Northern Mighigan Rafting

Serving our guests with a smile for 42 YEARS!

Northern Mighigan kayaking

The Sportsman's Port is the home of the "Smiley-face" canoe. It's founder was born and raised near the Pine River and the passion for paddling, camping and fishing has continued in the family for many generations.

Marylou Barrons is the current owner and daughter of the Sportsman's Port's founder. Marylou runs the every day operation and her main goal it to ensure that you and your family have a fantastic adventure in Northern Michigan.

Whether you come to Northern Michigan for the adventure of canoeing, kayaking or rafting on the Pine river, or just to enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Sportsman's Port will make sure your stay with us is a memorable one. We strive to give you a family-friendly environment with modern amenities to relax in during your stay.

These activities have been a big part of our life and our goal remains unchanged...helping to share 'Miles of Smiles' with our many guests.

Meet our 'Fleet' of Helpers

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At the Sportsman's Port we make sure that our staff of friendly, courteous, fun people are there to help make your trip to Northern Michigan a memorable one. We have drivers to get you to the Pine River, staff to deliver wood to your campsite, and keep the park groomed and clean. All of our staff are camping and paddling enthusiasts so feel free to ask anyone about the trip you have planned. It is a great way to get inside information about the Pine River. Contact us to see why we say the Sportsman's Port is "Miles of Smiles".

More information is available by calling 231-862-3571, toll free 1-888-226-6301 or e-mail us at

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Manistee National Forest

Mailing Address:
4020 E. 46 Rd.
Cadillac, MI 49601

Campground Address:
10487 W. M55 Hwy.
Wellston, MI 49689

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