Belle River Route

The Belle River winds through Marine City, East China Township, and China Township
Belle River
Belle River

Put in at the East China Township park, paddle 4.3 miles to the St. Clair River. Pass under bridges, float past fields, woods, homes and ending through Marine City.

Belle River in Columbus County Park
Belle River in Columbus County Park

It is 7.5 miles from the China Township Park at King Road to the St. Clair River

Note: There are many felled trees in the Belle River, making passage difficult at times.  This route is clogged with felled trees near the King Road water access.  The river is more open near Marine City.

Two new water access points have been added to this Blueway at East China Township Park and Springborn Road Access.  See the updated map, below "print a map".

Level - Easy

Length - 7.5 miles one way


Drive to Columbus County Park upstream to visit 385 acres of woods, fields and the Belle River!  Take a virtual tour here!




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