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Michigan whitewater, Salmon Trout River

Marquette county, Confluence of W Br Close to Cty 550 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     8.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Michigan is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. If you're coming from Marquette it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The
    beautiful scenery of Marquette County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and
just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. There's camping available near Salmon Trout River. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Confluence of W Br Close to Cty 550 section is one of them. The Confluence of W Br Close to Cty 550 stretch of Salmon Trout River in Michigan is 8.7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-V section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general
People from Big Bay love to come to Salmon Trout River, and beaches are good and Squaw Beach is no exception. A short spree to Hogback Falls is always worthwhile. For the period of the long summer days at Salmon Trout River temperatures are frequently in the 70's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Salmon Trout River are in the 0's. Salmon Trout River is a good site of typical rain. The wettest month of the year is regularly September, that's the one that rains the most while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Salmon Trout River, Confluence of W Br Close to Cty 550 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 Salmon Trout River.
 Whitewater Near Salmon Trout River:
Salmon Trout River, Marquette County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.7 miles long (Confluence of W Br Close to Cty 550)
Yellow Dog River, Marquette County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 8.3 miles long (Mulligan Truck Trail to CR510)
Yellow Dog River, Marquette County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.1 miles long (CR510 to CR550)
Huron River - East Br., Baraga County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.6 miles long (AAA Road to Skanee Rd)
Big Garlic River, Marquette County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 3.3 miles long (Goldmine Road to Cty 550)
Huron River - West Br., Baraga County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 3.9 miles long (Black C Highway Road to logging ford)
Escanaba River - Middle Branch, Marquette County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 9.3 miles long (White City Falls to 1 mile above CR565)
Michigamme River, Marquette County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.5 miles long (Lake Michigamme to Moose River Camp Ground)
Peshekee River, Baraga/Marquette County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.9 miles long (Peshekee Grade to Highway 41)
Dead River, Marquette County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6.9 miles long (McClure Dam to Forestville Road)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon Trout River:
Marquette, Michigan , 32 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 70 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 71 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
 Beaches Near Salmon Trout River:
Squaw Beach, Marquette , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Salmon Trout River:
Magnuson Hotel Country Inn, Ishpeming , 19 miles away
Jasper Ridge Inn Ishpeming, Ishpeming , 19 miles away
Cedar Motor Inn, Marquette , 22 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Marquette, MI, Marquette , 30 miles away
Comfort Suites Marquette, Marquette , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon Trout River:
Perkins County Park, Big Bay, 8 miles away
Michigamme Shores Campground, Champion, 17 miles away
Big Eric's Bridge State Forest Campground, Skanee, 17 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon Trout River:
Holyoke Trail, Marquette , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon Trout River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 52 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 17 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 25 miles away
Fort Wilkins State Park, Michigan , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Salmon Trout River:
Wawonowin Country Club, Champion , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon Trout River
Mountain Lake, Marquette , 6 miles away
Greenwood Reservoir, Marquette , 18 miles away

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