Pine River Launch Sites

This is for the Pine River that is near Cadillac, MI.

Listed south to north

Lincoln Bridge
North of Luther or south of 55, on State Road
Good parking and toilets. Camping.
N 44 08.002 W 85 41.746
Elm Flats
Off State Road. Good parking and toilets.
N 44 09.120 W 85 42.785
Poplar Creek - Jim Sage Memorial
This is not a launch site, but it is the coordinates to the Jim Sage Memorial.
At the Junction of the Pine River and Poplar Creek, on the east side of the River
N 44 09.522 W 85 43.840
Hoxeyville / Dobson
Good parking, toilets.
N 44 10.750 W 85 45.575
Peterson Bridge Campground
Parking area, toilets, camping.
N 44 12.250 W 85 47.960
Low Bridge
Parking area, toilets, camping.
N 44 13.100 W 85 54.080

New to Kayaking?

Don't know how to get started? Which boat to buy? How to learn without embarrassment? What if it tips over? Do I have to roll the kayak?

We were all beginners once and we'd be happy to help you with the basics. Before you even buy a boat, why not stop in at our monthly meeting (see the Paddlers Calendar) for some friendly advice from experienced paddlers. Whether you're interested in calm afternoons on one of Michigan's beautiful lakes and rivers or two weeks in the wilderness, we can help - we've been there.

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