Department of Natural Resources
The Rogue River is a major tributary of the Grand River. It drains an area of approximately 234 square miles in Newaygo and Kent counties. Its headwaters are a series of ditches that drain the old Rice Lake bed in southern Newaygo County. In this area the stream has been dredged and straightened for drainage purposes leaving limited fish habitat.
The Rogue River Plan Full Text (253 KB)
Below are individual sections of the plan:
-Cover Sheet, Preface and Table of Contents
-The Study Area
-Future Use and Potential Problems
-Laws and Programs Reforcing Objectives of the Natural Rivers Program
-Rogue River Management Plan
-Appendix A - Natural River Act of 1970
-Appendix B - Related Laws
Natural River Zoning Rules - Zoning standards for the Rogue River system are found on pages 1-21 and 31-33.