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Michigan whitewater, Presque Isle

Gogebic county, Yondota Falls to Copps Mine Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV(V)     1.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Gogebic County and the water flowing gracefully down Presque Isle beats anything. This stretch of Presque Isle in Michigan is 1.5 miles long and has been rated as a class IV(V) section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Merrill, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The campgrounds here at Presque Isle are pretty good. When you're paddling
    down a Gogebic Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill
up quick. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Yondota Falls to Copps  
Mine Road section is just one of many. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Lake Gogebic State Park is worth checking out if you're at Presque Isle; Yondota Falls is a pleasant local attraction. You clearly must adore the Gogebic Range. You'll meet a lot of folks from Marenisco here, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Alligator Eye Trail. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. From a rainfall point of view Presque Isle is a pretty common spot.

Presque Isle, Yondota Falls to Copps Mine 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 Presque Isle.
 Whitewater Near Presque Isle:
Presque Isle, Gogebic County, 1 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Yondota Falls to Copps Mine Road)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Underwood Tower Road to Steigers Bridge)
Little Iron River, Ontonagon County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 7.5 miles long (Nonesuch Falls to Highway 107)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.4 miles long (Steigers Bridge to South Boundary Road)
Big Iron River, Ontonagon County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.3 miles long (White Pine to Silver City)
Planter Creek, Gogebic County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (Highway 28 to Wirtanen Road)
Ontonagon River, Ontonagon County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 9.7 miles long (Thayer Road to FS Road 178)
Union River, Ontonagon County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.3 miles long (Union River cabin to campground)
Little Carp River, Ontonagon/Gogebic County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Greenstone Falls trail to Lake Superior)
Copper Creek, Gogebic County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (logging road to Presque Isle)
 Ski Areas Near Presque Isle:
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 18 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 20 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 22 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 28 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 49 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 91 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 92 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Marinas Near Presque Isle:
Greer's Pier, Manitowish Waters , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Presque Isle:
Quality Inn Minocqua, Minocqua , 26 miles away
Lake Of The Torches Resort Casino, Lac du Flambeau , 26 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Concord Inn, Minocqua , 27 miles away
AmericInn Minocqua, Minocqua , 28 miles away
Black Bear Lodge, Saint Germain , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Presque Isle:
Bobcat Lake Campground, Gogebic County, 4 miles away
Ontonagon County Park Campground and Picnic Area, Ontonagon County, 7 miles away
Lake Gogebic State Park, Marenisco, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Presque Isle:
Alligator Eye Trail, Gogebic , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Presque Isle:
Lake Gogebic State Park, Michigan , 8 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park, Michigan , 18 miles away
Ottawa National Forest, Michigan , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Presque Isle:
Trout Lake Golf & Country Club, Woodruff , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Presque Isle
Bobcat Lake, Gogebic , 4 miles away
Gaylord Lake, Gogebic , 8 miles away
Lake Gogebic, Ontonagon , 8 miles away

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