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Upper Manistee River

The Upper Manistee River Access Action Plan Final Report

Upper Manistee Natural River Map
Upper Manistee River Map

The Upper Manistee River watershed is located in the northwestern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. It has a drainage area of 590 square miles. The watershed includes parts of five counties: Antrim, Otsego, Crawford, Kalkaska and Missaukee. The mainstream is approximately 78 miles long and originates in southeast Antrim County (approximately six miles from the village of Alba), at an elevation of 1,250 feet.

The Upper Manistee Plan Full Text (553 KB)

Below are individual sections of the plan:
-Cover Sheet, List of Tables and Table of Contents
-Introduction
-Upper Manistee River Watershed
-Proposed Upper Manistee River Natural River Plan
-Tables
-Appendix A - Natural Rivers Part 305 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451
-Appendix B - Natural Resources Commission Polices and Department of Natural Resources Procedures Regarding the Natural Rivers Program
-Appendix C - Log / Sod Dock Design

Natural River Zoning Rules - Zoning standards for the Upper Manistee River system are found on pages 1-21 and 53-57.