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Pere Marquette River

Ludington, MI
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Ludington
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: This National Scenic River is one of Northern Michigan's prime fishing spots.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: This National Scenic River is one of Northern Michigan's prime fishing spots.
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Fishers, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A group of 6 hired 3 boats with guides for some salmon fishing. I liked the fact that the river went through a reservation, because all trees that fall in the river must be left to nature. This made fishing quite a challenge, but never the less enjoyable.

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146 reviews 146 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went with a local sales rep for the company I work for to really experience Michigan wilderness. I was not disapointed, hooked some brown trout, kayaked a great river and had some amazing nights camping. Camped two nights and kayaked and fished for three days eating what we caught on the second night. We finished up on a Saturday and... More 

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Dowagiac, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

No matter the time of the year we love to come out and fish. Very scenic area with plenty of wildlife. It is always fun and no matter how big or small of a fish you catch, it's a great time.

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Livonia, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Pere Marquette is a great place to fish. My husband and my self have been fishing on the Pere Marquette for years. You want fish this is the place to go..

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Grand Rapids
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Lots of twists and bends. Very pretty and quiet. Only issue was there were a lot of obstacles, like downed trees, that kept you working 90% of the time.

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

One of our favorite rivers for canoeing; some current but easy to maneuver. Several available canoe liveries with brand name canoes in good condition. Easy for beginners. Not polluted or murky. Mainly through forests.

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We put in East of Scottville at a township launch site (using our own kayaks) and paddled to the County/DNR launch site across from Henry's Landing. This is a nice portion of the Pere Marquette as it has many bends in the river along with a nice flow so one doesn't have to constantly paddle. We have kayaked this in... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Went to Ludington last year, rented kayaks and paddled on the lower Pere Marquette. A nice, low key paddle, good scenery and wildlife, with the twist that the river is slow enough that you can paddle around an island -- different from the usual up and back river paddle.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We are a family of four, with the kids aged 14 and 9. Not hard-core paddlers by any means - our experience is limited to rented canoes and kayaks in local lakes and ponds. While staying in Ludington this weekend we wanted to try paddling down Pere Marquette river. After some research we decided to rent a 3-person canoe canoe... More 

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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love, love, love the PM River. My husband and I camp at Henry's Landing located right at the river in Scottville. We kayak different sections of the river several times a month. I love the flora and fawna. I have even kayaked at night when the moon was full. The river is peaceful and beautiful.

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