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Michigan whitewater, Silver River

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

 

CLASS III-IV+(V)     4.2 miles
  The wonderful Michigan scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This stretch of Silver River in Michigan is 4.2 miles long and is a class III-IV+(V) section of whitewater according
    to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Houghton it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Getting some good exercise
and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
Baraga State Park is a glorious place to stretch your legs a bit; while you're here here do visit nearby Second Sand Beach. Silver Falls is an inspiring spot to pop by during your stay, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Lanse here. This river is so good. All through the long summer days highs here at Silver River reach the 70's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's.

Silver River, Arvon Road to Silver Falls Park 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, Baraga County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 4.2 miles long (Arvon Road to Silver Falls Park)
Silver River, Baraga County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.3 miles long (Silver Road to Arvon Road)
Falls River, Baraga County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Mead Road to Lake Superior)
Slate River, Baraga County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.7 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Slate River, Baraga County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.5 miles long (Arvon quarry to Quartzite Falls)
Ravine River, Baraga County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Tioga River, Baraga County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Sturgeon River)
Sturgeon River, Baraga County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Highway 41 to Upper Falls)
Peshekee River, Baraga/Marquette County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.9 miles long (Peshekee Grade to Highway 41)
Rock River, Baraga County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5 miles long (Worm Lake outlet to Sturgeon River)
 Ski Areas Near Silver River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 57 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
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 100 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 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 , 4 miles away
 Hotels Near Silver River:
Super 8 Houghton, Houghton , 22 miles away
Travelodge Houghton, Houghton , 23 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton, MI, Houghton , 23 miles away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Hancock , 23 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOUGHTON-KEWEENAW, Houghton , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Silver River:
L'Anse Township Park, Lanse, 6 miles away
Ojibwa Recreation Area - KBIC, Baraga, 9 miles away
Baraga State Park, Baraga, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Silver River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 22 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 11 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 15 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 28 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 , 15 miles away

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