Black River Experience

Along the Black River between Norman and Beard Roads

Paddle the beautiful Black River through the Port Huron State Game Area.  Be prepared to portage the Ford Dam, the only private property along this route.  Look for Bald Eagle nests, and Ospreys. Very rural area.

Ford Dam
Ford Dam

Note: Low water levels late in the season!

Level - Easy

Length - 5.2 miles one way

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