Sand Island Creek - logging road (off of Camp 6 road) to Black River (2 + 1 miles)

Sand Island Creek, Michigan, US


logging road (off of Camp 6 road) to Black River (2 + 1 miles)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Avg. Gradient 90 fpm
Max Gradient 135 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04031000 4.00 - 10.00 ft II-III 00h34m ~ 2.33 ft (too low)
Probably too low. YOUR FELLOW BOATERS NEED YOUR HELP! Add a comment about best boatable flows. Reference gauge should provide indication of water in the area.

River Description

Listed data is just for Sand Island Creek. It is unknown whether access is possible via a road which is shown the river (on river-left, near the confluence of Sand Island and the Black River). It is highly likely that (rather than hazarding that access) boaters will instead opt to continue down the final mile of the 'Middle Black' to take out at Great Conglomerate Falls.

Quick Facts:
Location: Western Upper Peninsula, approximately 10 miles North from Bessemer.
Shuttle Length: 14.2 miles. (See details in "Directions" Tab.)
Character: unknown
Drainage area at put-in: about 7.7 square miles.

Put-in elevation is approximately 1130'.
Confluence with Black River elevation is approximately 950'.
Thus elevation change is approximately 180'.
Take-out elevation for 'Middle Black' is approximately 930'.
Thus total elevation change is approximately 200'.

Information (lat, lng, elev, total drop, run length, shuttle length) adjusted and/or verified from best manual extrapolation of online data (via, distance measuring tool, and other resources). 2009.02.11

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-09-21 13:28:34

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