Escanaba - B) Swimming Hole Ck.CG to Boney Falls Basin (10 miles)

Escanaba, Michigan, US


B) Swimming Hole Ck.CG to Boney Falls Basin (10 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (varies with level)
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm
Max Gradient 10 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04059000 1500 - 6000 cfs I 00h21m 750 cfs (too low)
Boatable, but barely whitewater. Cited gauge (downstream of Boney Falls Dam, after take-out for this reach), may not accurately reflect water in this reach. Visual inspection required.

River Description

Put-in at Swimming Hole Ck.Campground on River Rd 8 miles W of town of Rock.

Take-out is at boat landing on river right as you encounter Boney Falls Basin (flowage behind dam).

River is generally wide, open channel with fast current and some standing waves (at increasingly higher levels). (There are NO significant obstructions and NO real rapids.)

Google Maps has excellent resolution aerials of this reach. We highly recommend going to the "Map" tab, clicking 'Satellite', double clicking near (not on, but near) the put-in location icon, zooming to the maximum resolution (without losing image), and doing a 'virtual tour' to 'walk' down the reach. You'll see no discernable rapids. (Ok, maybe a minor rock garden or two.)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-10-19 01:46:45

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 8 2006 (4636 days ago)
wayne howardDetails
If you decide to run the stretch below the dam. Follow the river right bank (like you have a
choice)about 200 yards along some sort of access road.It will bring you to a real nice/easy put-in
site. 4/8/06

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