We're renting kayaks!! (No canoes)
we do not provide dry bags
Middlegrounds: we are no longer renting kayaks there Sorry, call the shop and let us know if you liked this rental location.
Farnsworth: OPEN (Fri - Sat - Sun)
Open Monday, memorial day. 10am - 7pm
Stand up paddle boards available.
Grand Rapids: OPEN ALL WEEK.
We can't transport personal boats
we can't put one person by themselves in the river but they are welcome to go with a group or 1 other person
Kids 12 and under: 1/2 off
Kids under 4: we don't recommend downriver trips.
Dogs are allowed in our boats.
Guided tours are available in advance (add 15$ hour)
100 mile trips are available from Antwer
We're offering full moon night paddles. choose location & buy from our online store
Group rates are available during the week.
On really busy weekends, you might have a short wait for pick up please be patient & enjoy the peace & serenity of the maumee river
WE DON'T SELL MINNOWS, CUT BAIT OR WAX WORMS.
WE DON'T PROCESS BOAT LICENSES OR FISHING LICENSES.
We've moved our rental location across the street!!
We're on Front Street across from the Town Hall in Grand Rapids.
Our full address is 24287 Front Street Grand Rapids Ohio 43522.
We're all about enhancing the quality of life in Grand Rapids and River Lures is your one stop destination for fun and relaxation. Experience fun, sun, kayaking and legendary fishing. It's all waiting at River Lures Kayaking.
New for 2018
Downstream from Grand Rapids:
5 mile trip to "Hidden View" (The Fish)
25$ for a single kayak and 50$ tandem kayak
9 mile trip to Farnsworth
33$ for a single kayak and 66$ tandem kayak
13 mile trip to 475 bridge (Sidecut Metropark)
43$ for a single kayak and 86$ tandem kayak
This stretch of water from Waterville to 475 is the only section with short class 3 rapids, we'll discuss safety and technique before you leave.
Single kayak / 15$ hour
Tandem kayak / 30 hour
4 mile: Hidden View - Farnsworth: 20$
5 mile: Farnsworth - 475: 25$ **
9 mile: Hidden View - 475: 40$ **
canal rental $15.00 per person for 2 hrs & $5.00 per hr per person over 2hrs
credit cards only at farnsworth
prices subject to change without notice
River Life is Better!
Come find out why
The Maumee river was recently designated as the "Maumee River Paddling Trail" and it's 108 miles long! If you have a group of 2 or more in Grand Rapids, we'll take you up river as far as you want and work out the details.
You can also sign up for the Tri-Adventure Race in Defiance Ohio. It was a huge success this year and everybody had a good time.
Also, we have a new online store with products, gift certificates and river trips.
Use the COUPON CODE 1234 and receive 10% off everything online.
Our mission is to create social awareness of our wonderful waterways and beautiful parks. Please like us on facebook and rate us on Yelp. Use your coupon code and we'll see you on the water!
Hours of Operation Grand Rapids, Farnsworth & Middlegrounds
Last kayak rentals put out at 5pm. | No rentals after hours | Call for more details: 419-832-0989
Hours change according to the season.
Grand Rapids hours
March 17th -
9am - 7-9pm
Off season hours
May 25th - September 3rd
Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays
We have a full line of tackle, poles, fishing nets, and general fishing supplies. Live bait includes:
- Glow Worms (green night crawlers)
- Night Crawlers