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Pere Marquette River

Ludington, MI
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Beautiful West MI River

We’ve kayaked the PM several times. We prefer the upper section. It’s a beautiful, calm river... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
dcnwayne
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Willis, Michigan
Come in late September to see the salmon run

Great river good for all ages easy float and if you come in late September you will see 100's of... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Mary Jo K
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Chicago, Illinois
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This National Scenic River is one of Northern Michigan's prime fishing spots.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great fishing” (5 reviews)
“steelhead” (3 reviews)
“canoe livery” (2 reviews)
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Ludington, MI
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We’ve kayaked the PM several times. We prefer the upper section. It’s a beautiful, calm river, mostly through the woods. We have River Run Canoe in Scottsville spot us up river as we have our own equipment. We like longer trips, so they take us...More

Thank dcnwayne
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Great river good for all ages easy float and if you come in late September you will see 100's of salmon swimming upstream to spawn. We used Baldwin canoe rental. Highly recommend them. They put you in the river then drive your car to the...More

Thank Mary Jo K
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I did a morning kayak trip and it was spectacular. Only fisherman along the stretch going for salmon, steelhead and lake trout. This segment was very easy to navigate. What a perfect way to start a Saturday morning!

Thank dsniegow
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

What a lovely place to visit, walk and watch the boats. Very romantic, quiet and clean. I look forward to visiting again very soon!

Thank maltesemama15
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 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
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 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
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

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 Elizabeth S
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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
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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
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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
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