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Michigan whitewater, Silver River

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

 

CLASS III-V     2.3 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Houghton, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of Baraga County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Silver Road to Arvon Road stretch of Silver River is 2.3 miles long and has been rated as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your
    kayak back to put-in a few times. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The Silver Road to Arvon Road stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.
A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Baraga State Park is both good and picturesque, and it's near Silver River, and one of the
 
    best things about this location is its proximity to Second Sand Beach. Silver River is right next door to Craig Lake State Park which is a picturesque spot, and during your visit here you'll meet some people from Lanse for
  sure. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Summertime highs at Silver River mostly tend to be in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 50's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 20's with temperatures at Silver River dipping down into the 0's throughout winter nights. Silver River gets a typical amount of yearly rainfall.

Silver River, Silver Road to Arvon 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 Silver River.
 Whitewater Near Silver River:
Silver River, BaragaCounty, 1 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.3 miles long (Silver Road to Arvon Road)
Silver River, BaragaCounty, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 4.2 miles long (Arvon Road to Silver Falls Park)
Falls River, BaragaCounty, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Mead Road to Lake Superior)
Tioga River, BaragaCounty, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Sturgeon River)
Slate River, BaragaCounty, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.5 miles long (Arvon quarry to Quartzite Falls)
Slate River, BaragaCounty, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.7 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Ravine River, BaragaCounty, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Sturgeon River, BaragaCounty, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Highway 41 to Upper Falls)
Peshekee River, Baraga/MarquetteCounty, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.9 miles long (Peshekee Grade to Highway 41)
Rock River, BaragaCounty, 13 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5 miles long (Worm Lake outlet to Sturgeon River)
 Ski Areas Near Silver River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 65 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 90 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 100 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
 Marinas Near Silver River:
Ojibwa Marina, Baraga , 10 miles away
Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn, Baraga , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Silver River:
Second Sand Beach, Baraga , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Silver River:
Super 8 Houghton, Houghton , 23 miles away
Travelodge Houghton, Houghton , 24 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton, MI, Houghton , 24 miles away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Hancock , 24 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOUGHTON-KEWEENAW, Houghton , 24 miles away
 Public Lands Near Silver River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 23 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 11 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 15 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Silver River:
L'Anse Golf Club, Lanse , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Silver River
Craig Lake, Baraga , 13 miles away
George Lake, Baraga , 14 miles away

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