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Michigan whitewater, Ravine River

Baraga county, Silver Road to Skanee Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6.6 miles
  If you're coming from Houghton it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Michigan and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Silver Road to Skanee Road section of Ravine River is 6.6 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. A good workout and just being
    out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Silver Road to Skanee Road section is one of them. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if
you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Michigan  
is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Ravine River you'll in all probability meet some folks from Skanee, and Slate River Falls is always fun to check out. Going to Craig Lake State Park close to Ravine River is a good thing to do, and Second Sand Beach is a beach nearby that you can pop by. This is such a wonderful river. Throughout the long summer days, highs mostly are in the 70's at Ravine River while night lows are mostly in the 50's.

Ravine River, Silver Road to Skanee 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 Ravine River.
 Whitewater Near Ravine River:
Slate River, Baraga County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.7 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Ravine River, Baraga County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Slate River, Baraga County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.5 miles long (Arvon quarry to Quartzite Falls)
Peshekee River, Baraga/Marquette County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.9 miles long (Peshekee Grade to Highway 41)
Silver River, Baraga County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.3 miles long (Silver Road to Arvon Road)
Silver River, Baraga County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 4.2 miles long (Arvon Road to Silver Falls Park)
Huron River - West Br., Baraga County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 3.9 miles long (Black C Highway Road to logging ford)
Huron River - East Br., Baraga County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.6 miles long (AAA Road to Skanee Rd)
Tioga River, Baraga County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Sturgeon River)
Falls River, Baraga County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Mead Road to Lake Superior)
 Ski Areas Near Ravine River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 55 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 58 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 94 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 98 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Ravine River:
Ojibwa Marina, Baraga , 18 miles away
Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn, Baraga , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Ravine River:
Second Sand Beach, Baraga , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Ravine River:
AmericInn Calumet, Calumet , 25 miles away
Super 8 Houghton, Houghton , 27 miles away
Travelodge Houghton, Houghton , 27 miles away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Hancock , 28 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton, MI, Houghton , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ravine River:
Big Eric's Bridge State Forest Campground, Skanee, 10 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigamme, 11 miles away
Beaufort Lake State Forest Campground, Michigamme, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ravine River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 27 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 12 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 19 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ravine River:
L'Anse Golf Club, Lanse , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Ravine River
Craig Lake, Baraga , 11 miles away
George Lake, Baraga , 13 miles away
Lake Michigamme, Marquette , 20 miles away

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