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Michigan whitewater, Copper Creek

Gogebic county, logging road to Presque Isle section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The natural beauty of Michigan and the water flowing gracefully down Copper Creek attract people from near and far. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. This stretch has has enough mileage,
    suitable for an afternoon trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The beautiful Gogebic Range scenery is an added bonus. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want
to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The logging road to Presque Isle stretch of Copper Creek is 4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-IV section. The logging road to Presque Isle section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Merrill, please print out a copy of the road map further  
down the page so you won’t get lost. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
A short visit to Abinodji Falls is always worthwhile, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Rainbow Falls Trail. If you fancy the outdoors you'll fancy it here in the Gogebic Range. Ogima Falls is a charming location to take a look at while you're at Copper Creek. Porcupine Mountains State Park is a great site, and if you're dropping by from Wakefield, you won't be the only one.

Copper Creek, logging road to Presque Isle road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Copper Creek.
 Whitewater Near Copper Creek:
Copper Creek, Gogebic County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (logging road to Presque Isle)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.4 miles long (Steigers Bridge to South Boundary Road)
Presque Isle, Gogebic County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (South Boundary Road to Lake Superior)
Little Carp River, Ontonagon/Gogebic County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Greenstone Falls trail to Lake Superior)
Planter Creek, Gogebic County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (Highway 28 to Wirtanen Road)
Carp River, Ontonagon/Gogebic County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.7 miles long (above Shining Cloud Falls to Lake Superior)
Black River, Gogebic County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2.6 miles long (Conglomerate Falls to Lake Superior)
Black River, Gogebic County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (Ramsey to above Gabbro Falls)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Underwood Tower Road to Steigers Bridge)
Black River, Gogebic County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7.9 miles long (Narrows Park to Conglomerate Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Copper Creek:
Indianhead, Michigan , 7 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 8 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 13 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 21 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 34 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 73 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 88 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 90 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Copper Creek:
AmericInn Ironwood, Ironwood , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 18 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 18 miles away
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 20 miles away
Lake Of The Torches Resort Casino, Lac du Flambeau , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Copper Creek:
Porcupine Mountains State Park - Presque Isle, Ramsay, 5 miles away
Preque Isle State Campground, Gogebic County, 5 miles away
Eddy Park, Wakefield, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Copper Creek:
Rainbow Falls Trail, Gogebic , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Copper Creek:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 63 miles away
Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Marais - MN , 64 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park, Michigan , 12 miles away
Lake Gogebic State Park, Michigan , 26 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Copper Creek:
Boulder Creek Golf Course, Ironwood , 11 miles away
Gogebic Country Club, Ironwood , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Copper Creek
McDonald Lake, Gogebic , 13 miles away

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