Welcome to Russell Canoe Livery
and Campgrounds!

Explore Nature’s Finest, The Rifle River!

Michigan’s “fun river” for canoeing, drifting, kayaking, rafting, tubing, and camping.
Moments after launching, you’ll be in the land of the past. A quiet, rich, lovely wilderness of long ago. The scenic Rifle puts enjoying nature at your fingertips, while the current carries you along effortlessly.
If avoiding crowds is important to you, pick any day but Saturday during late June, July, and August.

So Many Ways to Enjoy the Rifle!

Canoeing & Kayaking

Enjoy the scenery and the water as you paddle around the Rifle River. Whether you are looking to be out for a few hours or a few days, we have trips and equipment for you.

Tubing & Rafting

It is more than just tubes! We have a number of different inflatables for you to float down the river. Four person tube, six or eight person rafts, buckets, and only at Russell, the banana cabanas.


With two great campgrounds to choose from, we have a spot for you. Whether you are staying in a camper or a tent, we can accommodate you camping needs. Check out our Crystal Creek and Omer locations and find what fits you!

Scroll to Top