Red Cedar - A) Williamston, McCormick Park (0.1 miles)


Red Cedar, Michigan, US

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A) Williamston, McCormick Park (0.1 miles)

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 0.1 Miles

Red Cedar


Red Cedar
Photo taken 04/12/10

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
RED CEDAR RIVER NEAR WILLIAMSTON, MI
usgs-04111379 250 - 3000 cfs I 01h14m 61.9 cfs (too low)
Probably too low to provide any reasonable whitewater experience. (We welcome your comments if you have experience at these flows.) Gauge (163 sq.mi. drainage) lies ~3.5 miles upstream, thus should be fairly accurate.


River Description

A project at the site of a former dam has created a short stretch of rather tame but potentially playable whitewater. Most generally, it will be of interest only to boaters in the immediate area. (Anyone who has to drive any distance to get to it is likely to be disappointed, and have better choices closer at hand.)

This is a good place for beginning boaters to practice in moving water. The dam removal project that created this area was supposed to provide a whitewater play area, but the money seems to have run out as it does not appear to have been finished and there has been no maintenance of the rip-rap.

Put-in from a park on the south shore (river-left) just east of the bridge. There is a public restroom for changing.

Take-out on the south shore (river-left) just west of the bridge. A boardwalk (connecting from the bridge to the end of the run) can be used to hike back up to the put-in.

Details about this and another site on the Red Cedar River can be found HERE.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-06-21 15:50:26

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
-3.5Gauge: 163 sq.mi.N/A
0.1Entrance WaveN/APhoto
0.1ZigN/APhoto
0.1ZagN/APhoto

Rapid Descriptions

Entrance Wave (Class N/A, Mile 0.1)

Red Cedar

Red Cedar
Photo taken 04/12/10 @ low runnable level


Zig (Class N/A, Mile 0.1)

Red Cedar

Red Cedar
Photo taken 04/11/10 @ low runnable level


Zag (Class N/A, Mile 0.1)

Red Cedar

Red Cedar
Photo taken 04/12/10



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