Class I St. Clair River, MI

Island Loop Route (Port Huron to Point Edward)

Begin at North River Road Park in Fort Gratiot Township. Enter the water by using the American Disabities Act (ADA) Kayak launch. Head downstream in the Black River 0.4 miles and turn east into the Black River Canal. Paddle 1.1 miles, passing under the Taintor Gate at the entrance to Lake Huron. Turn right (south) in the lake and navigate under the Blue Water Bridges, into the St. Clair River. Stick near the Michigan shoreline. Avoid the center of the river, which is the International shipping channel. Distance from the bridges to the mouth of the Black River is 2 miles. Turn right (west) into the Black River which is an easy paddle 4.7 miles upstream and back to the starting point.

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 10.2 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Manager Municipal, St. Clair Co. Metropolitan Planning
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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