Muskegon

Weather Forecast for the Muskegon River:

Overcast
Thursday 05/25/2017 20%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 71F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 05/26/2017 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 67F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 05/27/2017 10%
Clear
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 76F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 05/28/2017 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 72F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Clear
Monday 05/29/2017 20%
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 05/30/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 63F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

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About the Muskegon River:

The Muskegon River is a river in the western portion of the lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The river has its headwaters in Houghton Lake in Roscommon County, flowing out of the North Bay into neighboring Missaukee County. From there it flows mostly southwest to Muskegon, Michigan, where it empties into Muskegon Lake. Muskegon Lake is connected to Lake Michigan via a mile-long channel. The river has several major branches, such as the Hersey River, Cedar Creek and Little Muskegon River. The main stream is 216 miles (348 km) long and drains an area of 3,250 square miles (8,400 km2).

Like many of its neighboring streams, the Muskegon was one of the favored logging rivers during the boom years of the 1880s-1890s, and a keen eye can still pick out remnants of stray logs left over from the spring logging runs which embedded on the river bottom.

There is abundant wildlife, including otters, waterfowl, deer and eagles and, although development has been creeping in, the upper reaches are still fairly remote and natural with much of the surrounding land composed of state-owned tracts.

In recent years, the river has gained a certain measure of fame as a recreational fishery, boasting large migratory steelhead, brown trout and planted Pacific salmon.

The three major dams of the Muskegon River (Rogers, Hardy and Croton) generate about 45,600 kilowatts, with about 30,000 of that from Hardy Dam. That is enough electricity to serve a community of nearly 23,000.

Lodging Options for the Muskegon River:

Cronks Oakridge Motel, 231-652-1288 — This is a nice motel with a restaurant onsite.

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