riverfacts.com
US Whitewater > Michigan > Ontonagon River East Branch

MORE INFOMAPSTATSSAFETY

      
   
   
   

Michigan whitewater, Ontonagon River East Branch

Ontonagon county, East Branch Road to Highway 45 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7.5 miles
  The East Branch Road to Highway 45 section of Ontonagon River East Branch in Ontonagon County is 7.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The wonderful Michigan scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater paddling here in the Gogebic Range is a great
    experience. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have
reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. The put-in location is a short drive from Houghton, as you can see on the road map further down. This is not the only paddling stretch in this  
river system, there are others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Ontonagon River East Branch you will meet lots of folks from close by Greenland. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Ontonagon River East Branch; North Country National Scenic Trail is a tremendous local trail. An average amount of rainfall falls at Ontonagon River East Branch. Throughout the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest month is February.

Ontonagon River East Branch, East Branch Road to Highway 45 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

Map
map
Detailed Map


Stats
map
Stats for this river stretch


Weather
weather
Local weather forecast


OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Ontonagon River East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Ontonagon River East Branch:
Ontonagon River, Ontonagon County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.1 miles long (Highway 45 to Ontonagon)
Ontonagon River East Branch, Ontonagon County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (East Branch Road to Highway 45)
Sandstone Creek, Ontonagon County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Roadside along Highway 45)
Baltimore River, Ontonagon County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.4 miles long (Highway 45 to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - West Branch, Ontonagon County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.3 miles long (Victoria Falls dam to Victoria Dam Road)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Ontonagon County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 25 miles long (Highway 2 to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - South Branch, Ontonagon County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 19.4 miles long (Highway 28 to W Br Ontonagon)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Ontonagon County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 7.7 miles long (Below Bond Falls to Highway 28)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Gobebic/Ontonagon County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 8.4 miles long (Burned Dam Camp Ground to Bond Falls Flowage)
Ontonagon River - West Branch, Ontonagon County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.4 miles long (Norwich Road to Victoria Falls Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Ontonagon River East Branch:
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 37 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 60 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 62 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 68 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 77 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 90 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 96 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
 Marinas Near Ontonagon River East Branch:
Marina Ontonagon, Ontonagon , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Ontonagon River East Branch:
Santa Monica Beach, Ontonagon , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Ontonagon River East Branch:
AmericInn Silver City, Silver City , 18 miles away
Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River , 36 miles away
BEST WESTERN Derby Inn, Eagle River , 37 miles away
Days Inn Eagle River, Eagle River , 38 miles away
Super 8 Eagle River, Eagle River , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ontonagon River East Branch:
Stannard Township Park, Bruce Crossing, 9 miles away
Tom's Tours and Campground, Ontonagon, 9 miles away
Courtney Lake, Mass City, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Ontonagon River East Branch:
North Country National Scenic Trail, Ontonagon , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ontonagon River East Branch:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 43 miles away
Ottawa National Forest, Michigan , 18 miles away
Twin Lakes State Park, Michigan , 20 miles away
Lake Gogebic State Park, Michigan , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ontonagon River East Branch:
Perttus Big Spruce Golf Course, Bruce Crossing , 9 miles away
Ontonagon Golf Club, Ontonagon , 17 miles away
Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course, Watersmeet , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Ontonagon River East Branch
Courtney Lake, Ontonagon , 13 miles away

Copyright © Stratus-Pikpuk, Inc.
Some content, including Reach Name, Class, Coordinates, and Length, comes from American Whitewater with permission.