Michigan's Natural Rivers Program
Michigan is blessed with more than 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, including over 12,000 miles of cold water trout streams! The Natural Rivers Program was developed to preserve, protect and enhance our state's finest river systems for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations by allowing property owners their right to reasonable development, while protecting Michigan's unique river resources.
Currently 2,091 miles of river and streams are designated as state Natural Rivers under authority of Part 305, Natural Rivers of PA 451 of 1994. Contact a program staff person for additional information.
To view a map, select a river name from the map or list (average file size 175KB).
Photo of the Rifle River
by Brian Bury
(989) 732-3541 ext. 5088