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Pere Marquette River, Ludington

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The Pere Marquette River is a river in Michigan in the United States. The main stream of this river is 63.9 miles (102.8 km) long, running from Lake County south of Baldwin into the Pere Marquette Lake, and from there into Lake Michigan.
This river is named after the French Roman Catholic missionary Jacques Marquette, who explored the Great Lakes and Mississippi River areas during the mid-17th century. He died in the vicinity of the river in spring 1675 on his way from Chicago to the French fort at Mackinaw.

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  • We floated down the river from the River Run place in Scottville. What an awesome, quiet, shade and sun float down the river. It was awesome. We come up to stay at the Ludington Beach house each... 
    We floated down the river from the River Run place in Scottville. What an awesome, quiet, shade and sun float down the river. It was awesome. We come up to stay at the Ludington Beach house each...  more »
  • This is the first National Wild & Scenic River in Michigan. There's no dams, so the fishing & boating is great. My husband wanted to check it out for future fishing, so we spent a day wandering... 
    This is the first National Wild & Scenic River in Michigan. There's no dams, so the fishing & boating is great. My husband wanted to check it out for future fishing, so we spent a day wandering...  more »
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  • Really nice fishing and lots of space for kayaking one of Michigan's best rivers really good I also love it.
  • First time ever using waders and first time fishing salmon! Those things are small water dinosaurs!

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