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Pere Marquette River

Ludington, MI
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Went kayaking with my wife and other family members on the Pere Marquette river. The river was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris S
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Lafayette, Indiana
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Kayaked the Lower Pere Marquette River

What a nice kayak trip. It was beautiful and peaceful. There was no trash and nobody. We launched... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mstwalter
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Pentwater, Michigan
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This National Scenic River is one of Northern Michigan's prime fishing spots.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Ludington, MI
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went kayaking with my wife and other family members on the Pere Marquette river. The river was pretty calm the day we were on it. Saw a few white swans along our trip, nice clean river and very popular for kayakers and fishing. Looking forward...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice kayak trip. It was beautiful and peaceful. There was no trash and nobody. We launched at the MDNR Ramp, on the south fork, across from Expeditions Party Store. There was no one there. From there we paddled a 2 hour loop. We...More

Thank mstwalter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful river to tube or kayak. Great for beginners as it has lots of slow areas and still some challenging spots with speed or with debris. River Run Canoe's did a great job for us, super friendly staff and efficient job done....More

1  Thank racegrrl
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very large river off Lake Michigan/pere Marquette lake. Popular fishing spot for steelhead and Salmon. Several family friendly parks, boat launches and access points for wading. Also popular for kayak, canoes, tubing.

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Kayak rentals are available, but the river is not wooded. It is all in the open wetlands winding through the cattails. Bring hats and suntan lotion if you paddle in the summer.

Thank atmananda
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Was a peaceful fun two hour trip. Lotsa activity. Kinda tough to explain away the "language" to my nine year old. I kinda expected it. So be prepared for adult activity.

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 6 August 2016

My mother and I kayaked six miles down this river in the early morning. Only one other person was fishing on the river. It was calm, gorgeous, and had amazing wildlife and foliage.

1  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This national scenic river is a premier trout stream, and great for day trips with the family or friends. Several outfitters rent tubes, kayaks and canoes; you can see eagles, other birds and assorted wildlife, especially in the stretches further upriver from Ludington. Not a...More

Thank MichVagabond
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We rented a two person kayak and did the loop just south of town. It was afternoon and we were almost alone on this very quiet two hour excursion. Had a good time.

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I'm terrible at kayaking but had fun with the wife. Very calm and peaceful. Price wasn't bad either ($15 for first hour, $5 for additional hours)

Thank brell649
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