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An enchanting paddle in the aqua waters of the St. Clair River, floating through canals and along side summer cottages on Russell Island and Algonac.

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

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 lane and International border in the South Channel.

Level - Intermediate, due to current and freighter traffic. 

Length - 4.3 miles round trip

Water Trail Map

Things To Do

Canoeing,Fishing,Freighter Watching,Kayaking,Sailing,Scuba Diving,Swimming

Russell Island Loop Places
Boat Launch Boat Launch
Boating Boating
Campground Campground
Emergency Emergency
Golf Course Golf Course
Historic Site Historic Site
International Border Crossing International Border Crossing
Natural Area or Preserve Natural Area or Preserve
Outfitter Outfitter
Sports Facility Sports Facility
Transportation Transportation
Water Access Water Access