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Trail Description

Fox River in Alger, Luce, and Schoolcraft Counties

The Fox River system is located in Alger, Schoolcraft and Luce counties in the eastern half of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The mainstream of the Fox flows south from northeastern Alger County through flat sand plains and lowland hardwoods to its confluence with the Lake Branch of the Manistique River, which continues on the Lake Michigan. The Fox?s East Branch, West Branch and Little Fox are its main tributaries. The East Branch joins the Fox River Mainstream about a mile above the Manistique River and is nearly equal to the Mainstream in length and discharge. The basin is approximately 26 miles long and 10 miles wide.

The Fox is a Designated State Natural River. It has a largely undeveloped watershed, heavily forested borders and a large marsh through "Spreads" areas both below Seney on the mainstream and between M-77 an M-28 on the East Branch. The Fox River Hiking Trail runs parallel to the river, while campgrounds and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge are nearby. In addition, it is one of Michigan's Blue Ribbon Trout Streams and is also a top quality brook trout stream. Interestingly enough, the Fox is the river that Ernest Hemingway was actually writing about in his story "The Big Two-Hearted River."

The state of Michigan considers the following tributaries vital to the protection of the mainstream. These include Casey Cr., West Branch, Spring Ponds, Little Fox and Hudson Cr.

Fox River

Fox River, East Branch in Schoolcraft County

A central upper peninsula stream flowing in a heavily forested area. Some cultural intrusions. Good fishing. A state designated Natural River, this central upper peninsula stream flows into a heavily forested area. Some cultural intrusions. Good fishing. The state of Michigan considers the following tributaries vital to the protection of the mainstream: Clear Cr., Camp Seven Cr., Cold Cr., Deer Cr., and Bev. Cr.

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Information courtesy of the National Park Service

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