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Michigan whitewater, Planter Creek

Gogebic county, Highway 28 to Wirtanen Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     1.1 miles
  If you're coming from Merrill it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The beautiful scenery of Gogebic County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and
    paddle. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is a very short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll
find a large number of good rivers. The Highway 28 to Wirtanen Road stretch of Planter Creek in Michigan is 1.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The river winds through the Gogebic Range and you get great scenery. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back  
for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
There's great hiking along the Rainbow Falls Trail, and you can hit the slopes at Indianhead close by. These mountains rock, just look at all the amusing things to do in the Gogebic Range. There are plenty of people from Wakefield here at Planter Creek. Planter Creek gets a common amount of yearly rainfall. The month with most of the rain is June, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Planter Creek, Highway 28 to Wirtanen Road 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 Planter Creek.
 Whitewater Near Planter Creek:
Planter Creek, Gogebic County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (Highway 28 to Wirtanen Road)
Black River, Gogebic County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (Ramsey to above Gabbro Falls)
Copper Creek, Gogebic County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (logging road to Presque Isle)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.4 miles long (Steigers Bridge to South Boundary Road)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Underwood Tower Road to Steigers Bridge)
Black River, Gogebic County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.7 miles long (Cty 513 to Ramsay)
Presque Isle, Gogebic County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (South Boundary Road to Lake Superior)
Powder Mill Creek, Gogebic County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 2 miles long (above Powderhorn Falls to Cty. 513)
Turtle River, Iron County, 11 miles away
      Class I(III) - 16.5 miles long (Shea Dam to Turtle/Flambeau Flowage)
Black River, Gogebic County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2.6 miles long (Conglomerate Falls to Lake Superior)
 Ski Areas Near Planter Creek:
Indianhead, Michigan , 3 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 5 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 11 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 25 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 32 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 77 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 88 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 94 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Planter Creek:
Greer's Pier, Manitowish Waters , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Planter Creek:
AmericInn Ironwood, Ironwood , 15 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 16 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 17 miles away
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 18 miles away
Lake Of The Torches Resort Casino, Lac du Flambeau , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Planter Creek:
Eddy Park, Wakefield, 1 miles away
McDonald Lake County Park, Ramsay, 8 miles away
Preque Isle State Campground, Gogebic County, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Planter Creek:
Rainbow Falls Trail, Gogebic , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Planter Creek:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 64 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park, Michigan , 17 miles away
Lake Gogebic State Park, Michigan , 25 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Planter Creek:
Boulder Creek Golf Course, Ironwood , 10 miles away
Gogebic Country Club, Ironwood , 13 miles away
Tahoe Lynx Golf Course, Mercer , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Planter Creek
McDonald Lake, Gogebic , 8 miles away
Bobcat Lake, Gogebic , 19 miles away
Armour Lake, Vilas , 20 miles away

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