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Tahquamenon River (East Branch), Michigan

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Hiawatha National Forest


Designated Reach:

March 3, 1992. From its origin to the Hiawatha National Forest boundary.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 3.2 miles; Recreational — 10.0 miles; Total — 13.2 miles.

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Tahquamenon River (East Branch)

The East Branch is a high-quality brook trout stream that rewards persistent anglers who overcome the dense alder along much of its length. Fall is a special time to visit the river when the vibrant colors of Michigan hardwoods are reflected in the dark, tannin-stained water. Outstandingly remarkable values include excellent fishing and unique hydrological resources.