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Great fishing

Very large river off Lake Michigan/pere Marquette lake. Popular fishing spot for steelhead and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Liz C
Ludington, Michigan
via mobile
nice for kayaking

Kayak rentals are available, but the river is not wooded. It is all in the open wetlands winding... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Uttar Kashi
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This National Scenic River is one of Northern Michigan's prime fishing spots.
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very large river off Lake Michigan/pere Marquette lake. Popular fishing spot for steelhead and Salmon. Several family friendly parks, boat launches and access points for wading. Also popular for kayak, canoes, tubing.

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Kayak rentals are available, but the river is not wooded. It is all in the open wetlands winding through the cattails. Bring hats and suntan lotion if you paddle in the summer.

Thank atmananda
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Was a peaceful fun two hour trip. Lotsa activity. Kinda tough to explain away the "language" to my nine year old. I kinda expected it. So be prepared for adult activity.

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 6 August 2016

My mother and I kayaked six miles down this river in the early morning. Only one other person was fishing on the river. It was calm, gorgeous, and had amazing wildlife and foliage.

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This national scenic river is a premier trout stream, and great for day trips with the family or friends. Several outfitters rent tubes, kayaks and canoes; you can see eagles, other birds and assorted wildlife, especially in the stretches further upriver from Ludington. Not a...More

Thank MichVagabond
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We rented a two person kayak and did the loop just south of town. It was afternoon and we were almost alone on this very quiet two hour excursion. Had a good time.

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I'm terrible at kayaking but had fun with the wife. Very calm and peaceful. Price wasn't bad either ($15 for first hour, $5 for additional hours)

Thank brell649
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I always appreciate the outdoors. The river is beautiful and I always enjoy the ludington area when we visit.

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I love this river... beautiful!! Great way for family and friends to spend the day. However, If you've never been down a river don't underestimate it, can be speedy at times and dangerous. I've seen many people who have never been on a river struggle...More

1  Thank IslandLife40
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This is one of the best rivers in North America in my book! Clean clear water, abundant fish and wildlife all around. Great for water sports especially kayaking, canoeing, and floating on inter tubes as well as just sitting along the bank for quiet time.

1  Thank David W
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