Class I Paw Paw River, MI

Paw Paw River Water Trail (Paw Paw to St Joseph)

The 68 mile long Paw Paw River Water Trail begins in the Village of Paw Paw in Van Buren County. There are two impoundments (Briggs Pond and Maple Lake) in the village above the dam which can be paddled. The river portion of the water trail begins immediately below the Maple Lake Dam. The Paw Paw River then winds its way 66 miles through a large, wildlife rich floodplain forest corridor through Van Buren and Berrien Counties. (

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 70.7 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager Private, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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