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Kayaking in Sturgeon River, Cheboygan County, Michigan USA

Skill level:
Intermediate Class I-II
River length:
12.3 mi/ 19.8 km
Best season:
May to October
Water temperature:
45°F/ 7.2°C - 55°F/12.7°C
Τhe Little Sturgeon River, part of the Sturgeon River, is a 12.3 mi/ 19.8 km long river that runs at the outlet of Corey Lake, north from the small town of Wolverine to empty into east of the outlet of Burt Lake. The Sturgeon River is considered to be the faster river in Cheboygan County and is known for carrying more water by volume than any river in the state of Michigan.

With an average drop of 14 ft (4.26 m), every mile of the Sturgeon River delivers unbeatable kayaking experience. A beautiful canopied river that starts out narrow, but with a strong current and good water level, averaging 3-4 ft/0.91–1.22 m and 6-8 ft/1.83–2.44 m at its deepest point, is full of tricky turns, leaning trees, logs and stumps and will definitely test your abilities. Though Sturgeon is not a whitewater river, you will find its clear water refreshing, as it is common to experience an unplanned dank! 

As you maneuver through the Sturgeon River, the wildlife you see along the way or even one of the lovely river cottages of the northern Michigan forests will tempt you to stop paddling, sit back and let the current take you along. You have to keep in mind that you will find many natural obstacles that will challenge you and will require that you stay alert. Remember the water is too cold for unnecessary tip-overs.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM ALPENA, MICHIGAN
125.37km / 79.7mi 1 hour 31 mins
Follow the US-23 N and M-68 W 1. Head northwest on U.S.-twenty-three N / E Chisholm St toward S 2nd Ave Continue to follow the US-23 N. 2. Turning left at (n) M-68 W. 3. Slight left at (n) Washington St. 4. Turning right at (n) N M-33 / M-68 W Continue to follow the M-68 W. 5. Turning right at (n) S Straits Hwy. 6. Turn left into the (n) Mack Ave. Your destination will be on your right.
BY CAR FROM SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MICHIGAN
138.40km / 86mi 1 hour 24 mins
Follow the I-75 S 1. Head southeast on Dawson St in Kimball St. 2. Turning right at (n) Johnston St. 3. Take the 2nd turning right into E Easterday Ave. 4. Turn left to enter the I-75 S toward St Ignace With controlled toll road. 5. Take exit 313 to M-27 to Topinabee / Indian River. 6. Turning right at (n) S Straits Hwy. 7. Turning right at (n) Mack Ave. Your destination will be on your right.
BY CAR FROM TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN
145.32km / 90.3mi 1 hour 44 mins
Follow the M-72 E and I-75 N 1. Head east . 2. Turn left on Park St. 3. Turning left at (n) Park St. 4. Turning right at (n) M-72 E / U.S.-31 N / U.S. HIghway 31. 5. Turning right at (n) M-72 E. 6. Turn left into the (N) U.S. N-131. 7. Slight right to County Rd 42 / Alba Rd. 8. Turning right at (n) M-32 E. 9. Turn left to merge on I-75 N. 10. Take exit 310 to M-68 to Indian River / Rogers City. 11. Turning left at (n) M-68 W. 12. Turning right at (n) S Straits Hwy. 13. Turning left at (n) Mack Ave. Your destination will be on your right.
BY AIR
Bishop International Airport,
190 miles / 305.775 km
BY AIR
Pellston Regional Airport,
27 miles / 43.452 km.
BY TRAIN

There is no train station serving this spot.

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