Canoe Livery & Campground Resort

Come Experience Summer on the AuSable!

Canoe, Camp, Kayak and Tube on Michigan's beautiful AuSable River in Roscommon. PADDDLEBRAVE is an old-fashioned campground and canoe livery located directly on the South Branch River. We welcome all campers, from pup tents to RV's. We cater to Scouts, Families, Youth, Church and School Groups. Ask about group discounts.

We offer:

  • 33 sites with electricity (most with 20amp, some 30amp)
  • Water fill tower and a sewage dump station
  • 12 rustic tent sites with no electricity*
  • Campstore with limited groceries
  • Gift Shop
  • Firewood Available - please do not bring your own
    DNR Firewood Alert
  • Ice Available
*All the facilites in the campground are open to the tent sites such as:
restrooms, shower house, gameroom and volleyball court.

  • Three camping cabins—two of which sleep four and one which sleeps two
  • Well-treed with over 1000' of river frontage
  • An enclosed pavillion for group picnics
  • Horseshoes
  • Volleyball court
  • Great Fishing
  • Tubing
  • Canoe Trips from one hour to one week
  • Kayaks
Special Rates for Scout Groups
Your Hosts Jill & Tom
PADDLEBRAVE is open year round. Store your trailer on-site for $1.00 per day Nov-April.
We start taking reservations January 1st
Trout Season opens April 26, 2014

We offer weekday discounts- Call for details

  • We are open for hunting season with state and federal land all around us
  • Beautiful fall color trips available - with fewer paddlers you increase your chances of seeing more wildlife along the river
  • When the snow starts to fall we look forward to the snowmobilers
  • There are cross country trails and downhill skiing nearby
  • The cabins and restrooms are heated all winter
  • We welcome winter campers and canoers



We hope to see you soon!

PaddleBrave is a Michigan campground on the AuSable River, which offers canoe & kayak rental, canoeing & kayaking trips, camping, river tubing, and shuttle service for drop off and pick up. PaddleBrave campground has a volleyball court, horseshoes, fishing, shop, and bathroom with hot showers. Our canoe and kayak customers come from all over Michigan including in Lewiston MI, Cheboygan MI, Houghton Lake MI, West Branch MI, Alpena MI, Mio MI, Atlanta MI, Wolverine MI, Cadillac MI, Bellaire MI, Traverse City MI, East Jordan MI, Gladwin MI, Prudenville MI, Roscommon MI, Kalkaska MI, Boyne City MI, Grayling MI, East Tawas MI, Mancelona MI, Rogers City MI, Mackinac Island MI. To set- up a trip at PaddleBrave call 1-989-275-5273.