Sturgeon (Baraga/Houghton), Michigan, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (varies with level)|
|STURGEON RIVER NEAR ALSTON, MI|
|usgs-04041500||200 - 3000 cfs||I-II||01h00m||431 cfs (running)|
|Maybe low-boatable flows. (We need your input! If you boat this or scout it, let us know what it looks like at flows you've seen!) Gauge (346 sq.mi. drainage) is below the powerhouse at Prickett Dam. It should very accurately reflect actual flows at this location.|
This may not ever be worth the hassle, but is being included for some 'completeness'.
Downstream of Prickett Dam (for about 1.7 river-miles) there is litle but flat and flowing (good current) water, until it encounters a fine rocky/ledgey shoals. Access would be via an 'unimproved' road, then hiking in (and back out) about a quarter-mile to find this (roughly) 130-yard long stretch.
So . . . is this possible? (Is it accessible? Or is that road gated or impassible?) Is it worthwhile? Is there any real play here (in an area much more known for spring creek-boating runs)? Or is this totally not worth anyone ever wasting time to check out? We need your input! If you have looked (or tried to look) at this location, please help out your fellow boaters by adding a comment below, or a report (complete with photos/videos if you have them).