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Michigan whitewater, Falls River

Baraga county, Mead Road to Lake Superior section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+     2 miles
 
Large log laying across river just beyond creek has been cut away and is no longer there. Says Lynn

The nature scenery of Michigan and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This stretch of Falls River in Michigan is 2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV+ section of whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming
    here. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Mead Road to Lake Superior section is one
of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is a pretty short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Michigan are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. There are many good hotels to choose from, but if you donít have reservations  
you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to come across some fine folks from Lanse here, and a trip to Baraga State Park invigorates the soul. Nothing beats kicking back at Second Sand Beach; don't forget to stop at L'Anse Bay while you're here. This river is so good. Near Falls River you hit upon the Pelkie Creek Hunter Walking Trails which is a fine hiking trail. Summertime at Falls River comes with high temperatures in the 70's, and the nighttime is quite cooler of course, generally in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's, and through the dark hours in the wintertime at Falls River temperatures dip to the 0's.

Falls River, Mead Road to Lake Superior road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Falls River.
 Whitewater Near Falls River:
Falls River, Baraga County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Mead Road to Lake Superior)
Sturgeon River, Baraga County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Highway 41 to Upper Falls)
Silver River, Baraga County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 4.2 miles long (Arvon Road to Silver Falls Park)
Silver River, Baraga County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.3 miles long (Silver Road to Arvon Road)
Rock River, Baraga County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5 miles long (Worm Lake outlet to Sturgeon River)
Tioga River, Baraga County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Sturgeon River)
Sturgeon River, Baraga County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.8 miles long (Plains Road to Sturgeon Gorge Road)
Slate River, Baraga County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.5 miles long (Arvon quarry to Quartzite Falls)
Slate River, Baraga County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.7 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Ravine River, Baraga County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
 Ski Areas Near Falls River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 38 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 60 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 72 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 83 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 96 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Falls River:
Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn, Baraga , 3 miles away
Ojibwa Marina, Baraga , 3 miles away
Markham's Marina, Houghton , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Falls River:
Second Sand Beach, Baraga , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Falls River:
Super 8 Houghton, Houghton , 19 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton, MI, Houghton , 20 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Houghton, Houghton , 20 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOUGHTON-KEWEENAW, Houghton , 20 miles away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Hancock , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Falls River:
L'Anse Township Park, Lanse, 2 miles away
Ojibwa Recreation Area - KBIC, Baraga, 2 miles away
Baraga State Park, Baraga, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Falls River:
Pelkie Creek Hunter Walking Trails, Baraga , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Falls River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 19 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 4 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 21 miles away
F. J. McLain State Park, Michigan , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Falls River:
L'Anse Golf Club, Lanse , 1 miles away
Portage Lake Golf Course, Houghton , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Falls River
Craig Lake, Baraga , 19 miles away
George Lake, Baraga , 19 miles away
Huron Lake, Houghton , 20 miles away

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