10610 Steckert Bridge Road Roscommon, 48653
(989) 275-5273
Canoes & Kayaks
Canoe or Kayak around the AuSable River and enjoy a peaceful day seeing the beautiful scenery and wildlife of northern Michigan.
Jump in an innertube with your friends and family and relax to the current of the river or use a paddle to navigate your way through.
We offer Rustic and non-rustic camping experiences with RV access. Bring your own tent or camper or take advantage of our cabins.
Hunting & Fishing
We are open year round, so take advantage of hunting season with state and federal ground all around us, or fish in the AuSable River.


Canoe Livery & Campground Resort
Come Experience Life on the AuSable!
Canoe, Camp, Kayak and Tube on Michigan's beautiful AuSable River in Roscommon. PADDLE BRAVE 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.
News & Events
PADDLE BRAVE is open Year Round.
Open 9:00 am till 9:00 pm
We start taking reservations January 1st

Fall is beautiful on the AuSable...
Plan to stay with us for your bow and opening-week firearm hunting excursions.
What We Offer Our Guests
  • 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
  • Read DNR Firewood Alert
  • Ice Available
  • Three camping cabins - Sleep two to four
  • 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
  • We are open for Hunting until November 22nd 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
*All the facilites in the campground are open to the tent sites such as: restrooms, shower house, gameroom and volleyball court.


We Hope to See You Soon!
Paddle Brave 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. Paddle Brave 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 Paddle Brave call 1-989-275-5273.
Paddle Brave Canoe Livery & Campground  •  10610 Steckert Bridge Road  •  Roscommon  •  MI  •  48653  •  Phone: (989) 275-5273  •  Fax: (989) 275-5465