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Michigan whitewater, Huron River - West Br.

Baraga county, Black C Highway Road to logging ford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV(V)     3.9 miles
  The wonderful Michigan scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The Black C Highway Road to logging ford section of Huron River - West Br. is 3.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater
    to be a class II-IV(V) section. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. You
can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Black C Highway Road to logging ford section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The starting  
location is a reasonable drive from Houghton, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Huron River - West Br. wouldn’t be complete without a visit to nearby Craig Lake State Park. A spree to West Branch Falls will fill your soul with good feelings, and if you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby Skanee. This is a really good river. It's always good to go to Big Falls. High temperatures at Huron River - West Br. through the summertime are in the 70's. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's while Huron River - West Br.

Huron River - West Br., Black C Highway Road to logging ford road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Huron River - West Br..
 Whitewater Near Huron River - West Br.:
Huron River - West Br., Baraga County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 3.9 miles long (Black C Highway Road to logging ford)
Huron River - East Br., Baraga County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.6 miles long (AAA Road to Skanee Rd)
Peshekee River, Baraga/Marquette County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.9 miles long (Peshekee Grade to Highway 41)
Ravine River, Baraga County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Slate River, Baraga County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.7 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Slate River, Baraga County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.5 miles long (Arvon quarry to Quartzite Falls)
Salmon Trout River, Marquette County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.7 miles long (Confluence of W Br Close to Cty 550)
Michigamme River, Marquette County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.5 miles long (Lake Michigamme to Moose River Camp Ground)
Silver River, Baraga County, 18 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.3 miles long (Silver Road to Arvon Road)
Yellow Dog River, Marquette County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 8.3 miles long (Mulligan Truck Trail to CR510)
 Ski Areas Near Huron River - West Br.:
Marquette, Michigan , 49 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 86 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
 Beaches Near Huron River - West Br.:
Second Sand Beach, Baraga , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Huron River - West Br.:
AmericInn Calumet, Calumet , 32 miles away
Magnuson Country Inn Ishpeming, Ishpeming , 32 miles away
Super 8 Houghton, Houghton , 35 miles away
Travelodge Houghton, Houghton , 36 miles away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Hancock , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Huron River - West Br.:
Big Eric's Bridge State Forest Campground, Skanee, 2 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigamme, 12 miles away
Beaufort Lake State Forest Campground, Michigamme, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Huron River - West Br.:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 35 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 12 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 16 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 28 miles away
 Lakes Near Huron River - West Br.
Craig Lake, Baraga , 12 miles away
Mountain Lake, Marquette , 13 miles away
George Lake, Baraga , 15 miles away

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