Boardman River Michigan
Posted by: old_user on Mar-07-09 6:39 PM (EST) Category: Destinations
I would like to get some information on the river. I know that most of it can be paddled. I will be paddling a 17' kayak. I think there are three dams on the river. I am somewhat familiar with the area. I would like to start at Ranch Rudolph and paddle to the bay. I plan on doing the paddle in July. I have more paddles planned in the same area in July. I would like to try this river while I'm there.
How many miles is it?
Can it still be done?
How are the portages?
What are the water levels?
How wide/narrow should I expect?
How much of it can be paddled? (more or less than what I plan)
PFD's (Life Jackets)
Kayak & Canoe Outriggers
Touring Kayak Paddles
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Don't know about the entire stretch|
Posted by: Dr_Disco on Mar-07-09 8:20 PM (EST)
From Canoeing Michigan Riv ers|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-09-09 8:15 PM (EST)
I'm not entirely sure how uptodate this is, conditions change. I think this is the 2005 ed.
paddled supply road|
Posted by: krusty on Mar-09-09 10:49 PM (EST)
to BB dam, small and curvy, some current, lots of fly fishing (students) near RR, nice trip anyway, the pond was shallow, watch for mud flats. Took out at BB and went and drove to play at the Bietner rapids, looked like the river from BB dam to the rapids was bigger and straight along the road. shuttled bikes back and forth around the rapids. when we were scouting we helped some guys unpin via lines, an aluminum canoe from a big bolder in the middle of the Bietner rapids, it was bent sideways in a bad way, paddlers were okay, boat was trashed, we were in 16' rec boats, and ya it's a challenge, might want to scout it, there is a foot path up on high; and pick your line befor you think about running it - it can be big. Always wanted to paddle from there thru TC into the bay.
Posted by: old_user on Mar-12-09 5:00 PM (EST)
I'm looking forward to it. I'm sure there are lots of places to paddle around there. I just got a bunch of info on the UP in the mail last night. I'm drooling on it now!
Posted by: old_user on Mar-12-09 11:34 PM (EST)
It's near where I grew up. My brother races marathon boats and he and some other racers train on it. There's a race every July during the Cherry Festival on the Boardman--my brother is the Race Director.
Thanks for all the information.|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-20-09 9:56 PM (EST)
A few more things... The rapids at Beitner road, are they up or down river from the bridge?