Department of Natural Resources
The Pere Marquette River located in portions of Lake, Mason, Newaygo and Oceana counties, the Pere Marquette River system drains an area of approximately 740 square miles. Roughly 53 percent of the watershed is in Lake County. The mainstream starts at the confluence of the Middle Branch and Little South Branch, known as the "Forks" and flows in a westerly direction for approximately 67 miles to its mouth at Pere Marquette Lake, just south of the City of Ludington.
The Pere Marquette River Plan Full Text (637 KB)
Below are individual sections of the plan:
-Cover Sheet, Preface and Table of Contents
-The Watershed and Study Area
-Existing Uses and Recreational Opportunities
-Preliminary Natural River Plan
-Appendix A - Part 305, Natural Rivers PA 451 of 1994
-Appendix B - "Alteration of Rivers" Laws
-Appendix C - Related Laws
Natural River Zoning Rules - Zoning standards for the Pere Marquette River system are found on pages 1-21 and 36-39.