Mosquito River

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The Mosquito River is a 6.7-mile-long (10.8 km) stream in Alger County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, United States. It is a tributary of Lake Superior along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Mosquito Falls, a branch of river, cascades over wall of former glacial meltwater channel. Excellent water quality and minimal cultural development. Popular trout fishery and hiking destination.

National Park Service Photo to the right. Backcountry camper at Mosquito River overlooking Lake Superior.

Mosquito Falls


Located about 15 miles east of Munising off Alger County Road H-58, then about 5 miles north to the parking area at end of Chapel Road.

Walking toward Mosquito Beach, a side trail leads .9 miles to the falls, which drops over an 8 foot high rock shelf on the Mosquito River. Watch for river otter and beaver in the stream. This is a lovely springtime trail through the forest carpeted with wildflowers.

Pets are prohibited on all trails in the Mosquito area.

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    6.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    46° 27′ 50.4″ N
  • Compass Longitude
    86° 27′ 43.2″ W
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