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Michigan whitewater, Au Train River

Alger county, M94/Dam to below power house section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+     1 miles
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If you're coming from Escanaba it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further
    down the page with more info on that. This section of Au Train River is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV+ section. The average Michigan whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a
bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. This is a very short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the M94/Dam to below power house stretch is one of them. And of course, there are  
campgrounds nearby. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Chatham Ski Trail is always a good adventure, and Au Train Falls is an inspiring place to take a look at while you're here. There is a fine hiking trail close to Au Train River called the Addis Lakes Ski Trail, and at Au Train River you always meet someone from Au Train.

Au Train River, M94/Dam to below power house road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Au Train River.
 Whitewater Near Au Train River:
Au Train River, Alger County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1 miles long (M94/Dam to below power house)
Chocolay River, Marquette County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Cty Road BH)
 Ski Areas Near Au Train River:
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 24 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 40 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 75 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Homestead, Michigan , 91 miles away, 320 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Au Train River:
Boarders Inn And Suites Munising MI, Munising , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MUNISING-LAKEVIEW, Munising , 14 miles away
Pictured Rocks Bed And Breakfa, Munising , 14 miles away
AmericInn Munising, Wetmore , 16 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Munising Area, Wetmore , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Au Train River:
Forest Lake State Forest Campground, Rumely, 2 miles away
Au Train Lake Campground, Alger County, 3 miles away
Hovey Lake Campground, Alger County, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Au Train River:
Valley Spur Ski Trail, Alger , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Au Train River:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising - MI , 16 miles away
Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan , 13 miles away
Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Michigan , 15 miles away
Fayette State Park, Michigan , 32 miles away
 Lakes Near Au Train River
Big Twin Lake, Alger , 15 miles away
Blue Lake, Alger , 17 miles away

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