Third Coast Paddling | Third Coast Paddling


PAW PAW RIVER : Open 10 am – 6 pm est
NEW BUFFALO BEACH : Open 11 am – 6 pm est
JEAN KLOCK BEACH: Closed weekdays; visit us Saturday and Sunday



Escape down the beautiful Paw Paw River in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, or paddle Lake Michigan from our beach sites

Ready for a fun day on the water your friends and family will never forget? Rent kayaks or paddleboards on the Paw Paw River in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, or explore Lake Michigan from New Buffalo Beach in Harbor Country! It’s a great way for all ages — kids and families included — to get active and explore some of Southwest Michigan’s best outdoor attractions.

Choose from the following rental equipment:
Reservations for groups of less than 20 are not necessary or accepted – just show up, and you’ll be on your way!

Visit Our Three Southwest Michigan Locations

  • Paw Paw River – located just minutes from downtown St. Joseph and the Benton Harbor Arts District, you can explore beautiful wetlands and paddle through Harbor Shores Resort, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
  • Jean Klock Beach – the best-kept secret in Southwest Michigan is this gorgeous stretch of beach, where you can take in sweeping views of the St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard.
  • New Buffalo City Beach – discover Lake Michigan from the water on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard at one of Harbor Country’s best beaches.

Visit our FAQ for some quick answers and get more info on each site at the links above the video. We look forward to helping you paddle the Third Coast soon!