Pere Marquette River

Baldwin, Michigan 49304

Pere Marquette River

Pere Marquette River Professional Review and Guide

"Michigan’s first National Wild and Scenic River, the beautiful Pere Marquette winds gently through the wooded hills of Manistee National Forest. The Pere Marquette—or “PM,” as it is known to its legions of fans—well deserves its designation as a National Wild and Scenic River.

Its crystal clear waters wind through the sandy bluffs and dense woods of Manistee National Forest, offering paddlers ever-changing views of great natural beauty. The PM’s moderate pace and relative lack of obstacles make it suitable for all but absolute beginners, while its occasional sharp bends and light rapids will entertain intermediate paddlers. The PM is one of the finest rivers in the state for canoeing as well as for fishing."

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Cold even at the end of July but great river, tons of fun!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
15 - 18 hours
Class I
Best May to October
Manistee National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Ludington, Scottville, Custer, Tallman, Townsend Lake, Baldwin
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Jul 2018