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Paint River

Canoe or kayak the Paint River in Iron and Gogebic County, Michigan.

Paint River

PAINT RIVER - Put in on the South Branch, 4.5 miles north of US-2 on Forest Highway 16 or on the North Branch 9 miles north of US-2 on Forest Highway 16. The branches meet at the Paint River Forks campground. Trout fishing is good and the trip is easy until you leave the Ottawa National Forest. For information on conditions of the Paint River east of the Ottawa National Forest, contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Crystal Falls, MI 49920, (906) 875-6622.

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

North Branch

A western upper peninsula stream flowing through essentially primitive watershed. Outstanding fishing and good canoeing opportunity. Proposed by the state for study for inclusion in State Natural Rivers System.

South Branch

Tributary of Paint River. Flows through western upper peninsula forest lands with few cultural intrusions. Outstanding fishing. Good floating potential.

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