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Pigeon River



Gaylord, MI


The Pigeon River runs through the north-central part of northern lower Michigan, with its headwaters located just a few miles northeast of Gaylord.  Launch sites are rustic, and, while navigable, this river is known for offering a true backcountry experience with sharp bends, possible beaver dams and other obstructions that may require portaging.  Running through the 106,000-acre Pigeon River Country State Forest, this river winds through some of the most unspoiled wilderness you’ll find.

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