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Michigan whitewater, Sandstone Creek

Ontonagon county, Roadside along Highway 45 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     1 miles
  The scenic beauty of Ontonagon County and the water flowing gracefully down Sandstone Creek have people coming here. The average Michigan whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The Roadside along Highway 45 stretch of Sandstone Creek in Ontonagon County is 1 miles long and is rated by American
    Whitewater as a class IV section. This stretch is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good
spots for that around here. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The starting location is a short drive from Houghton, as you can see on the road map further down. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Gogebic Range scenery is wonderful. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations  
in advance you're all set. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Roadside along Highway 45 section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Sandstone Creek you can take a hike along the North Country National Scenic Trail, and there are plenty of folks from Rockland here at Sandstone Creek. Life's too short to enjoy all the enjoyable stuff in the Gogebic Range. If you want to have a look at some out of the ordinary stuff, have a look at South Bluff. Sandstone Creek gets a typical amount of rainfall. August is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month is February.

Sandstone Creek, Roadside along Highway 45 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 Sandstone Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sandstone Creek:
Sandstone Creek, Ontonagon County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Roadside along Highway 45)
Ontonagon River, Ontonagon County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.1 miles long (Highway 45 to Ontonagon)
Baltimore River, Ontonagon County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.4 miles long (Highway 45 to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - West Branch, Ontonagon County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.3 miles long (Victoria Falls dam to Victoria Dam Road)
Ontonagon River East Branch, Ontonagon County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (East Branch Road to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - South Branch, Ontonagon County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 19.4 miles long (Highway 28 to W Br Ontonagon)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Ontonagon County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 25 miles long (Highway 2 to Highway 45)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Ontonagon County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 7.7 miles long (Below Bond Falls to Highway 28)
Ontonagon River - West Branch, Ontonagon County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.4 miles long (Norwich Road to Victoria Falls Dam)
Ontonagon River - Middle Branch, Gobebic/Ontonagon County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 8.4 miles long (Burned Dam Camp Ground to Bond Falls Flowage)
 Ski Areas Near Sandstone Creek:
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 34 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 45 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 56 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 58 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 65 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 77 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 91 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 99 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
 Marinas Near Sandstone Creek:
Marina Ontonagon, Ontonagon , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Sandstone Creek:
AmericInn Silver City, Silver City , 15 miles away
Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River , 35 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 , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandstone Creek:
Stannard Township Park, Bruce Crossing, 7 miles away
Tom's Tours and Campground, Ontonagon, 7 miles away
Ontonagon Township Park, Ontonagon, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Sandstone Creek:
North Country National Scenic Trail, Ontonagon , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sandstone Creek:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 47 miles away
Ottawa National Forest, Michigan , 16 miles away
Twin Lakes State Park, Michigan , 23 miles away
Lake Gogebic State Park, Michigan , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandstone Creek:
Perttus Big Spruce Golf Course, Bruce Crossing , 7 miles away
Ontonagon Golf Club, Ontonagon , 14 miles away
Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course, Watersmeet , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Sandstone Creek
Courtney Lake, Ontonagon , 16 miles away
County Line Lake, Ontonagon , 18 miles away

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