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Upper Rogue River

  • Upper Rogue Put-In

    1766 11 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI (map)

    43.127579 -85.624565

  • Two track to the right just before curve and crossing the bridge on 11 Mile.
  • Shifted Days for warmer conditions.

    Dust off those paddles and come join us for a mid April paddle.  Lets meet at 11 mile and Jewell, shuttle to Rockford and do a 3 hour paddle.  Afterwards lets meet at Sam's Joint for lunch.

     

     

    We will shoot for Paddles! In! at 12:45.  Group photo before paddles in.

     

    Experience Level:

    Beginner.  This is a great river to get your feet wet with river kayaking.

    This time of year, the upper rogue moves just a little swifter, and in years past we have had at least one fallen tree to portage, sometimes three.  Might be a little chilly, so layer up. 


    Directions to Jewell and 11 Mile:

    131 to Rockford exit. Go west over 131 to Jewell. Go right (North) onto Jewell and go about 1.5 miles to 11 Mile Road. Go left (West) and the put in is on the bend in the road before you go over the river bridge. Be careful or you'll miss the right turn into the put-in spot.

    Be aware the parking and boat drop off gets a little crowded at the put in, so be prepared to move your vehicle.  Volunteers for shuttle are welcomed, please see one of the organizers.

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  • Karen I.

    Is the river open from 11 mile to Dam? And is it really high?

    June 17, 2013

  • Margie E.

    Sorry, I can't do Sunday... next time:-)

    April 13, 2013

  • Todd Michael C.

    Sorry can't make Sunday.

    April 13, 2013

  • John C.

    I can check it out. What do you want to know? The water is definitely high. It's over top of my seawall at the lake.

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Adam F.

    Sunday won't work for me. Maybe next time. But I wish the best to those who make it

    April 12, 2013

  • JC R.

    If anyone is close by Rockford. Please drop by the put-in and give me a visual report tomorrow. [masked] Thanks!

    April 12, 2013

  • Carol L.

    Sorry, I will have to catch the next trip.

    April 12, 2013

  • Brian F B.

    Can't make it on Sunday. Previous plans. Be safe!

    April 12, 2013

  • Kirtus S.

    Looking forward to Sunday!

    April 12, 2013

  • Chris K.

    Still a bit too cold for me and my daughter... thanks though.

    April 12, 2013

  • Todd Michael C.

    I won't be able to make it on Sunday. Am shipping out to Chicago for a few days starting Sunday. Maybe next time!

    April 12, 2013

  • Lorrie W.

    I'm bowing out. I'm guessing trip will be cancelled. Brian-I tried to call you to let you know I won't need the kayak you arranged for me.

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Kim S.

    Dana, I know of a few that will be interested. If you would post or email me the info I would appreciate it. Tx.

    April 12, 2013

  • Jeff

    Just realized you change the date to Sunday.

    April 12, 2013

  • Dana S.

    I won't be able to make it Saturday. If anyone is interested a group is planning a Rogue River Expedition (similar to the Grand and Thornapple Expeditions - just shorter) for 2014. they are hoping to scout above 11 mile rd sometime this spring to determine the feasibility of clearing passage. I'm sure they'd love help :)

    April 12, 2013

  • Larri L.

    Sorry, can't make it on this day, but have fun...and be careful! High water may make this a bit challenging. See you next time.

    April 12, 2013

  • Kim S.

    I'm still in. Can't wait.

    April 12, 2013

  • Wanda M.

    I'm canceling also next time

    April 12, 2013

  • JC R.

    Keeping a close eye on conditions, and I will update everyone with an email tomorrow night or possibly Friday morning. Please be sure to check your email for updates prior to heading to Rockford. The conditions read minor flooding on several rivers in the area, but the upper rogue does not have a gauge. Temp forecast for Saturday currently showing a high of 39°.

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Todd Michael C.

      Mix of rain and snow. 37. Per TV 13 Fox in GR as of 10:40pm. Not sure of wind. Not good. Have kayaked among ice bergs on Lake MI. But just not good At least in road travel as well.......

