Make a Reservation

Due to the popularity of Carlisle Canoe Livery, a reservation is always a good idea to avoid disappointment.

When you call to make a reservation you will be asked the following information:

  • Your name/Group name
  • A phone number
  • The trip you are planning on paddling
  • How many canoes and kayaks you wish to reserve
  • The date of your trip
  • The departure time you wish to have, we reserve by the hour
    • Note: We are able to accommodate a limited number of reservations per hour. Reserving early will allow you to have the departure time you would like.

A credit card is necessary to hold the reservation. Your card will be charged a deposit with that amount to be applied to the remaining balance the day of your trip. Please be sure to read our cancellation policy.

Carlisle Canoe Livery, LLC
100 State Street
Grayling, MI 49738
phone: 989.344.1400

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Hours of Operation

  • Open early spring thru early November (weather permitting)
  • Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4pm (2nd week of September through October by reservation only during the week.)
  • Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm
  • Latest Pick-up Time: 6:30pm (please plan your trip accordingly. Late fees occur for boats later than 6:30pm)

Cancellation Policy

  • Weather – There is no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing. In the event thunderstorms are a high probability, we ask that you wait it out until 1 pm. If bad weather is still in the area, Carlisle Canoe Livery will be happy to write you a rain check that is good for the current season.
  • You may cancel up to 5 days at no charge.
  • Within 4 days, deposit will be refunded in the form of a credit, valid for the current season.
  • The day of your trip, your deposit will be forfeited.