The Sturgeon River above MI Hwy 38

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Comments (3)

ampegbass on October 11, 2010

I have wanted to canoe this river ( Prickett dam to M-38 ) for a few years now. Rapids ?

J Belote on October 20, 2010

Not sure what there is since I've only poled the canoe upstream from M-38 a mile or two. I've heard that there are some moderate (class I or II) rapids but nothing as tough as the rapids below Sturgeon Falls. Let me know what it's like if you or anybody else reading this does it!

J Belote on June 25, 2011

OK, now I've done the Prickett dam to M-38 section. Beautiful trip, lots of eagles, etc. Rapids class I or II at most under ordinary flow conditions. Main problem may be how shallow it often is. With an aluminum canoe you're gonna "stick" a lot in the first hour (of an easy four or five hours).

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