All About the Pere Marquette River
The popularity of the Pere Marquette River can't be denied. Thousands come here every spring, summer, and fall to fish these waters, known for its abundance of brown trout and steelhead. Our site, VisitPereMarquetteRiver.com provides you with fishing reports, nearby campgrounds, hunting around the river, plus canoeing and boating. You can also find nearby lodging facilities and great places to eat.
The Pere Marquette River is 66 miles long and meanders through Mason, Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties. It flows in a westerly direction past the communities of Baldwin, Branch, Walhalla, Custer and Scottville, ending up at Pere Marquette Lake, just south of Ludington. It is a National Scenic River and part of the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
BOATING & CAMPING
There are over 2,200 private campsites and 600 within the state parks of Ludington, Newaygo and White Cloud. Scottville Riverside Park is set along the PM River, and offers over 50 campsites as well as a playground, picnic area, and boat launch. There are many access points along the river to launch your canoe, rowboat, or kayak, including those at Walhalla, Baldwin, Ludington, and Scottville.