Whitefish River

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The Whitefish River is an 11.9-mile-long (19.2 km) river on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The mouth of the river is in Delta County at 45°54′34″N 86°58′01″W on the Little Bay De Noc of Lake Michigan. The main branch of the river is formed by the confluence of the east and west branches at 46°03′25″N 86°52′17″W.

The east branch rises out of Trout Lake in southwest Alger County. The west branch rises in southeast Marquette County.

This river is under Congressional study for designation to the Wild and Scenic River System. It is currently under the protection of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act pursuant to Section 7 (b) of the Act.

East Branch

An essentially primitive stream with minimal cultural intrusions. Poor accessibility. Fair fishing. Canoeing poor due to low summer flow. Heavily forested watershed. About 50 percent public ownership.

THE SEGMENT FROM THE CROSSING OF COUNTY ROAD 003 TO ITS CONFLUENCE WITH THE WEST BRANCH WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 3/3/92.

West Branch

A tributary of the Whitefish River. Flows through a well forested watershed in central upper peninsula and fishing good but floating marginal.

THE SEGMENT FROM COUNTY ROAD 444 TO ITS CONFLUENCE WITH THE EAST BRANCH WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 3/3/92.

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