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Michigan whitewater, Presque Isle

Gogebic Ontonagon county, Steigers Bridge to South Boundary Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     8.4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Michigan are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The Steigers Bridge to South Boundary Road section of Presque Isle in Michigan is 8.4 miles long and it is classified as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The starting location is
    a short drive from Merrill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular
destination. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. The wild scenery of the Gogebic Range is great. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. The natural beauty of Michigan and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water  
attract people from near and far.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Rainbow Falls Trail is splendid fun, and the smiling folks of Wakefield like to hang out close by. So many entertaining things to do here in the Gogebic Range, too fine to be true. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Ogimakwe Falls; a day on the slopes of Indianhead is just what you need. This river is so perfect. Abinodji Falls is an inspiring location to pop by while you're here. A tremendous location like Porcupine Mountains State Park next to Presque Isle is too perfect to leave out.

Presque Isle, Steigers Bridge to South Boundary Road road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Presque Isle.
 Whitewater Near Presque Isle:
Copper Creek, Gogebic County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (logging road to Presque Isle)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.4 miles long (Steigers Bridge to South Boundary Road)
Presque Isle, Gogebic County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (South Boundary Road to Lake Superior)
Little Carp River, Ontonagon/Gogebic County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Greenstone Falls trail to Lake Superior)
Carp River, Ontonagon/Gogebic County, 6 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.7 miles long (above Shining Cloud Falls to Lake Superior)
Planter Creek, Gogebic County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (Highway 28 to Wirtanen Road)
Black River, Gogebic County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2.6 miles long (Conglomerate Falls to Lake Superior)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Underwood Tower Road to Steigers Bridge)
Black River, Gogebic County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (Ramsey to above Gabbro Falls)
Black River, Gogebic County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7.9 miles long (Narrows Park to Conglomerate Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Presque Isle:
Indianhead, Michigan , 9 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 9 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 14 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 20 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 35 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 72 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 84 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 87 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 90 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Presque Isle:
AmericInn Ironwood, Ironwood , 18 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 19 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 20 miles away
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 21 miles away
Lake Of The Torches Resort Casino, Lac du Flambeau , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Presque Isle:
Porcupine Mountains State Park - Presque Isle, Ramsay, 4 miles away
Preque Isle State Campground, Gogebic County, 4 miles away
Black River Harbor, Bessemer, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Presque Isle:
Rainbow Falls Trail, Gogebic , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Presque Isle:
Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Marais - MN , 62 miles away
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 63 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park, Michigan , 11 miles away
Lake Gogebic State Park, Michigan , 26 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Presque Isle:
Boulder Creek Golf Course, Ironwood , 12 miles away
Gogebic Country Club, Ironwood , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Presque Isle
McDonald Lake, Gogebic , 15 miles away

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