Sturgeon River Overnight Trip
Although most of our trips are just day trips, we do have one trip on the challenging Sturgeon River, which can be divided into two days. Starting at Trowbridge Road, the whole trip consists of approximately 7-8 hours of paddling. The first day begins with a good "warm-up" section and ends approximately 3½ hours later after running some drops created by old dams as well as some light Class I-II rapids over bushel-size rocks. You can then set up camp along the river at Haakwood State Forest Campground.
With 18 primitive campsites, Haakwood State Forest Campground offers handicap-accessible vault toilets, hand water pumps, picnic tables, and fire rings (for detailed information about the campground, please see our page dedicated to area campgrounds under "Lodging"). Relax by your campfire under the stars while listening to the bubbling stream and preparing for the next day's adventure. The second day consists of about 4½ hours of winding, narrow and more challenging water until you end at Burt Lake State Park (see information on parking under our "River Info" page).
Trip Tips: We recommend you set up camp before you start your river trip. This way, you can avoid taking sleeping bags, tents, etc. with you on the river and we recommend waterproof bags for anything you do take with you (there's approximately an 85% Tip-Over rate on this trip!) On the day of your trip, everyone in the group should be at Big Bear Adventures 45 minutes before the departure time; this allows time for paperwork and equipment loading. We then transport all equipment and participants to the starting point, which is Trowbridge Rd. At least one of your vehicles will be left at Burt Lake State Park (which is the ending point), so that it will be there for your when you finish your trip.
Below are the rates for renting our equipment. Please note these prices are per person.