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Michigan whitewater, Eagle River

Keweenaw county, Phoenix to Eagle River Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V)     2.3 miles
  The natural beauty of Keweenaw County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Houghton, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are
    quite easy. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you
come because it is a very popular destination. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Phoenix to Eagle River Falls section is one of them. This stretch of Eagle River is 2.3 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV(V) section by American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater  
rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are not so many other good places for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to Eagle River Shoals since you're here at Eagle River; you'll perhaps meet some people from Mohawk here. Eagle River gets a normal amount of rainfall. The month with most of the snow is January, and April is when it's the driest. During the summertime at Eagle River highs are generally in the 70's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Throughout the winter highs are generally in the 20's, and through the dark hours in the wintertime at Eagle River temperatures plunge to the 0's.

Eagle River, Phoenix to Eagle River Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Eagle River.
 Whitewater Near Eagle River:
Eagle River, Keweenaw County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.3 miles long (Phoenix to Eagle River Falls)
Gratiot River, Keweenaw County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.4 miles long (Highway 41 to Lower Falls)
Montreal River, Keweenaw County, 19 miles away
      Class I(IV) - 13.8 miles long (Logging Road to Lake Superior)
Slate River, Baraga County, 28 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.7 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Ravine River, Baraga County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Silver Road to Skanee Road)
Slate River, Baraga County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.5 miles long (Arvon quarry to Quartzite Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Eagle River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 70 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 73 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 81 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 84 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 98 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Eagle River:
AmericInn Calumet, Calumet , 14 miles away
Super 8 Houghton, Houghton , 23 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Houghton, Houghton , 24 miles away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Hancock , 24 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton, MI, Houghton , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eagle River:
Sunset Bay RV Resort, Allouez, 10 miles away
Gratiot River County Park, Allouez, 12 miles away
Village Park, Lake Linden, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eagle River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 23 miles away
F. J. McLain State Park, Michigan , 23 miles away
Fort Wilkins State Park, Michigan , 29 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eagle River:
Calumet Golf Course, Calumet , 15 miles away

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