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Michigan whitewater, Ontonagon River - West Branch

Ontonagon county, Victoria Falls dam to Victoria Dam Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     5.3 miles
  The Victoria Falls dam to Victoria Dam Road stretch of Ontonagon River - West Branch is 5.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The starting point is not too far from Houghton, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Ontonagon County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. For all you camping
    people there are campgrounds nearby. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. The wild scenery of the Gogebic Range is great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Michigan is often easier than
elsewhere, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Victoria Falls dam to Victoria Dam Road section is just one of them. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before  
you come because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
On a nice day at Ontonagon River - West Branch you can take a hike along the North Country National Scenic Trail, and you'll in all probability meet some folks from Rockland here. If you want a great time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Gogebic Range. Ontonagon River - West Branch is in the vicinity of Ottawa National Forest which is a beautiful location. Ontonagon River - West Branch gets a normal amount of annual precipitation.

Ontonagon River - West Branch, Victoria Falls dam to Victoria Dam Road 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 Ontonagon River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Ontonagon River - West Branch:
Ontonagon River - West Branch, Ontonagon County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.3 miles long (Victoria Falls dam to Victoria Dam Road)
Sandstone Creek, Ontonagon County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Roadside along Highway 45)
Ontonagon River, Ontonagon County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.1 miles long (Highway 45 to Ontonagon)
Baltimore River, Ontonagon County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.4 miles long (Highway 45 to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - South Branch, Ontonagon County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 19.4 miles long (Highway 28 to W Br Ontonagon)
Ontonagon River East Branch, Ontonagon County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (East Branch Road to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - West Branch, Ontonagon County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.4 miles long (Norwich Road to Victoria Falls Dam)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Ontonagon County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 25 miles long (Highway 2 to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Ontonagon County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 7.7 miles long (Below Bond Falls to Highway 28)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Gobebic/Ontonagon County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 8.4 miles long (Burned Dam Camp Ground to Bond Falls Flowage)
 Ski Areas Near Ontonagon River - West Branch:
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 30 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 48 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 53 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 55 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 76 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 90 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
 Marinas Near Ontonagon River - West Branch:
Marina Ontonagon, Ontonagon , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Ontonagon River - West Branch:
AmericInn Silver City, Silver City , 11 miles away
Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River , 36 miles away
BEST WESTERN Derby Inn, Eagle River , 36 miles away
Days Inn Eagle River, Eagle River , 37 miles away
Super 8 Eagle River, Eagle River , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ontonagon River - West Branch:
Tom's Tours and Campground, Ontonagon, 6 miles away
Stannard Township Park, Bruce Crossing, 8 miles away
Ontonagon Township Park, Ontonagon, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Ontonagon River - West Branch:
North Country National Scenic Trail, Ontonagon , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ontonagon River - West Branch:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 50 miles away
Ottawa National Forest, Michigan , 15 miles away
Twin Lakes State Park, Michigan , 26 miles away
Lake Gogebic State Park, Michigan , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ontonagon River - West Branch:
Perttus Big Spruce Golf Course, Bruce Crossing , 8 miles away
Ontonagon Golf Club, Ontonagon , 10 miles away
Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course, Watersmeet , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Ontonagon River - West Branch
County Line Lake, Ontonagon , 18 miles away
Courtney Lake, Ontonagon , 19 miles away

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