Class I Pere Marquette River, MI

Upper Branch Bridge to Indian 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 Full Day, 15.5 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit No
Manager U.S. Forest Service, Huron-Manistee National Forest
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
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Photo Credit: Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort