Muskegon

Weather Forecast for the Muskegon River:

Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 04/25/2017 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Thunderstorm
Wednesday 04/26/2017 80%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High near 70F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Rain
Thursday 04/27/2017 80%
Rain
A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/28/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 57F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 04/29/2017 10%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 58F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Rain
Sunday 04/30/2017 90%
Rain
Rain likely. Thunder possible. High 54F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

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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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