Montreal (Keweenaw) - Mandan Road to Lake Superior (4.5 miles+lake paddle)

Montreal (Keweenaw), Michigan, US


Mandan Road to Lake Superior (4.5 miles+lake paddle)

Usual Difficulty I(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 13.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 23 fpm
Max Gradient 77 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04040304 150 - 600 cfs I(IV) 1y364d18h42m 91 cfs (too low)
Almost certainly too low. We need your input to define/refine difficulty and flow ranges. Add a comment or report! Gauge (drainage 11.9 sq.mi.) lies 5.6 miles upstream of Mandan Road (listed alternate access). **UNFUNDED 2016.10.30**

River Description

The upper portion of this run (12 miles) is perhaps better suited for canoe tripping. (It may be possible to skip much of this if additional roads in the area are passable.) Upper Falls and Lower Falls are in last mile to lake. You then have a four mile paddle out on Lake Superior to return to the nearest road access.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-10-29 14:54:54

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
-13.3Possible AccessN/AAccess
0.0Drainage area ~36 square miles.N/A
0.7apparent falls #1N/A
3.6apparent rapids/falls #2N/A
3.9apparent falls #3N/A
4.4apparent rapids/falls #4N/A
5.6possible egress/accessN/AAccess

Rapid Descriptions

Possible Access (Class N/A, Mile -13.3)

If access is not possible at the listed put-in (if road is impassible in spring), accsss may be necessary from this point. This would add 13.3 miles of low gradient paddling.

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