Russell Island Loop

Paddle the North Channel of the St. Clair River, around Russell Island, and back
Russell Island

Begins at the DNR boat launch in Clay Township. Enter the North Channel, through Russell Island to the South Channel, and back around to the North Channel.  Be aware of the shipping channel, and international waters, of course.

Getting ready for the Poker Paddle
Getting ready for the Poker Paddle

Level - Intermediate, due to current and freighter traffic. 

Length - 4.3 miles round trip

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