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Jordan River, East Jordan

#7 of 13 in Parks in Charlevoix County
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Jordan River is a 24.9mi stream in the northwestern part of the lower peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the largest tributary of Lake Charlevoix. The Jordan's headwaters rise from springs in the upper Jordan River Valley northeast of Mancelona in Antrim County. The Jordan River was the first river to be designated in Michigan's Natural Rivers Program.
The Jordan River is well known for its world-class brook trout fishing and for its scenic canoe trips. The headwaters are accessible by many foot and ATV trails.
The Jordan River is a beautiful place to visit and relax for its scenic areas. The Jordan River rises at in central Warner Township in northeast Antrim County. It winds generally to the southwest, cutting across the northwest corner of Star Township before flowing west through northern Chestonia Township. It then turns to the north, flowing through Jordan Township, the northeast corner of Echo Township, then into South Arm Township in Charlevoix County and emptying into the south arm of Lake Charlevoix at in East Jordan.
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  • Paddle the Jordan River with a great group from JVO. Winter rafting can be an eye opening experience. Unplug and get outside & get ‘connected’. Wildlife along the river can vary from mink, owls...  more »
  • We went to the Israel side of the river. Because it was cold and my wife has walking difficulty, we only put our bared legs in river water through the the steps down to it. Thanks god for the...  more »

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