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We put in at a campground where the Muskegon crosses highway 115. From there it was three hours to highway 66 bridge.
No rapids - one small portage between 115 and 66 over a midstream sandbar that had trees on both sides. Beautiful ride - sandy river bottom, clear water and fish. Almost no cabins on this section of the river.
We didn't see a single other kayak, canoe or tube until we turned the bend at the 66 bridge. There at Crawford park were a least 50 tubers. After that the river was still pretty, but crowded. Unfortunately lots of floating beer cans and wrappers. On a day other than a Saturday it would have been less crowded.
It took a little over an hour to go from 66 to the 50th bridge and another hour to the River Road Campground.
I recommend the trip. Start early in the day and not on a Saturday. We saw a huge bird - might have been an eagle, we were told there are eagles in that area.
Touring Kayak Paddles