The ESCANABA RIVER is a river in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.In his poem
The Song of Hiawatha, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow describes how Hiawatha
"crossed the rushing Escanaba". It is a wide river that cuts into limestone beds.
The upper river is rocky and scenic and supports brook, brown and some
rainbow trout throughout along with warm water species in the impoundments.
The East Branch and the Middle Branch of the Escanaba converge in the town
of Gwinn to form the Main Branch. The stretch from this convergence south to
the Delta County line is mostly wide and smooth, ideal for a kayak/canoe trip.
Dams on the river's branches require caution.
Soaring Eagle Outfitters offers several choices for the kayak or canoe enthusiast. This river system is full of great
paddling stretches, Soaring Eagle Outfitters can assist with planning a great trip.
After your adventure, you many choose to head over to one of our local restaurants, or grill at newly renovated
Peter Nordeen Park. For you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.
On your trip watch for Bald Eagles, as well as, whitetail deer, black bear, birds, and wildlife that are native to
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The scenic beauty and the flowing river system is reason enough to come here and