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Pere Marquette

Friday, September 10, 2021, 10:15 AM
Bowman Bridge to Upper Branch
Baldwin, MI  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lois Goldstein
231-938-9655 (p)
Easy River
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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No Fee
This is the perfect day to celebrate the end of river permit season (though you will need a vehicle pass: $5 per car if you don't already have one).  It's the first week of school, and you can wave to the kiddies as they board the busses, then take off for the river! 
We will be paddling the Pere Marquette River from Bowman Bridge to Upper Branch Bridge.  The distance is a bit over 13 miles, with a paddling time of 4 hours.  The river is fairly easy, with a sand bottom all the way. 

It's about 75 miles from TC, so please plan accordingly. 

Here is a map of the access:


From Baldwin, take 7th street west 5 blocks to Cherry Street, then south 1.5 blocks to 52nd Street (Carr Road), go west 4 miles to the Bowman Bridge access.