Sturgeon (Baraga/Houghton) - F) ~1.7 miles below Prickett Dam (PnP)


Sturgeon (Baraga/Houghton), Michigan, US

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F) ~1.7 miles below Prickett Dam (PnP)

Usual Difficulty II (varies with level)
Length 0.08 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated 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.


River Description

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).


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-02-21 01:08:53

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