Maple Creek - Unknown/unnamed Road to Maple Creek Road (1.3 miles)

Maple Creek, Michigan, US


Unknown/unnamed Road to Maple Creek Road (1.3 miles)

Usual Difficulty IV (for normal flows)
Length 1.3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 211 fpm

Bridge Drop

Bridge Drop
Photo of Jeremiah by Jonathan Sisley taken 05/02/14 @ low runnable level

River Description

A named falls, and gradient throughout make quite an interesting micro-creek run. When the Presque and Black are running large, this may be a great option. Keep in mind that It is small enough to have serious problems with deadfall and snags.

The following helmetcam footage (via YouTube from Jonathan Sisley) will give you a great feel for what is here:

We welcome any additional comments or reports to help out your fellow boaters with more details (especially regarding logistics and access) for this run!

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2014-10-28 11:05:43

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Drainage area ~5.2 square miles.N/A
1.0Manakiki FallsIVWaterfall Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Manakiki Falls (Class IV, Mile 1.0)

Manakiki Falls

Manakiki Falls
Photo of Jeremiah taken 05/02/14 @ low runnable level

Reportedly a 25' falls in an area of the creek where the banks are very steep and over-hanging.

A photo of this steep, sliding falls is available at Panoramio.

User Comments

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October 27 2014 (1546 days ago)
Sizzler (156011)
Just before the gate, there is a dirt path on the left that a few trucks had gone down. Google
shows that this path connects with the put-in road for this stretch. Worth checking out with a 4WD
October 27 2014 (1546 days ago)
Sizzler (156011)
1.5 Miles from locked gate to Maple Creek Falls, the gate is owned by Steiger's Timber Operations.
Probably the land as well.