Not far off of our property is the Little Manistee River with water nearly as cold as Lake Michigan year round. The current is also quite strong throughout its course. It flows through both Driftwood Valley and Beartrack camping grounds both of which are remote campsites without many modern conveyances.

Fishing is excellent and for the avid fisherman salmon season awaits you where you literally can just reach in your hand and pick out your choice. If you like cold water this river can be ideal for swimming or simply exploring. And for the avid canoeist it is a paddling dream.

But for youngsters using the Kayak, the Little Manistee River is a paddling dream. It is both a test of endurance and skill to move about the many jags of this fast moving stream. Ed Hawks provided this photo.