Canoeing in the UP?
Posted by: emmagene on Jul-12-12 3:53 PM (EST)
We will be camping in the Upper Peninsula of MI (from Sault St. Marie to Ontonagen)during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of August. Can anyone recommend some Class I or II canoe streams suitable for daytrips? We will need to have a livery to help us shuttle but will bring out own boats and gear.
Kayak Kaboose Trailer
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Posted by: pman72 on Jul-18-12 6:42 PM (EST)
The Indian river south of Munising is a nice paddle. Off of highway 13. livery? none in the area....pretty much need 2 cars for a return. I start at widewaters campground and go to thunder lake road. nice day trip. Some tight spots but have fit a 16 foot canoe thru with no take-outs. Prefer kayak but need my canoe for 2. Will try to think of some more places for you. Sounds like you are traveling across the U.P.
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Posted by: g2d on Sep-02-12 12:34 PM (EST)
stopped at a ranger station for advice, and the lady, who drives over a couple of crossings on her way to work, said don't bother. The Indian is reputed to hold up better than other streams in the area, but this has been a very dry year. I ended up paddling around marsh and islands in the Escanaba estuary.
Posted by: markmorrall on Jul-19-12 6:56 AM (EST)
Check on the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River. I'm not sure about water levels this year, usually there's enough. A nice peaceful trip is from Watersmeet to Burned Dam Campground. A more exciting day trip is from the campground to the Bond Falls Flowage. There you'll find a few class ones and a class two where it empties into the lake. Contact Sylvania Outfitters for a shuttle.
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Posted by: emmagene on Jul-23-12 5:53 PM (EST)
I thought I wasn't going to get a response. We should arrive at the Soo about August 8th. We plan to amble around the MI side of Lake Superior for as long as we want and the weather is good. We will be camping in a travel trailer. We are senior citizens but very experienced paddlers. We can bring either an inflatable canoe that will take on about anything or our two solo Mohawks (nothing over Class II). I am googling the two streams recommended and will appreciate all suggestions.
Posted by: PuffinGin on Jul-24-12 9:03 AM (EST)
You may also enjoy paddling the Manistique River which goes through Seney National Wildlife Refuge.