The Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Rivers run right through Calhoun County, which makes it a great set to go kayaking. There are a few parks that make great launch spots for you to start your trip. These parks include:
Bridge Park is a great place to start your kayak or canoe trip! The park boasts a large parking lot and a handicap accessible launch to make it easy to launch into the river.
Paddler’s Grove boasts a handicap accessible launch, pavilion and restroom.
Reiger & Victory Parks
Located in Albion, Reiger & Victory Parks have boat launch access. This will allow you to launch into the river with ease.
Kellogg House Park
Located in downtown Battle Creek, Kellogg House Park allows you to launch your kayak onto the river and see the sites of downtown Battle Creek. With no real launch, you will have to carry your kayak over rocks to get into the water.