY TO SECURE YOUR CAR KEY, PLEASE KEEP ALL TRASH AND EMPTY CANS IN A CONTAINER TIED TO the inside of YOUR CANOE or kayak.

PLAN TO PACK YOUR TRASH OUT WITH YOU AS THERE ARE NO TRASH CONTAINERS AT LANDINGS.

IMPORTANT: ALL BOATS AND TUBES NEED TO BE OFF THE RIVER BY 6:00 P.M.