Thornapple to Newaygo - 6 mile trip

Available Equipment

  • Canoes
  • Rafts
  • Kayaks
  • Tubes
  • Fishing Boats
  • Transport YOUR PERSONAL Equipment

Availability Information

  • 7 days / week
  • 9AM - 3PM for CANOE and KAYAK Departures Every Hour on the Hour
  • 9AM - 1:30PM for RAFT and TUBE Departures Every Hour on the Hour
  • DNR Launch is a PAY to use site - rate varies on state resident or non-resident

Thornapple Access is also known as Hi-Rollway Access as well as the 'Short Canoe / Kayak Trip' or the 'Long Tube / Raft Trip'.
By Canoe or Kayak, the trip is approximately 2 - 2.5 hours.
By Tube or Raft, the trip is approximately 4 - 4.5 hours.
Fishing Boats run an average of 3.5 hours of floating time (plus anchor time).
Last departure - Bus leaves at 1:30 (if not ready, you will be switched automatically to the 2.5 hour trip)

Anyone leaving within a half an hour of these last departure times will need to provide a credit card card deposit of $20 per person. Should you all return by 7:15PM your charge will be voided. Sorry for any inconvenience - these new policies are due to changes from the City of Newaygo. We are not allowed to use the City park or the launch after 8pm. For that reason, we need you back and cleaned off before then or we will get a fine. Thank you for understanding.

This boat launch is the busiest in Newaygo County as it has great parking, large and wide boat launch and is located half-way between Croton and Newaygo so it is the perfect distance for many paddlers / floaters.

This trip is located on the Muskegon River.