Ontonagon River, Michigan
U.S. Forest Service, Ottawa National Forest
March 3, 1992. The East Branch from its origin to the Ottawa National Forest boundary. The Middle Branch from its origin to the northern boundary of the Ottawa National Forest. The Cisco Branch from its origin at Cisco Lake Dam to its confluence with Ten-Mile Creek south of Ewen. The West Branch from its confluence with Cascade Falls to Victoria Reservoir.
Wild — 43.0 miles; Scenic — 35.0 miles; Recreational — 92.0 miles; Total — 170.0 miles.
Photo Credit: Steve Brimm, Brimmages.com
In this back country setting, the gorge-like landscape, exposed sandstone cliffs and waterfalls provide a unique recreational area for the Midwest. The river also has excellent fishing for resident brown trout, Lake Superior run salmon, and steelhead. The river's outstandingly remarkable values include scenery, recreation, geology, fish and wildlife.