"I'd rather be known as a great fly fisherman..." ~ Everett Kircher, Founder of Boyne Resorts
The first river designated into the State of Michigan's Natural Rivers Act in 1972, the Jordan River and its upper valley are considered by many as some of the most scenic locales of Northern Michigan offering a beautiful escape from the ordinary. From its spring-fed headwaters located near the junction of US-131 and M-32, the river flows for approximately 30 miles before pouring into Lake Charlevoix. Varying in size from the tight technical headwaters to averaging 20-50 feet across for most of its length, the Jordan has a little something for every angler. Upstream of Graves Crossing, the river has beautifully colored brook trout eager to take a fly. Downstream, brown trout reign supreme with fish over 20 inches possible. Pacific salmon and steelhead migrate into the system in the fall, and steelhead remain throughout the winter months and increase in numbers during the spring spawning run. One of the most hydrologically-stable streams in the United States, the water remains cold and clear throughout the year producing prolific hatches and healthy trout.