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Michigan whitewater, Little Carp River

Ontonagon Gogebic county, Greenstone Falls trail to Lake Superior section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     5.4 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Michigan are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. If you're coming from Merrill it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The beauty of the Gogebic Range is a great plus for this river. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system,
there are a few others too. The beautiful scenery of Michigan and the water flowing gracefully down Little Carp River will make you feel great. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. This section of Little Carp River in Ontonagon/Gogebic County is 5.4 miles long and has been rated  
as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
You can never get enough of the wonderful skiing at Indianhead; Explorers Falls is a great local attraction. This location, the Gogebic Range, has so much outdoors exciting stuff. Going to Porcupine Mountains State Park near Little Carp River is a perfect thing to do; Trappers Falls is always fun to check out. This river is a wonderful place to visit.

Little Carp River, Greenstone Falls trail to Lake Superior 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 Little Carp River.
 Whitewater Near Little Carp River:
Little Carp River, Ontonagon/Gogebic County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Greenstone Falls trail to Lake Superior)
Carp River, Ontonagon/Gogebic County, 2 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.7 miles long (above Shining Cloud Falls to Lake Superior)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.4 miles long (Steigers Bridge to South Boundary Road)
Presque Isle, Gogebic County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (South Boundary Road to Lake Superior)
Copper Creek, Gogebic County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (logging road to Presque Isle)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Underwood Tower Road to Steigers Bridge)
Planter Creek, Gogebic County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (Highway 28 to Wirtanen Road)
Black River, Gogebic County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2.6 miles long (Conglomerate Falls to Lake Superior)
Black River, Gogebic County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (Ramsey to above Gabbro Falls)
Black River, Gogebic County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7.9 miles long (Narrows Park to Conglomerate Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Little Carp River:
Indianhead, Michigan , 13 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 14 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 17 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 18 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 39 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 72 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 82 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 89 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Little Carp River:
AmericInn Ironwood, Ironwood , 23 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 24 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 24 miles away
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 25 miles away
Lake Of The Torches Resort Casino, Lac du Flambeau , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Carp River:
Porcupine Mountains State Park - Presque Isle, Ramsay, 7 miles away
Preque Isle State Campground, Gogebic County, 7 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park - White Pine Extension, White Pine, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Little Carp River:
Rainbow Falls Trail, Gogebic , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Carp River:
Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Marais - MN , 58 miles away
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 65 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park, Michigan , 7 miles away
Lake Gogebic State Park, Michigan , 25 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Carp River:
Boulder Creek Golf Course, Ironwood , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Carp River
McDonald Lake, Gogebic , 19 miles away

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