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

Yellow Dog River, Michigan

Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Ottawa National Forest


Designated Reach:

March 3, 1992. From its origin at the outlet of Bulldog Lake Dam to the boundary of the Ottawa National Forest.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 4.0; Total — 4.0 miles.

Yellow Dog Falls

Yellow Dog River

The Yellow Dog River drops sharply through numerous outcrops and cascades within the McCormick Wilderness. Vegetation consists of large eastern white pine, eastern hemlock, sugar maple, northern red oak and other old-growth northern hardwood species. Outstandingly remarkable values include scenery, geology and wildlife.