Black River Urban Paddle

An easy paddle down the Black River to the St. Clair River
a busy summer day
a busy summer day

Float past beautiful residential neighborhoods, then the City of Port Huron.  This route will take one under many bridges, past the community college and a Fire station.

sunset downtown
sunset downtown

Begin or end at Ft. Gratiot's North River Road Park, get out anywhere along the Black River.  One can choose the 12th Street Boat Ramp, Riverside Boat Ramp, or at Vantage Point in the St. Clair River. 

paddle through Port Huron!
paddle through Port Huron!

For a detailed map, click the 'Print a Map' link.

Level - Easy

Length - 4.7 miles one way

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Financial assistance for this project was provided, in part, by the Michigan Coastal Management Program, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration