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Homestead Dam

23400 Dam Road, Benzonia, MI
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Great place to see the salmon jump in September!

This is my favorite place to go in September when the King (also called Chinook) salmon are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
michigantraveler35
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Benzonia, Michigan
Seeing the fish try to get over the water fall.

We live in the area and this is a must place to go in the Fall when the fish are jumping. It is a... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
candbfrench
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Benzonia, Michigan
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This Dam is use for fishing access and fish spawn runs also drop location for canoeing and kayaking. A motel/resort is also found right next to Dam and currently not listed in your Data. See "rusticresort.net" for more information.
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2 weeks ago
“Great place to see the salmon jump in September!”
9 Nov 2017
“Seeing the fish try to get over the water fall.”
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23400 Dam Road, Benzonia, MI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to go in September when the King (also called Chinook) salmon are spawning. It's great fun to watch them jump -- sometimes by the 100s -- when the salmon are running.

Thank michigantraveler35
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We live in the area and this is a must place to go in the Fall when the fish are jumping. It is a fishermans dream.

Thank candbfrench
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I would out of your way to stop here, but if it's on your way and a nice day, you could stop. I guess I've just seen a lot of rivers and dams. This is a very small dam. There were quite a few people...More

Thank SolaraMinnesota
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Not really sure how to rate this... It's a dam. It is doing a very good job being a dam. If you go, expect to see a dam. Have fun finding it, since it is GPS resistant.. however, it's on Dam Road, which can provide...More

6  Thank EPB30
Reviewed 10 July 2015

In July this place is just beautiful. I love the sound of the water over the small dam. Seen some interesting birds in the bushes by the dam. Stayed a week one year in July at Rustic Resort which is right next to it. Couldn't...More

Thank D C
Reviewed 22 May 2014

This is a beautiful site just to relax and enjoy nature. Rustic Resort is right by there. It has been newly remodeled. The owners are awesome.

1  Thank pandaprincess2014
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Beautiful, noisy, packed with fishermen, fun! I went there to paint a picture, which wasn't easy, since it's in a ravine and darkness comes early.

Thank Susana G
Reviewed 22 September 2013

It's always fun to stop by the dam, just to watch the salmon jump. During the season they can really put on a show. Nice, safe viewing area to get an up-close look. It can be a little tough to find a park place when...More

1  Thank tjcachers
Reviewed 21 July 2012

You would think you were miles away from anywhere. A beautiful spot to fish or just enjoy the loveliness of the scene.

1  Thank ROMINTWO
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Not much to do here other than watch the fishermen and watch the fish move upstream. Go when the fish are running and it can really be entertaining! If you go during berry season, you'll drive by a great berry farm on Love Rd. That...More

4  Thank upnorth98
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