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Michigan whitewater, Michigamme River

Marquette county, Lake Michigamme to Moose River Camp Ground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     2.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Michigan and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Lake Michigamme to Moose River Camp Ground stretch of Michigamme River in Michigan is 2.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Iron Mountain, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. For all you camping
    people there are campgrounds nearby. 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 of the sections in this state are safe for beginners.
Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The Lake Michigamme to Moose River Camp Ground stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. 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. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Michigamme here, and you are near Dutchman Point while you're here. When you're here at Michigamme River it's always fun to stop at Craig Lake State Park, and Michigamme River is near Van Riper State Park which is a picturesque site. A river like this is too good to miss. Summer at Michigamme River comes with high temperatures in the 70's, and through the night it cools down to the 50's. All through the wintertime highs are commonly in the 20's, and overnight lows through the wintertime for Michigamme River tend to be in the 0's.

Michigamme River, Lake Michigamme to Moose River Camp Ground 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 Michigamme River.
 Whitewater Near Michigamme River:
Michigamme River, Marquette County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.5 miles long (Lake Michigamme to Moose River Camp Ground)
Michigamme River, Marquette County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.5 miles long (Witbeck Rapids)
Peshekee River, Baraga/Marquette County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.9 miles long (Peshekee Grade to Highway 41)
Huron River - West Br., Baraga County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 3.9 miles long (Black C Highway Road to logging ford)
Huron River - East Br., Baraga County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.6 miles long (AAA Road to Skanee Rd)
Slate River, Baraga County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.5 miles long (Arvon quarry to Quartzite Falls)
Ravine River, Baraga County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Tioga River, Baraga County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Sturgeon River)
Slate River, Baraga County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.7 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Yellow Dog River, Marquette County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 8.3 miles long (Mulligan Truck Trail to CR510)
 Ski Areas Near Michigamme River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 45 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 48 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 77 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
 Hotels Near Michigamme River:
Magnuson Country Inn Ishpeming, Ishpeming , 27 miles away
Super 8 Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 30 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 30 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 30 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Michigamme River:
Moose Rapids Township Camp Ground, Michigamme, 1 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigamme, 6 miles away
Michigamme Shores Campground, Champion, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Michigamme River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 46 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 6 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 9 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Michigamme River
Lake Michigamme, Marquette , 1 miles away
Little Squaw Lake, Marquette , 9 miles away
George Lake, Baraga , 10 miles away

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