Michigamme - A) Moose Rapids: Lake Michigamme to Moose River CG (2.5 miles)

Michigamme, Michigan, US


A) Moose Rapids: Lake Michigamme to Moose River CG (2.5 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 2.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 25 fpm
Max Gradient 75 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Michigamme Moose Rapids Approximation
virtual-131217 250 - 2000 cfs I-II 00h36m ~ 105.435 cfs (too low)
Likely too low for reasonable whitewater. Michigamme Moose Rapids approximation based on drainage area 4.217*M.Br.Esc.Humboldt. Correlation is not assured.

River Description

These rapids are marked on maps and listed among rapids and falls of the Upper Peninsula. Reportedly both shores are privately owned.

We have no more info about these rapids, so we could use your input here. Anyone out there ever run this stretch of river? Worthwhile? Not so much? Report!

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-09-01 17:32:44


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.7apparent rapidsN/A
1.2apparent rapidsN/A
1.4USGS sampling siteN/A

Rapid Descriptions

apparent rapids (Class N/A, Mile 0.7)

There is really only a rather short pond/pool between the upper and lower rapids, making for very nearly a mile of fine nearly continuous rapids.

USGS sampling site (Class N/A, Mile 1.4)

USGS lists a site with drainge area at this point as 194 square miles.

Campground (Class N/A, Mile 2.5)

The take-out is at a Republic Township campground at the mouth of the Spruce River, rules for which are posted at: Republic Michigan.com.

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