at Taylor Bridge
This boat landing is located on the White River, within the Manistee National Forest. The White River is a designated State Natural River, with a forested corridor, steep banks in the lower reaches and it has a remote feel. It is often canoed below Hesperia but may be clogged by logs above that point.
Boat Launch- dirt terraced walk-down area suitable only for small craft you can hand-carry to the river. Parking only along the road. There is a large parking area but it is privately owned and heavily signed that it is not for public parking.
Fishing- The White River is a popular trout stream, and is also known for good runs of salmon and steelhead near Hesperia
Rest Rooms- there is a porta-potty at the parking area, but it may belong to the private canoe livery
Potable Water- none
Access- paved 194th Avenue at paved Garfield, busy corner, bad parking
Restrictions- no camping, note that the Forest boundary is located here. Public land below the bridge.
Seasonality- river not suitable for winter canoeing, porta potty locked
Ecosystem- shallow moderately swift river with wooded banks, some steep
most recent date this info personally checked- May 2007
Additional Facilities- store across the road
Maintained by- Baldwin District of the Manistee National Forest
650 N. Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box D
Baldwin, MI 49304
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