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Clinton River in Michigan

Trip Overview

Started at Yates about 2 pm. Amazing paddle with my Mad River Passage 14. Took my dog, Buddy, and a dry sack with some goodies. Didn't see another paddler the entire 3 hours. Took a few small breaks lasting 10 minutes or so and made it to Heritage Park by 4:45.

The river was moving pretty fast for me. It was my first trip ever on a river of any kind with any canoe. Needless to say... I would like to think I did pretty good. Scraped a few times where the river widens, but I was able to maneuver around all obstacles. A few close calls for sure.

Lots of wildlife and almost no other people. A perfect day


No Fees


Start @ 23 and Dequindre

End @ M-59 and Van Dyke

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

Locations on this Trip