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Michigan whitewater, Sturgeon River

Dickinson county, Sturgeon Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     1.7 miles
  The average Michigan whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The scenic beauty of Dickinson County and the cool fresh water beats anything. The starting point is not too far from Marinette, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nearby
    hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time
in nature have people coming from far and near. This is a pretty short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. The Sturgeon Dam stretch of Sturgeon River in Michigan is 1.7 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV  
section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Sturgeon River is a spot with many visitors from Loretto; everyone close by loves skiing at Norway Mountain. Sturgeon River gets a typical amount of annual rainfall. The wettest month of the year is usually September, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is February. Summertime highs at Sturgeon River regularly tend to be in the 80's. Summer night lows descend down to the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are generally in the 20's; during the dark hours in the wintertime at Sturgeon River temperatures drop to the 0's.

Sturgeon River, Sturgeon Dam 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 Sturgeon River.
 Whitewater Near Sturgeon River:
Sturgeon River, Dickinson County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.7 miles long (Sturgeon Dam)
Menominee River, Marinette County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.3 miles long (Quiver Falls)
Menominee River, Marinette / Menominee County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 0.2 miles long (Pemene Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosirs Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pemebonwon - North Branch, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.4 miles long (Smalley Falls to Long Slide Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Argosy Adventures Rafting, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Menominee River, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.9 miles long (Niagara to Highway 8)
Pemebonwon - South Branch, Marinette County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2.6 miles long (Pembine to Kremlin Road)
Pike River, Marinette County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (to Barker Road)
Pike River, Marinette County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Highway 141)
 Ski Areas Near Sturgeon River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 7 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 42 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 52 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 65 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 73 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Sturgeon River:
Norway Inn Lodge And Suites, Norway , 9 miles away
Days Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 17 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 18 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 19 miles away
Super 8 Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sturgeon River:
Kenkae Travel Park and Store, Vulcan, 6 miles away
Sturgeon Bend Town Park, Loretto, 9 miles away
Morgan Park, Pembine, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sturgeon River:
J. W. Wells State Park, Michigan , 34 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sturgeon River:
Norway City Oak Crest Golf Course, Norway , 9 miles away
Oak Crest Golf Course, Norway , 9 miles away
Bombers Golf Course, Niagara , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Sturgeon River
Mary Lake, Dickinson , 4 miles away
Pine Creek Lake, Dickinson , 7 miles away
Lake Antoine, Dickinson , 18 miles away

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