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Pigeon River Forest / Elk Viewing

The Pigeon River Country State Forest, in the south eastern corner of the Indian River Area, is the home to Michigan’s only free-roaming elk herd. With about 500 head of elk, this heard provides prime elk viewing opportunities year round. The population is managed through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources which monitors the numbers and issues elk hunting licenses annually to a lottery selected few.

For more information and to see an elk viewing map, click here.

Families have enjoyed canoeing, kayaking and tubing the Pigeon River for years. Currents vary enough to please everyone: smooth and slow sections for a relaxing ride and swift meandering sections for a bit more challenge. Later in the season this river is lower and has more locations where portage is required.

For more information contact:

Arts and Adventure Paddlesports at Brass Wind Landing
Phone: (231)238-4843
Website: artsandadventure.com