at Lower Branch Bridge
Lower Branch Bridge
This is one of the named bridges if you are canoeing the Pere Marquette and want to track your progress. It is surrounded by private homes, and offers no real amenities.
Boat Launch- dirt ramp with a drive-around circle, parking for 4 or 5 vehicles with trailers. There is only a minimal dirt foot path here for hand-carrying a canoe or kayak to the river on the southwest side of the bridge. The only parking is along the road. There is a sign visible from the water.
Distance and time- Canoe Lower Branch Bridge to Maple Leaf Access, 1 hour 30 minutes, 3.7 miles.
Camping- There is no camping here, but the Logmark Campground (canoe or walk-in only) is downstream, between this bridge and Maple Leaf Access.
Fishing- The Pere Marquette is known for steelhead and salmon runs, and brown/rainbow trout. Fly fishing is popular too.
Rest Rooms- none
Potable Water- none
Access- paved Landon Road with no shoulder, guardrail extends from bridge, no access for boat trailer.
Restrictions- must have permit for any watercraft on the Pere Marquette (A Wild and Scenic Waterway), boating allowed only 9am to 6pm, no glass containers.
Seasonality- road is plowed, winter boating not recommended
Ecosystem- river edge near private homes
Most recent date this info personally checked- May 2007
Additional Facilities- none
Maintained by- Landon Road is a Mason County road