Address: Whitefish River Masonville, MI
Countie(s) trail is located in: Alger
Trail Type(s): Fishing <> Canoe/Kayak
Trail Measurement: 11.9 Miles
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The Whitefish River is an 11.9-mile-long (19.2 km) river on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The mouth of the river is in Delta County aton the Little Bay De Noc of Lake Michigan. The main branch of the river is formed by the confluence of the east and west branches at .
The east branch rises out of Trout Lake in southwest Alger County. The west branch rises in southeast Marquette County.
This river is under Congressional study for designation to the Wild and Scenic River System. It is currently under the protection of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act pursuant to Section 7 (b) of the Act.
An essentially primitive stream with minimal cultural intrusions. Poor accessibility. Fair fishing. Canoeing is poor due to low summer flow. Heavily forested watershed. About 50 percent public ownership.
THE SEGMENT FROM THE CROSSING OF COUNTY ROAD 003 TO ITS CONFLUENCE WITH THE WEST BRANCH WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 3/3/92.
A tributary of the Whitefish River. Flows through a well-forested watershed in the central upper peninsula and fishing is good but floating marginal.
THE SEGMENT FROM COUNTY ROAD 444 TO ITS CONFLUENCE WITH THE EAST BRANCH WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 3/3/92.
Michigan’s Whitefish River is a hidden gem nestled in Alger County’s natural beauty. The river is known for its fishing and hiking opportunities, making it a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Fishing is a popular activity in the Whitefish River, as it is home to a variety of fish species such as trout, salmon, and whitefish. Anglers can find success in both fly fishing and traditional spin fishing, making it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced fishers.
In addition to fishing, hiking is another popular activity in the area. The Whitefish River Pathway is a 7.2-mile trail that follows the river and offers stunning views of the surrounding forest. The trail is considered moderate in difficulty and takes around 3-4 hours to complete.
For those looking for a more challenging hike, the McCormick Wilderness Area offers over 17,000 acres of pristine wilderness to explore. The area boasts several trails of varying difficulties, making it a great option for experienced hikers.
The Whitefish River is also home to several campgrounds, providing visitors with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty of the area for an extended period. Camping is available both in developed campgrounds and in the backcountry, allowing visitors to choose their level of comfort.
Overall, the Whitefish River in Alger County, Michigan is a must-visit destination for those seeking outdoor adventure and natural beauty. Whether you’re an angler, hiker, or camper, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this stunning location.
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- Trail Measurement: 11.9 Miles