Muskegon

Weather Forecast for the Muskegon River:

Snow Showers
Sunday 11/19/2017 40%
Snow Showers
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Clear
Monday 11/20/2017 0%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 48F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 11/21/2017 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. Morning high of 44F with temps falling to near 35. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 11/22/2017 0%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 33F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 11/23/2017 0%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 38F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 11/24/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 39F. Winds SW 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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