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Michigan whitewater, Escanaba River - Middle Branch

Marquette county, 1.2 mile above CR565 to 0.4 mile below CR565 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     1.6 miles
  The 1.2 mile above CR565 to 0.4 mile below CR565 stretch of Escanaba River - Middle Branch in Michigan is 1.6 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Marquette, as you can see on the road map further down. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. Since you're on
    this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The beautiful scenery of Michigan and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons
enough to come here to paddle. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
If you're visiting Escanaba River - Middle Branch from Marquette, you won't be the only one, and Marquette is a fine local ski area. There is a perfect hiking trail near Escanaba River - Middle Branch called the Holyoke Trail. For the duration of the warmest time of the year, highs usually are in the 70's at Escanaba River - Middle Branch with overnight lows in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Escanaba River - Middle Branch are in the 0's. A common amount of precipitation falls here at Escanaba River - Middle Branch.

Escanaba River - Middle Branch, 1.2 mile above CR565 to 0.4 mile below CR565 road map
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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, 1 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, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.9 miles long (Cataract Basin Dam to powerhouse)
Escanaba River - Middle Branch, Marquette County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 9.3 miles long (White City Falls to 1 mile above CR565)
Escanaba River - East Branch, Marquette County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.25 miles long (Section 20 Bridge to O'Neal Creek confluence)
Escanaba River, Marquette County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 19 miles long (Gwinn to River Road)
Dead River, Marquette County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6.9 miles long (McClure Dam to Forestville Road)
Carp River, Marquette County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Carp Lake dam to CR553)
Big Garlic River, Marquette County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 3.3 miles long (Goldmine Road to Cty 550)
Carp River, Marquette County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (CR553 to Highway 41)
Yellow Dog River, Marquette County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.1 miles long (CR510 to CR550)
 Ski Areas Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Marquette, Michigan , 15 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 33 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 46 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 77 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Cedar Motor Inn, Marquette , 8 miles away
Magnuson Country Inn Ishpeming, Ishpeming , 9 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Marquette, MI, Marquette , 15 miles away
Comfort Suites Marquette, Marquette , 15 miles away
Days Inn Marquette, Marquette , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Horseshoe Lake Campgrounds, Gwinn, 4 miles away
Bass Lake State Forest Campground - Marquette, Gwinn, 5 miles away
Pike Lake State Forest Campground - Marquette, Gwinn, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Holyoke Trail, Marquette , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising - MI , 68 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 27 miles away
Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Michigan , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch:
Wawonowin Country Club, Champion , 13 miles away
Marquette Golf & Country Club, Marquette , 16 miles away
Red Fox Run Golf Course, Gwinn , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Escanaba River - Middle Branch
Greenwood Reservoir, Marquette , 14 miles away
Sunson Lake, Marquette , 20 miles away

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