at Indian Bridge
Indian Bridge is a developed Forest Service landing on the Pere Marquette River just east of Custer. It is a fee site, no camping.
Boat Launch- level dirt road, ramp is paved at the end, parking for several vehicles. There is no sign on the river indicating Indian Bridge. Note its appearance in the picture above. Landing is just downstream of the bridge on the south side.
Distance and time- Canoe Indian Bridge to Custer Bridge 1 hour, 2.4 miles.
Fishing- The Pere Marquette is known for steelhead and salmon runs, and brown/rainbow trout. Fly fishing is popular too.
Handicap Accessibility- latrines are barrier free, but you must get to them via a grassy hill that is a little too steep.
Rest Rooms- latrines
Potable Water- none
Access- sand parking area off Reek Road. Reek Road is gravel for most of it's length, but is paved in the river valley
Restrictions- fee site, no camping, no fires on river banks, Forest Service Restrictions apply
Seasonality- may not be plowed in winter
Ecosystem- marshy edge of Pere Marquette River
most recent date this info personally checked- May 2007
Additional Facilities- monofilament recycle box
Maintained by- Baldwin District of the Manistee National Forest
650 N. Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box D
Baldwin, MI 49304
More- The Pere Marquette is a designated Wild and Scenic Waterway between The Forks and Custer Bridge. If you wish to canoe on this portion of the Pere Marquette River you need a permit between May 15 and September 10. There are special regulations which apply. Private watercraft permits may be reserved by calling 1-231-745-4631. Some of the landings along the river require a Recreation Fee sticker to park there (self-pay tubes are available- $3/day, $5/weekly, or $20/year at a Ranger Station).
In lieu of the Forest Service parking fee, Interagency passes are also accepted. Display on your dashboard when you park.