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Presque Isle River

Presque Isle River

Canoe or kayak the Presque Isle River in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties, Michigan.

Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties from mouth at Lake Superior to confluence of W. and S. Branches

River flows through scenic, wooded, hilly terrain interspersed with low lying marsh areas. Numerous rapids and falls where river flows over rock outcrops to Lake Superior. Flows through Porcupine Mountain State Park near Lake Superior.

THE SEGMENT OF THE MAIN STEM FROM THE CONFLUENCE OF THE EAST AND WEST BRANCHES TO MINNEWAWA FALLS WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 3/3/92.

Gogebic County from the mainstream from Minnewawa Falls to Lake Superior

Flows through gorge-like setting and has many waterfalls, rapids, and rock outcrops. Listed as most challenging white water river in Michigan. Stands of silver maple and white oak.

From Minnewawa Falls to Lake Superior

This river is under Congressional study for designation to the Wild and Scenic River System. It is currently under the protection of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act pursuant to Section 7 (b) of the Act.

Gogebic County - East Branch

Part of Presque Isle River system. Good water quality. Essentially primitive, flowing through wild watershed. Much of it located in Ottawa National Forest.

THE SEGMENT WITHIN THE OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 3/3/92.

Gogebic County - South Branch

Tributary to main stem. A small stream with outstanding fishing. Little canoeing potential. Watershed mostly forested.

THE SEGMENT WITHIN OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 3/3/92.

Gogebic County - West Branch

Essentially primitive stream. Tributary to main stem. Outstanding fishing. Canoeing seasonal. A small stream in an essentially primitive watershed. Partially on Ottawa National Forest.

THE SEGMENT WITHIN THE OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 3/3/92.

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