River Conditions

Pine River Water Flow Conditions

USGS Water-data graph

Monday, May 16th, 2022 Update:

Another Monday is here, and somehow Memorial Weekend is less than 2 weeks away!

The Pine is running around average at 308 CFS, and the temperatures are back to normal spring temps. Everything is turning green - it seems like the leaves came out overnight! We are hoping to clear more of the river this week, but we will have to wait and see if we can work around the rain and cooler temps.

For real-time water temperature and volume measurements on the Pine click here. For other rivers visit USGS stream flows on other Michigan Rivers.

Many people actually own their own craft, but find it much cheaper and easier to rent ours. Why? It's easy and it saves you money. When you rent from us, we pay for your boat permits and parking passes. And the bigger upside is that not having boats on the top of your vehicle improves your gas mileage, it saves you from having to load them, unload them, risk losing them, shuttle them around while here(or pay us to do your shuttle), and then wash them up and put them away when you get back home.

Reminders for folks paddling their personal craft: If you are bringing your own craft, you will need to buy USFS Parking Passes @ $5/day, $15/week for your vehicles. Also remember that watercraft permits are required for all watercraft, including tubes, from the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through the Monday of Labor Day Weekend for a fee of $2. Watercraft permits for the Pine and Pere Marquette Rivers on the Huron-Manistee NF's are now available on-line! To make a reservation, go directly to the Permits page. or call 1-877-444-6777

Please Remember: Alcohol and river-sports are a destructive mix. For safety, social, and resource protection considerations, please wait until you're off the river and off the road, before partaking of any alcohol. Please also remember that Styrofoam packaging or coolers, glass, water balloons, and firecrackers are prohibited on the river. Thanks for preventing litter by using your litter-bag and making sure all cargo is securely tied to your craft.