Bureau of Land Management National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Forest Service

Black River, Michigan

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Ottawa National Forest


Designated Reach:

March 3, 1992. From the Ottawa National Forest Boundary to Lake Superior.


Classification/Mileage:

Scenic — 14.0 miles; Total — 14.0 miles.

Black River, Michigan

Black River

The Black River provides visitors with outstanding scenery, unique geographical features, superb fisheries, cultural history and abundant recreation opportunities. The many waterfalls, rapids and gorge-like landscapes along this river, combined with a mix of large hemlock and eastern white pine, has long been recognized as a distinctive resource. Outstandingly remarkable values include scenery, recreation, geology, fish, wildlife and heritage.