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Michigan whitewater, Escanaba River - Middle Branch

Marquette county, White City Falls to 1 mile above CR565 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV+     9.3 miles
  If you're coming from Marquette it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The average Michigan whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This section of Escanaba River - Middle Branch is 9.3
    miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV+ section by American Whitewater. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd
better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The natural beauty of Michigan and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
During your trip to Escanaba River - Middle Branch you'll meet some people from Marquette for sure. The Holyoke Trail is a good hiking trail in the vicinity of Escanaba River - Middle Branch. At Escanaba River - Middle Branch all through the summer highs are in the 70's while nighttime lows are frequently in the 50's. All through the winter the highs are generally in the 20's; nighttime lows at Escanaba River - Middle Branch during the wintertime typically sink into the 0's. Escanaba River - Middle Branch is a good site of normal rainfall. The month of September is the wettest with most of the rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Escanaba River - Middle Branch, White City Falls to 1 mile above CR565 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 Escanaba River - Middle Branch.
 Whitewater Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Escanaba River - Middle Branch, Marquette County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 9.3 miles long (White City Falls to 1 mile above CR565)
Escanaba River - Middle Branch, Marquette County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.6 miles long (1.2 mile above CR565 to 0.4 mile below CR565)
Escanaba River - Middle Branch, Marquette County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.9 miles long (Cataract Basin Dam to powerhouse)
Dead River, Marquette County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6.9 miles long (McClure Dam to Forestville Road)
Big Garlic River, Marquette County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 3.3 miles long (Goldmine Road to Cty 550)
Escanaba River - East Branch, Marquette County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.25 miles long (Section 20 Bridge to O'Neal Creek confluence)
Escanaba River, Marquette County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 19 miles long (Gwinn to River Road)
Carp River, Marquette County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Carp Lake dam to CR553)
Yellow Dog River, Marquette County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.1 miles long (CR510 to CR550)
Carp River, Marquette County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (CR553 to Highway 41)
 Ski Areas Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Marquette, Michigan , 18 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 31 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 50 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 73 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Magnuson Country Inn Ishpeming, Ishpeming , 6 miles away
Cedar Motor Inn, Marquette , 8 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Marquette, MI, Marquette , 18 miles away
Comfort Suites Marquette, Marquette , 18 miles away
Days Inn Marquette, Marquette , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Country Village RV Park, Ishpeming, 6 miles away
Bass Lake State Forest Campground - Marquette, Gwinn, 8 miles away
Horseshoe Lake Campgrounds, Gwinn, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Holyoke Trail, Marquette , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 23 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Wawonowin Country Club, Champion , 9 miles away
Marquette Golf & Country Club, Marquette , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch
Greenwood Reservoir, Marquette , 10 miles away
Sunson Lake, Marquette , 16 miles away

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