We are again going to the Pine River west of Cadillac, MI. This will be the 2nd Annual PRiBCO. There are camping opportunities at the Peterson Bridge National Forest Campground, Pine River Paddlesports Campground (private), and Coolwater Campground (private). Some of us are going up Friday, October 10 to start the weekend.
On Saturday, October 11 we will run shuttle and paddle from Walker Bridge (Silver Creek Campground) to Dobson Bridge, and then return to our camps. Morning rendezvous is at the parking lot on top of the hill above Dobson Bridge on the Pine River at 9:00 a.m. We will leave behind a couple of vehicles to take drivers back at the end of the day and the rest will drive upstream.
On Sunday, October 12 we will run shuttle and paddle from Dobson Bridge to Low Bridge. This time we have to rendezvous at 9:00 a.m. at the launch site at Dobson Bridge and unload boats. All vehicles will then drive downstream to Low Bridge and the drivers will get into as few cars as possible and head back to the parking lot.
No permits are necessary for the river, but parking permits are necessary at Dobson and Low Bridges. They have self-service sites so make sure you have some petty cash with you. I think it is $3 a day and $5 for two days. The campgrounds should be fairly empty, at least before we get there. Last year we had several other clubs join us and we filled up the campgrounds. It was a great time!