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Michigan whitewater, Sturgeon River

Baraga county, Highway 41 to Upper Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     1.3 miles
How long is the canoe trip on the river if you put in at the bridge by 2276 and get out at m 38? Is there another out in between? Says Rob Koss

The put-in is not too far from Houghton, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Michigan and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway
    41 to Upper Falls stretch is just one of many. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Highway 41 to Upper Falls section of Sturgeon River in Baraga County is 1.3 miles long and is according to American
Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so keep in mind that rivers in this  
state are less demanding. This is an extremely short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
Put some time aside to spend at Upper Falls if you're here at Sturgeon River. Second Sand Beach is close to Sturgeon River and is a stunning beach to stop by, and a trip to Canyon Falls will fill your soul with magnificent feelings. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. A journey to Baraga State Park revives the spirit; you'll probably meet some people from Covington here. If the weather is good here at Sturgeon River, you can go for a hike along the Pelkie Creek Hunter Walking Trails.

Sturgeon River, Highway 41 to Upper Falls 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 Sturgeon River.
 Whitewater Near Sturgeon River:
Sturgeon River, Baraga County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.3 miles long (Highway 41 to Upper Falls)
Rock River, Baraga County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5 miles long (Worm Lake outlet to Sturgeon River)
Falls River, Baraga County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Mead Road to Lake Superior)
Sturgeon River, Baraga County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.8 miles long (Plains Road to Sturgeon Gorge Road)
Tioga River, Baraga County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Highway 41 to Sturgeon River)
Silver River, Baraga County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 4.2 miles long (Arvon Road to Silver Falls Park)
Silver River, Baraga County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.3 miles long (Silver Road to Arvon Road)
Perch River, Baraga County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.8 miles long (Highway 28 to Sturgeon River)
Sturgeon River, Houghton County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Sturgeon Falls to road before Prickett Lk)
Slate River, Baraga County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.5 miles long (Arvon quarry to Quartzite Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Sturgeon River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 32 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 58 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 73 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 82 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Loch Lomond, Ontario , 100 miles away, 750 foot drop, 3 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Sturgeon River:
Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn, Baraga , 7 miles away
Ojibwa Marina, Baraga , 8 miles away
 Beaches Near Sturgeon River:
Second Sand Beach, Baraga , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Sturgeon River:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton, MI, Houghton , 24 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOUGHTON-KEWEENAW, Houghton , 24 miles away
Super 8 Houghton, Houghton , 24 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Houghton, Houghton , 25 miles away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront, Hancock , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sturgeon River:
Big Lake State Forest Campground, Covington, 7 miles away
King Lake State Forest Campground, Covington, 7 miles away
Baraga State Park, Baraga, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Sturgeon River:
Pelkie Creek Hunter Walking Trails, Baraga , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sturgeon River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 24 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 7 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 22 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sturgeon River:
L'Anse Golf Club, Lanse , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Sturgeon River
Cable Lake, Iron , 15 miles away
Perch Lake, Iron , 18 miles away
George Lake, Baraga , 19 miles away

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