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Michigan whitewater, Pine River

Lake county, Edgetts to Lincoln Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     16 miles
Actually, the best paddling on the Pine River is below Lincoln, and especially in the section from Dobson Bridge to Low Bridge (approximately 21 miles). there are numerous CI rapids from about 20 minutes US from Dobson to about 20 minutes US from Low Bridge. Unfortunately, due to livery traffic the river is kept cleared to excess. Most of the leaning trees and logjams that make padding interesting have been removed so the drunken rental boat
    paddlers don't get into trouble. Says Jeff

This section of Pine River is 16 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside
Michigan you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cadillac, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Lake County scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The Edgetts to Lincoln Bridge stretch is one of a few paddling  
stretches in this river system. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Luther love to come to Pine River, and you can go for a hike on the Lincoln Mills Snowmobile Trail.

Pine River, Edgetts to Lincoln Bridge 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 Pine River.
 Whitewater Near Pine River:
Pine River, Lake County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Edgetts to Lincoln Bridge)
Boardman River, Grand Traverse County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 0.5 miles long (6 miles South of Traverse City)
 Ski Areas Near Pine River:
Caberfae Peaks, Michigan , 9 miles away, 485 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Michigan , 32 miles away, 375 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Homestead, Michigan , 46 miles away, 320 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Shanty Creek, Michigan , 53 miles away, 450 foot drop, 10 lifts, 49 runs
Cannonsburg, Michigan , 53 miles away, 250 foot drop, 12 lifts, 18 runs
Hanson Hills, Michigan , 67 miles away, 225 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Skyline Ski Slide, Michigan , 69 miles away, 210 foot drop, 5 lifts, 14 runs
Boyne Mountain, Michigan , 72 miles away, 500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 60 runs
Bittersweet, Michigan , 81 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Boyne Highlands, Michigan , 84 miles away, 552 foot drop, 10 lifts, 54 runs
 Hotels Near Pine River:
Cadillac Sands Resort, Cadillac , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Cadillac, Cadillac , 15 miles away
Days Inn Cadillac, Cadillac , 15 miles away
Evergreen Resort, Cadillac , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CADILLAC, Cadillac , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pine River:
Silver Creek State Forest Campground, Luther, 3 miles away
Ravine, Luther, 4 miles away
Lincoln Bridge State Forest Campground, Luther, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Pine River:
Lincoln Mills Snowmobile Trail, Lake , 8 miles away
Caberfae Way Snowmobile Trail, Wexford , 9 miles away
McKenzie Ski Trail, Wexford , 9 miles away
Hungerford Cross Country Ski Trail, Newaygo , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pine River:
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire - MI , 46 miles away
Interlochen State Park, Michigan , 28 miles away
Newaygo State Park, Michigan , 30 miles away
Traverse City State Park, Michigan , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pine River:
Cadillac Country Club, Cadillac , 6 miles away
Wedgewood Golf Club, Cadillac , 11 miles away
Tustin Trails Golf Course, Tustin , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Pine River
Diamond Lake, Osceola , 11 miles away
Lake Cadillac, Wexford , 16 miles away
Putman Lake, Lake , 17 miles away

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