Pine (Eastern UP) - B) N Srv Road to Dixie Highway (Hwy.134) (3.3 miles)


Pine (Eastern UP), Michigan, US

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B) N Srv Road to Dixie Highway (Hwy.134) (3.3 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 3.3 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
PINE RIVER NEAR RUDYARD, MI
usgs-04127917 200 - 2000 cfs I-II 01h18m 68.3 cfs (too low)
Likely too low for true whitewater. Flatwater likely paddleable, but expect to scrape at any gradient/shoals. Gauge (201 sq.mi.drainage) is on upstream reach. A handful of tributaries will contribute additional flow; Gauge will somewhat understate flows in this reach.


River Description

Riffles, rips, and minor rapids intersperse flatwater and may make fine excitement for non-whitewater paddlers and possibly a reasonable outing for begining whitewater paddlers. Listed access (and alternate egress) will require permission from property owners (if they are boater-friendly) or other accesses will need to be used, adding much more flatwater to the run.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-01-02 18:05:14

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.3Possible minor ripsN/A
1.0Island/RipsN/A
1.6Possible minor rips #3N/A
1.9Possible minor rips #4N/A

Rapid Descriptions

Possible minor rips (Class N/A, Mile 0.3)

(Via GoogleMaps aerial view) It appears there may be a brief area of slight constriction (narrowing of the river) and rocky rips which could (at the right flows) form minor whitewater interest.



Island/Rips (Class N/A, Mile 1.0)

(Via Googlemaps aerial view) A small island splits the flow, and some rocky rubble may litter the stream, possibly creating (at some flows) some minor whitewater features.



Possible minor rips #3 (Class N/A, Mile 1.6)

After a pretty fair left-hand-bend, a minor shoals will be encountered. At low-to-moderate flows, slight waves and whitewater features may build here. (Likely to wash out at higher flows.)



Possible minor rips #4 (Class N/A, Mile 1.9)

Not too much further downstream, another minor shoals will be encountered. Not far downstream, look for a large island as the river bends to the right. Not far below you should see houses each side of the river. *IF* permission can be obtained from one of the property owners to park and exit the river, this is a possibl take-out. Otherwise, proceed downstream to the listed take-out at Dixie Highway (Hwy.134).




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