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Muskegon River

Only second to the Grand River, the Muskegon River is the second longest river in Michigan stretching from the Houghton Lake area to Muskegon Lake before flowing on to Lake Michigan. It is approximately 41 miles from Croton Dam in near Newaygo, Michigan to Lake Michigan. Croton Dam is a hydro dam that was built in 1907.

Known as the “River of Marshes”, anglers experience fun-filled days on the water fighting to catch the rainbow trout that were stocked in the river during the 1870s and the salmon later on in the 1960s.


Guided trips are offered year round for steelhead, trout, smallmouth bass, and salmon. Steelhead dates are October thru May; mid-June thru mid-August for smallmouth bass; and mid-September thru October for salmon.

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