Sturgeon (Lk. Michigan trib.), Michigan, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||5 fpm|
|Max Gradient||5 fpm|
Yet another Sturgeon River in the U.P. with a short stretch of rapids. This one may offer some minor park-and-play, or short shuttle reach.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||USGS sampling site||N/A|
|0.1||Upper Ten Mile||II|
|0.4||Lower Ten Mile||II|
USGS lists a sampling site with drainage area of 183 square miles.
A very short bit of gradient may offer play at some flows.
The longer stretch of gradient (such as it is) starts with a minor ledge/wave, followed by some light boulder-bed rapids. Again, there may be some play at some flows.
If needed/desired, you could paddle (or drive) down to this campgrounds.