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Michigan whitewater, Perch River

Baraga county, Highway 28 to Sturgeon River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     6.8 miles
  The scenic beauty of Michigan and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The Highway 28 to Sturgeon River section of Perch River is 6.8 miles long and is a class II(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. On this section you do get
    some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Highway 28 to Sturgeon River section is one of them. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors
are great reasons to come. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Michigan are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. There's camping available near Perch River.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Pelkie
Creek Hunter Walking Trails is always a magnificent adventure, and Perch River is a location with many visitors from Watton. Baraga State Park is a great site to stop at. Perch River is a good site of normal rainfall. Throughout the month of August you get the most rain around here; February is when it's the driest. Throughout the long summer days here at Perch River, high temperatures commonly reach the 80's with night lows in the 50's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 20's, and nighttime lows through the wintertime for Perch River tend to be in the 0's.

Perch River, Highway 28 to Sturgeon River 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 Perch River.
 Whitewater Near Perch River:
Perch River, Baraga County, 1 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.8 miles long (Highway 28 to Sturgeon River)
Sturgeon River, Houghton County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Sturgeon Falls to road before Prickett Lk)
Sturgeon River, Baraga County, 6 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.8 miles long (Plains Road to Sturgeon Gorge Road)
Rock River, Baraga County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5 miles long (Worm Lake outlet to Sturgeon River)
Sturgeon River, Baraga County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Highway 41 to Upper Falls)
Sturgeon River - West Branch, Houghton County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 4.4 miles long (Newberry Road to S Laird Road)
Otter River - West Branch, Houghton County, 15 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 6.2 miles long (Pike Lake Road to Hazel Swamp Road)
Falls River, Baraga County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Mead Road to Lake Superior)
Paint River, Iron County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Hemlock River to Bates Amasa Road)
Tioga River, Baraga County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Sturgeon River)
 Ski Areas Near Perch River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 25 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 65 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 70 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 86 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 91 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 93 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 96 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 99 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
 Marinas Near Perch River:
Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn, Baraga , 16 miles away
Ojibwa Marina, Baraga , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Perch River:
AmericInn Iron River, Iron River , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOUGHTON-KEWEENAW, Houghton , 27 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton, MI, Houghton , 27 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Houghton, Houghton , 28 miles away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Hancock , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Perch River:
Sturgeon River, Watton, 1 miles away
Norway Lake, Sidnaw, 6 miles away
Big Lake State Forest Campground, Covington, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Perch River:
Pelkie Creek Hunter Walking Trails, Baraga , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Perch River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 28 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 15 miles away
Twin Lakes State Park, Michigan , 22 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Perch River:
L'Anse Golf Club, Lanse , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Perch River
Perch Lake, Iron , 9 miles away
Cable Lake, Iron , 10 miles away
Maggie Lake, Houghton , 17 miles away

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