Keweenaw Waterway

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Keweenaw Waterway

Minnesota

(218) 720-5271

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Overview

At the upper and lower entrances of the Keweenaw Waterway Project on the Portage River in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton County, Michigan, are two harbors of refuge. This waterway entrance for Great Lakes shipping is used as a shortcut and refuge from storms on Lake Superior. Recreational areas managed by State and local agencies (McClain State Park and Torch Lake Park) at the upper entrance include boating, swimming, and picnic facilities. The lower entrance, Portage Entry, has a restroom facility and a boat launch.

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Activities

  • Boating

    The lower entry to the waterway has a restroom facility and boat launch. Boat ramps are located in both McClain State Park and Torch Lake Park.

  • Fishing

    Keweenaw Waterway offers excellent fishing and the proximity of Lake Superior makes deep-water fishing extremely accessible.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic facilities can be found at the upper entrance.

  • Water Sports

    Recreational areas managed by State and local agencies at the upper entrance include boating, swimming, and picnic facilities.

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Directions

Driving

The Keweenaw Waterway is located within the Keweenaw Peninsula. US-Highway 41 and State Highway 203 are both adjacent to sections of the waterway.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(218) 720-5271

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