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Michigan whitewater, Au Train River

Alger county, M94/Dam to below power house section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+     1 miles
  If you're coming from Escanaba it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Au Train River is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV+ section. The average Michigan whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less
    demanding. This is a very short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. There are some good stretches to
paddle in this river system, the M94/Dam to below power house stretch is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a
 
    hike on the Chatham Ski Trail is always a good adventure, and Au Train Falls is an inspiring place to take a look at while you're here. There is a fine hiking trail close to Au Train River called the Addis Lakes Ski Trail,
  and at Au Train River you always meet someone from Au Train. This river is so great. Don't leave Au Train River without going to Hiawatha National Forest. Summer at Au Train River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Au Train River are in the 10's.

Au Train River, M94/Dam to below power house road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Au Train River.
 Whitewater Near Au Train River:
Au Train River, Alger County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1 miles long (M94/Dam to below power house)
Chocolay River, Marquette County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Cty Road BH)
 Ski Areas Near Au Train River:
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 24 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 40 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 75 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Homestead, Michigan , 91 miles away, 320 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Au Train River:
Days Inn Munising, Munising , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MUNISING-LAKEVIEW, Munising , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn Munising, Munising , 16 miles away
AmericInn Munising, Wetmore , 16 miles away
Magnuson Hotel Pictured Rocks, Wetmore , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Au Train River:
Forest Lake State Forest Campground, Rumely, 2 miles away
Au Train Lake Campground, Alger County, 3 miles away
Hovey Lake Campground, Alger County, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Au Train River:
Addis Lakes Ski Trail, Alger , 3 miles away
Chatham Ski Trail, Alger , 3 miles away
Valley Spur Ski Trail, Alger , 11 miles away
Bay De Noe Grand Island Trail, Delta , 12 miles away
Haymeadow Falls Trail, Delta , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Au Train River:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising - MI , 16 miles away
Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan , 13 miles away
Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Michigan , 15 miles away
Fayette State Park, Michigan , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Au Train River:
Pictured Rocks Golf & Country Club, Munising , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Au Train River
Big Twin Lake, Alger , 15 miles away
Blue Lake, Alger , 17 miles away

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