The Pere Marquette River

At A Glance

This internationally recognized stream supports large populations of resident trout, steelhead and salmon. In 1978, the Pere Marquette was designated as a National Wild and Scenic River. The Pere Marquette River is the longest unregulated (no dams or impoundments) river system in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Fly-Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Camping:

Explores will enjoy the expertise of full time local fly-fishing guides when given the option of a drift boat. This is my favorite spot for an over night family canoe trip!

The Huron-Manistee National Forests encompass a million acres with sixty-six miles of The Pere Marquette River and a stretch of the North Country National Scenic Trail going through it. The forests provide recreation opportunities for visitors, habitat for fish and wildlife. This location is perfect for explores new to the great outdoors!


The Pere Marquette River