Boardman River

Williamsburg, Michigan 49690

Boardman River

Boardman River Professional Review and Guide

"A spirited, attractive stream that flows past conifer forests and northcountry cottages before emptying into Grand Traverse Bay. The Boardman ranks as one of the Lower Peninsula’s finest rivers for paddling.

Possessed of a moderate current and a winding river corridor that passes through a broad valley of cedar, pine, and assorted hardwoods, it also features one of Lower Michigan’s rare bursts of light whitewater. Summer cottages line its banks as well, especially below Brown Bridge Dam. But despite these and other signs of civilization, the river still manages to conjure up a remote and peaceful vibe along a surprising amount of its length."

Boardman River Reviews

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7/24/2018
The paddling and floating is sweet here under a canopy of lovely trees--cedars, pines, spruces, and aspen. The river also opens up wide and there is wildlife, some nice summer homes to watch along the way, and even some mellow rapids to have fun with. A beautiful river and nice paddle trip!
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Trail Information

Williamsburg
Nearby City
20
Distance
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
6 - 9 hours
Duration
Class I-II
Class
Best April to June, September to October
Season
Pere Marquette State Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Jacks Landing, Mayfield
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018