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Pine River, Walker Bridge to Dobson

Friday, October 1, 2021, 10:15 AM
Walker Bridge to Dobson Bridge
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lois Goldstein
231-938-9655 (p)
Difficult River
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No Fee

We want to welcome all those folks who helped with any of the river cleanups that took place this summer.  This is the time to enjoy the fruits of our labors!  

This trip on the Pine begins just downstream of Walker Bridge and ends at Dobson Bridge.  Details of when and where to meet will be sent with your event confirmation.  You will need to have a vehicle permit to park at Dobson Bridge ($5 per day if you don't have an annual pass) but no watercraft permit (they aren't required after Labor Day).    

Given the possibility of tight turns and downed trees, you must be able to maneuver your boat sideways across the stream using back ferries.  If you are not comfortable making quick turns, it's best to wait until next summer to learn the skills that will allow you to control your boat in fast moving current.


We'll meet in the morning, do the shuttle and then head downstream.  Paddling time should be about 4 hours, with a break for a leisurely lunch at Elm Flats.  Hopefully it should be a peaceful float, with good opportunities for photos of the fall colors along the river banks.  The last time we were there at this time of the year, the colors practically took our breath away.  Here's the trip report from that day.