Carp River

Saint Ignace, Michigan

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A pretty, twisty river that passes through the Mackinac Wilderness and Hiawatha National Forest. The Carp River is a designated Wild and Scenic River that is ideal for early season overnight expeditions. Easily accessible (by U.P. standards, at least), the Carp winds through Hiawatha National Forest for nearly all of its canoeable length, offering up numerous shoreline campsites along the way. The surrounding terrain is a pleasant blend of wetlands and dense forest, and the river corridor supports a tremendous variety of wildlife.
Paddling Michigan

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Paddling Michigan

by Kevin Hillstrom & Laurie Collier Hillstrom (Falcon Guides)

A pretty, twisty river that passes through the Mackinac Wilderness and Hiawatha National Forest. The Carp River is a designated Wild and Scenic River that is ideal for early season overnight expeditions.

Easily accessible (by U.P. standards, at least), the Carp winds through Hiawatha National Forest for nearly all of its canoeable length, offering up numerous shoreline campsites along the way. The surrounding terrain is a pleasant blend of wetlands and dense forest, and the river corridor supports a tremendous variety of wildlife.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Saint Ignace
Distance: 19
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 8 - 10 hours
Class: Class I-II
Season: Best April - June
Local Contacts: Hiawatha National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Kenneth, Ozard SE, Charles
Driving Directions: Directions to Carp River

Recent Trail Reviews

10/15/2005
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We kayaked from the campground to the mouth of the river on Oct 15, '05. The colors were beautiful, there were lots of salmon in the river and we encountered no other people. However, the river was very low and we got hung up on most of the rapids.



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Apr 2018