Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
Park at Gilkey Elementary School and take a hiking trail to the dam.
A decent hole for practicing surfs, spins, ferrys, squirts, and rolling.
See "Comments" for more information regarding best options to access this playspot.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|3.8||Otsego 12th St. dam: possible play?||N/A|
Distance is what you'll paddle upstream in bypass channel to get to spillway.
'Distance' is total from listed put-in, paddling upstream to the playwave described, and then downstream to this feature/location.
Unknown how feasible play is here, or what levels may allow any/best play. Can anyone provide some info?
It appears (looking only at satellite photo, with no other first-hand awareness) that the dam spans one side of an island, and the river-left side may be free-flowing, and have a bit of a series of waves. At some flows, there may be some interest here.
Has anyone checked this out? Good? No good? Report!