Sylvania Wilderness Outfitters


Hello and welcome to Sylvania Outfitters, Inc! I'm Bob Zelinski and I have operated Sylvania Outfitters for over forty years. We are conveniently located just one mile west of Watersmeet, MI on US Hwy 2, and are open 7 days a week with summer hours from 8 AM to 8 PM, spring/fall hours from 8:30 AM to 6 PM, and winter hours from 10 AM to 5PM. We are always happy to help you with all of your canoeing, kayaking and camping plans! Please note that it is best to make a reservation for your outfitting equipment before you arrive, especially if you have a large group. Additionally, Sylvania Outfitters, Inc. is the only outfitter permitted by the US Forest Service to provide canoe trips into the Sylvania Wilderness and the surrounding Ottawa National Forest.

Sylvania Outfitters' expertise is supplying you with provisions and supplies for all of your outdoor camping, canoeing, cross-country skiing and trekking adventures. We also carry fishing licenses, lures and maps, as well as freeze-dried foods. Your customized outfitting will ensure that your outdoor adventure experience goes off without a hitch, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Sylvania Wilderness.

  • Canoes
  • Stand-up Paddle Boards
  • River Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Rowboats
  • Paddles
  • Trailers
  • Camping gear a la carte or as a complete package