Top Ten Wild Whitewater Rafting Trips

Presque Isle River, Michigan

Difficulty: Class IV

Season: April through October

Trip Length: Two to three days

The Presque Isle River runs through the isolated Upper Peninsula near and in Porcupine Mountains State Park. It is known as the toughest whitewater river in the Midwest. This is the river to sink into the north woods at their wildest—and toughest. Much of the river runs through second-growth hemlock and pine forest, much of it in an isolated canyon. If you can possibly turn your attention away from the unrelenting rapids, you might peep a black bear or a bald eagle.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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