Class I Ontonagon River, MI

Ewen Carry Down to Victoria Dam

A large branch of river when beginning it may be slow and muddy with a clay bottom but after enteing the west branch the water becomes faster and more rocky.

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 20.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit No
Manager Private, Upper Peninsula Power Company
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/ontonagon.php
River Flow Information

https://www.uppco.com/our-company/helping-the-environment/efforts/hydroelectrical/hydrodata/

This section of river is dependent on flow being released from an upstream hydropower dam.

The West Branch of the Ontanagon River offers a challenging mile plus of rapids in the normally dewatered reach downstream of Victoria Falls Dam. A guaranteed minimum flow April through June: is usually exceeded by the reported water level combines flow through and outside the plant.