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Michigan whitewater, Escanaba River - East Branch

Marquette county, Section 20 Bridge to O'Neal Creek confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     2.25 miles
  The wonderful Michigan scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Marquette, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Michigan is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive
    a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. This section of Escanaba River - East Branch in Michigan is 2.25 miles long
and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II(III) section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The Section 20 Bridge to O'Neal Creek confluence section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people.

about the general area:
People from Gwinn love to come to Escanaba River - East Branch, and the skiing at Marquette is fine. From a rainfall point of view Escanaba River - East Branch is a rather common place. Of all the months in a year September is the one with the most rain; the driest month of the year is February. High temperatures at Escanaba River - East Branch through the summertime are in the 70's. All through the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 20's, and overnight lows in the 0's for Escanaba River - East Branch.

Escanaba River - East Branch, Section 20 Bridge to O'Neal Creek confluence 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 Escanaba River - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Escanaba River - East Branch:
Escanaba River - East Branch, Marquette County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.25 miles long (Section 20 Bridge to O'Neal Creek confluence)
Escanaba River, Marquette County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 19 miles long (Gwinn to River Road)
Escanaba River - Middle Branch, Marquette County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.9 miles long (Cataract Basin Dam to powerhouse)
Carp River, Marquette County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Carp Lake dam to CR553)
Carp River, Marquette County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (CR553 to Highway 41)
Dead River, Marquette County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6.9 miles long (McClure Dam to Forestville Road)
Escanaba River - Middle Branch, Marquette County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.6 miles long (1.2 mile above CR565 to 0.4 mile below CR565)
Dead River, Marquette County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.3 miles long (CR 550 Bridge)
Chocolay River, Marquette County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Cty Road BH)
Escanaba River, Marquette County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Highway Camp Ground to Boney Falls Basin)
 Ski Areas Near Escanaba River - East Branch:
Marquette, Michigan , 8 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 37 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 39 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 88 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Escanaba River - East Branch:
Econo Lodge Lakeside, Marquette , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn MARQUETTE, Marquette , 9 miles away
Comfort Suites Marquette, Marquette , 9 miles away
Days Inn Marquette, Marquette , 9 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Marquette, MI, Marquette , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Escanaba River - East Branch:
Farquar-Metsa Tourist Park, Gwinn, 4 miles away
Anderson Lake West State Forest Campground, Gwinn, 7 miles away
Horseshoe Lake Campgrounds, Gwinn, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Escanaba River - East Branch:
Holyoke Trail, Marquette , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Escanaba River - East Branch:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising - MI , 58 miles away
Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Michigan , 27 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Escanaba River - East Branch:
Red Fox Run Golf Course, Gwinn , 6 miles away
Marquette Golf & Country Club, Marquette , 9 miles away
Chocolay Downs Golf Course, Marquette , 9 miles away

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