      1 · April 11, 2013

  • Debra Cory- G.

    unfortunately i have to work, so sorry.

    April 10, 2013

  • Todd Michael C.

    Can't wait to go "Rogue." This is just such an exciting week for me already!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • Debra Cory- G.

    Ok.. any thoughts on what to wear for coldwater paddling

    April 9, 2013

  • John C.

    Just a couple of ideas to consider...First, instead of eating at Sam's Joint as usual how about the new local brewery that opened up a couple of moths ago, I think it's called Rockford Brewery, is right downtown, and is two floors. A sandwich place is connected so we get the best of both in the new hot spot in town. Second, is anyone interested in doing the Lower Rogue after lunch?

    3 · April 2, 2013

    • JC R.

      We can decide this when we meet-up John. I'm open to the idea.

      April 8, 2013

    • Kim S.

      I don't get the hyperlinks.

      April 8, 2013

  • Brian F B.

    :-)

    April 8, 2013

  • Margie E.

    No, she's not interested. I'm bringing my friend, Michael.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Margie E.

    I'm bringing one guest. Look forward to the first paddle of the season.

    April 7, 2013

  • Brian F B.

    Hey everyone. ....Jamie would like to attebd and needs a kayak. Can anyone bring an extra boat and paddle for her along with a PFD. Let ne know though postings here or call me at[masked]

    April 7, 2013

    • Mike C.

      Brian, I'll plan on bringing my 10.5 ft Dagger for her along with the necessary gear.

      1 · April 7, 2013

    • Brian F B.

      Thank you Mike!

      April 7, 2013

  • Kim S.

    Too bad the concerts haven't started yet.

    April 7, 2013

  • Lorrie W.

    Does anyone else have a kayak that I could borrow or rent? I have kayaked a couple of lakes and a river and am ready for more :). Thanks.

    April 7, 2013

    • Brian F B.

      I have a nine foot Liquid Logic you can use. Call me. [masked]

      April 7, 2013

  • Debra Cory- G.

    I would love to join you all. Does anybody have a kayak I could borrow or rent for the day? Or any idea where I may find one?

    April 2, 2013

    • Debra Cory- G.

      Bob, thank you so much. I've kayaked before mostly on a lake and i am just getting started, i would really appreciate it. If you do the after lunch river, I may want to join you as well. Also, yes if you have a pfd that would be awesome. Can I bring you some beer or something for payment??

      April 3, 2013

    • Bob E.

      No need for anything. You may not want to do the lower Rogue if you are a beginner on rivers. There are a couple of difficult stretches on it.

      April 4, 2013

  • Todd Michael C.

    Does this mean we are going "Rogue" ?

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Todd Michael C.

    Fun!

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Kristine V.

    have to work

    March 31, 2013

  • Debra Cory- G.

    I took the day off so i could join you. Is there an extra kayak? Can i rent somewhere. Cant wait to see you. I dont see an rsvp button.

    March 30, 2013

  • Dawn

    can't wait to launch! let's hope for sun!

    March 29, 2013

  • Wanda M.

    If it's a nice morning I will be there
    Should be fun

    March 26, 2013

  • Jeff

    If I do not have to work I plan on making the trip, if I do have to work maybe I will meet up with everyone at Sam's for a bite to eat

    March 20, 2013

  • Kim S.

    Too bad the concerts haven't started yet.

    March 18, 2013

    • Brian F B.

      Kim.....we could bring our own instruments and make our own music. :-)

      March 18, 2013

  • Jeff

    As of fall last year there was on 1 down tree that you had to worry about, but it did have a little passage way threw.

    March 18, 2013

  • markus_mackay

    wish i could make it. Have another commitment that day...

    March 17, 2013

  • Kim S.

    Too bad the concerts haven't started yet.

    March 17, 2013

  • Brian F B.

    Looking forward to getting out again......water therapy! :-)

    March 17, 2013

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