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Address: Ludington, MI
Activities: Fishing
Description: This National Scenic River is one of Northern Michigan's prime fishing...
This National Scenic River is one of Northern Michigan's prime fishing spots.
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Excellent recreation & fishing river

This is one of the best rivers in North America in my book! Clean clear water, abundant fish and wildlife all around. Great for water sports especially kayaking, canoeing, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best rivers in North America in my book! Clean clear water, abundant fish and wildlife all around. Great for water sports especially kayaking, canoeing, and floating on inter tubes as well as just sitting along the bank for quiet time.

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Portage,IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Not for the novice paddler...lots of twists and turns, but beautiful nonetheless. This river is what #PureMichigan is all about. We went in October after the leaves were already falling. After spawning in the fall, the King Salmon die, and there was HUNDREDS along the shore. Smell was horrible. But it was also cool seeing all the live ones still... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Just a beautiful river!! The parks along it are always in nice shape and almost all have picnic areas for you to set and enjoy the beauty!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

An absolute treasure of nature. Canoeing was lots of fun! But don't capsize the canoe, or you'll get quite a shock!!!

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New Palestine, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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Address: Ludington, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington

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