OK, it's tough enough finding the lower runs on the branches of the Huron at runnable flows. However, in the odd event that there is high water, you may wish to try for the upper reach, which contains Leatherby Falls.
A fine photo essay can be found at: Waterfalls of the Keweenaw. Click on the smaller photos to pull up a viewer to click-through the various photos enlarged, and then make certain to hit the links midway down the page in the right column to also see Upper and Lower Leatherby Falls.
All information presented here is from online aerial and topo maps, not from first-hand knowledge.
As such, it is highly tentative and speculative, and should not be assumed to be comprehensive nor completely accurate.
Maps show a road at this location. Satellite view does not reveal any bridge. This may be more a double-track in the woods.
Possible alternate access.
Maps show a 'road' dead-ending at/near the river from the right.
Maps show a road crossing at this point. Satellite view shows this is a double-track which fords (runs through) the river.
A house (on river-right) is an indicator of a fine falls sequence.
Maps again show a road at a location where satellite view reveals a double-track fording the stream.
USGS lists a site here with drainage area of 10.8 square miles.
While we list Black Creek Road as our take-out, boaters may wish to run just a very short way past the road to finish with a set of ledges immediately downstream, then carry back up to vehicles . . . or . . . (if you set shuttle for longer run) continue down the next section of this river.
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Permits are not required for this reach.
As shown by GoogleMaps, this shuttle is near a half-hour (each way)! If attempting full run, we highly recommend meeting at take-out, gearing up, swapping boats and boaters to as few vehicles as possible (to leave 'drop vehicles' there), then driving to put-in to run river. This gets you on water without the delay which would result from meeting at put-in, having to run shuttle down and back up (while some boaters wait nearly a full hour) before putting on river!
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