Welcome to Betsie River Canoes and Campground

New Ownership!

Fun Loving Hosts, Adventure Entrepreneurs

Welcome! 

We would like to take a minute to introduce ourselves.  We are Ryan and Amy and we love adventure, meeting new people, and hosting events. Whether you’re looking for a few days away to camp under the stars, a venue for your special event, an adventurous kayak ride, or fishing trip on one of the best rivers in Michigan, we‘d love to be a part of your next vacation. Send us a message and plan your next family friendly getaway at

Betsie River Canoes and Campground!   

PURE MICHIGAN

 Betsie River Canoes and Campground offers affordable camping and canoe/kayak trips down the adventurous Betsie River. Your family can explore our 43 acres by riding your quad, dirt bike or UTV from our trailhead leading to 400 acres of state land, go fishing, hike or bike our trails, play a volleyball or horseshoe tournament, go disc golfing and the children can play in the playground or in the sand boxes. During these exciting activities, you won't be able to resist the smell of a BBQ picnic lunch, so you'll want to fire-up the grill for a tasty treat. To relax in the evening, bring the kids for ice cream at the Camp Store. 

The Betsie River is a designated Scenic and Wildlife Area in Northern Michigan, which provides an adventurous outdoor setting, although you must keep alert for branches and logs. You may see a variety of wildlife: deer, bald eagle, blue heron, fish, turtles, ducks, porcupine, muskrat, beaver, geese, dragonflies, butterflies, and much more. The world renown trout stream provides spawning beds for Steelhead in the spring and Salmon swim upstream abundantly in the fall.

About BRCC

Kayaking the Betsie River

Float the Betsie

Canoe Rentals  

(depending on water level and experience, not recommended for children under 12) 


Kayak Rentals


River Shuttle (Your own float device)

BRCC Launch (Your own float device launch from our landing)

Hot Showers

Campground with bonfire

Camp the Betsie

We offer:
Electric Sites
Rustic Sites

VIP Group Sites

Fly fishing

Fish the Betsie

Steelhead (April – May)

Trout (All summer)

Salmon  (September – October) 

Disc golf course

Disc the Betsie

We currently have a 9 hole disc golf course that runs thru the campground.

 Professional disc golf course coming soon!

Where are we located?

Betsie River Canoes and Campground

13598 Lindy Rd, Thompsonville, Michigan 49683, United States

231-629-0165