Class I Pere Marquette River, MI

M-37 to Upper Branch Bridge

In 1978, 66 miles of the Pere Marquette were designated as a Wild and Scenic River. In that same year, the state designated the entire Pere Marquette and its major tributaries a Michigan Natural River. The Pere Marquette River is the longest unregulated (no dams or impoundments) river system in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The river is a nationally known, high-quality stream, which supports large populations of resident trout, steelhead and salmon. From M-37 to Gleason's Landing, the State has designated the river as quality fishing water requiring catch and release with flies only.

Section Details

Trip Length One Night, 22.6 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit No
Manager U.S. Forest Service, Huron-Manistee National Forest
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/pere-marquette.php