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Michigan whitewater, Tioga River

Baraga county, Highway 41 to Sturgeon River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     2.2 miles
  The wonderful Michigan scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Michigan tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The campgrounds
    here at Tioga River are pretty good. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The put-in location is a short drive from Houghton, as you can see on the road map
further down. The Highway 41 to Sturgeon River stretch of Tioga River is 2.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Lanse love to come to Tioga River,
 
and you should without doubt visit gorgeous Second Sand Beach if you're here. A glorious spot like Baraga State Park close to Tioga River is too great to leave out. High temperatures at Tioga River during the summer months are in the 70's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 50's. During the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's; after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Tioga River fall into the 0's. The amount of rain that falls at Tioga River is close to the national average. Most of the rain falls during September, and the driest of the months is February.

Tioga River, Highway 41 to Sturgeon River 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 Tioga River.
 Whitewater Near Tioga River:
Tioga River, Baraga County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Sturgeon River)
Sturgeon River, Baraga County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Highway 41 to Upper Falls)
Rock River, Baraga County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5 miles long (Worm Lake outlet to Sturgeon River)
Falls River, Baraga County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Mead Road to Lake Superior)
Silver River, Baraga County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.3 miles long (Silver Road to Arvon Road)
Silver River, Baraga County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 4.2 miles long (Arvon Road to Silver Falls Park)
Sturgeon River, Baraga County, 12 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.8 miles long (Plains Road to Sturgeon Gorge Road)
Slate River, Baraga County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.5 miles long (Arvon quarry to Quartzite Falls)
Slate River, Baraga County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.7 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Peshekee River, Baraga/Marquette County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.9 miles long (Peshekee Grade to Highway 41)
 Ski Areas Near Tioga River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 34 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 68 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 87 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Tioga River:
Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn, Baraga , 11 miles away
Ojibwa Marina, Baraga , 11 miles away
 Beaches Near Tioga River:
Second Sand Beach, Baraga , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Tioga River:
Super 8 Houghton, Houghton , 27 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton, MI, Houghton , 28 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOUGHTON-KEWEENAW, Houghton , 28 miles away
Travelodge Houghton, Houghton , 28 miles away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Hancock , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tioga River:
King Lake State Forest Campground, Covington, 3 miles away
L'Anse Township Park, Lanse, 9 miles away
Ojibwa Recreation Area - KBIC, Baraga, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Tioga River:
Pelkie Creek Hunter Walking Trails, Baraga , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tioga River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 27 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 11 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 16 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tioga River:
L'Anse Golf Club, Lanse , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Tioga River
George Lake, Baraga , 14 miles away
Craig Lake, Baraga , 15 miles away
Cable Lake, Iron , 18 miles away

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