Shel-Haven Welcomes You
Shel-Haven Canoe Rental is located on the beautiful Manistee River, just 8 miles west of Grayling on M-72. We are open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on the weekends in spring and fall. Any other time by appointment.
The Tompkins Family and our experienced crew welcome you.
The Manistee River is very clean, the scenery is beautiful and the trips are the most peaceful you will ever experience. The wildlife is abundant – deer, ducks, beaver, mink, otter, turkey, and often the majestic bald eagle with their nests close by.
The Manistee River averages 2 to 4 feet deep and the current is moderate. It is fast enough to carry you with minimal paddling, but slow enough to make it perfect for even the most inexperienced.
The Manistee offers some of the best trout fishing you can find. The season is open from the lst Saturday in April to the last Saturday in September.
Fishing Guides are available.