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Michigan whitewater, Ontonagon River - Middle Branch

Ontonagon county, Below Bond Falls to Highway 28 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     7.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This section of Ontonagon River - Middle Branch in Ontonagon County is 7.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. The beautiful scenery of Michigan and the water flowing gracefully down Ontonagon River - Middle Branch make the trip here worthwhile. A
    bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Below Bond Falls to Highway 28 stretch is just one of many. The
nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. The campgrounds here at Ontonagon River - Middle Branch are pretty good. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing
 
hike along the North Country National Scenic Trail, and there are plenty of folks from Trout Creek here at Ontonagon River - Middle Branch. A delightful location like Ottawa National Forest close to Ontonagon River - Middle Branch is too great to leave out. During the summertime months, highs usually are in the 70's at Ontonagon River - Middle Branch with night lows in the 50's. High temperatures all through the winter are normally in the 10's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Ontonagon River - Middle Branch. The yearly rainfall here at Ontonagon River - Middle Branch is about average.

Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Below Bond Falls to Highway 28 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Ontonagon River - Middle Branch.
 Whitewater Near Ontonagon River - Middle Branch:
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Ontonagon County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 7.7 miles long (Below Bond Falls to Highway 28)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Ontonagon County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 25 miles long (Highway 2 to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Gobebic/Ontonagon County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 8.4 miles long (Burned Dam Camp Ground to Bond Falls Flowage)
Baltimore River, Ontonagon County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.4 miles long (Highway 45 to Highway 45)
Sandstone Creek, Ontonagon County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Roadside along Highway 45)
Ontonagon River East Branch, Ontonagon County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (East Branch Road to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - South Branch, Ontonagon County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 19.4 miles long (Highway 28 to W Br Ontonagon)
Ontonagon River, Ontonagon County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.1 miles long (Highway 45 to Ontonagon)
Ontonagon River - West Branch, Ontonagon County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.3 miles long (Victoria Falls dam to Victoria Dam Road)
Ontonagon River - West Branch, Ontonagon County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.4 miles long (Norwich Road to Victoria Falls Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Ontonagon River - Middle Branch:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 41 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 59 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 61 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 68 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 90 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 91 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Ontonagon River - Middle Branch:
Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River , 25 miles away
AmericInn Silver City, Silver City , 26 miles away
BEST WESTERN Derby Inn, Eagle River , 26 miles away
Days Inn Eagle River, Eagle River , 27 miles away
Super 8 Eagle River, Eagle River , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ontonagon River - Middle Branch:
Bond Falls Flowage, Watersmeet, 2 miles away
Paulging Pond Campground and Picnic Area, Ontonagon County, 5 miles away
Stannard Township Park, Bruce Crossing, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Ontonagon River - Middle Branch:
North Country National Scenic Trail, Ontonagon , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ontonagon River - Middle Branch:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 50 miles away
Ottawa National Forest, Michigan , 12 miles away
Twin Lakes State Park, Michigan , 28 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ontonagon River - Middle Branch:
Perttus Big Spruce Golf Course, Bruce Crossing , 6 miles away
Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course, Watersmeet , 9 miles away
Big Sand Lake Golf Course, Phelps , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Ontonagon River - Middle Branch
Kvidera Lake, Gogebic , 11 miles away
County Line Lake, Ontonagon , 13 miles away
Stone Lake, Gogebic , 13 miles away

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