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Michigan whitewater, Presque Isle

Gogebic Ontonagon county, Underwood Tower Road to Steigers Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     7.3 miles
  If you're coming from Merrill it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch of Presque Isle in Gogebic/Ontonagon County is 7.3 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The beautiful Gogebic Range scenery is an added bonus. Great exercise and just being out on the
    river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The wonderful Michigan scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. There aren’t any
hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers  
here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Rainbow Falls Trail, and you're sure to come across some great folks from Wakefield here. Man, is there plenty of fun stuff to do in the Gogebic Range. Minnewawa Falls is a pretty location to check out while you're at Presque Isle. A visit to Presque Isle wouldn’t be complete without a journey to nearby Porcupine Mountains State Park, and a short trip to Nimikon Falls is always worthwhile. The snow is perfect at Indianhead.

Presque Isle, Underwood Tower Road to Steigers 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 Presque Isle.
 Whitewater Near Presque Isle:
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Underwood Tower Road to Steigers Bridge)
Presque Isle, Gogebic/Ontonagon County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.4 miles long (Steigers Bridge to South Boundary Road)
Copper Creek, Gogebic County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (logging road to Presque Isle)
Little Carp River, Ontonagon/Gogebic County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Greenstone Falls trail to Lake Superior)
Carp River, Ontonagon/Gogebic County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.7 miles long (above Shining Cloud Falls to Lake Superior)
Planter Creek, Gogebic County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (Highway 28 to Wirtanen Road)
Presque Isle, Gogebic County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (South Boundary Road to Lake Superior)
Black River, Gogebic County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (Ramsey to above Gabbro Falls)
Presque Isle, Gogebic County, 14 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Yondota Falls to Copps Mine Road)
Black River, Gogebic County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2.6 miles long (Conglomerate Falls to Lake Superior)
 Ski Areas Near Presque Isle:
Indianhead, Michigan , 10 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 12 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 17 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 18 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 39 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 79 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 80 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 83 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 87 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Presque Isle:
AmericInn Ironwood, Ironwood , 22 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 23 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 24 miles away
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 25 miles away
Lake Of The Torches Resort Casino, Lac du Flambeau , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Presque Isle:
Eddy Park, Wakefield, 9 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park - White Pine Extension, White Pine, 10 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park - Presque Isle, Ramsay, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Presque Isle:
Rainbow Falls Trail, Gogebic , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Presque Isle:
Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Marais - MN , 65 miles away
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 69 miles away
Porcupine Mountains State Park, Michigan , 10 miles away
Lake Gogebic State Park, Michigan , 20 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Presque Isle:
Boulder Creek Golf Course, Ironwood , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Presque Isle
McDonald Lake, Gogebic , 15 miles away
Bobcat Lake, Gogebic , 17 miles away
Lake Gogebic, Ontonagon , 18 miles away

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