Nestled within the Manistee-Huron National forest in the heart of North West Michigan's Blue Ribbon Trout Stream country, North Rivers Lodge is situated on over a quarter-mile of the wild and scenic Little Manistee, or "Little River" to the locals and affectionately known as "The Little Man" to the angler.
The classic architecture and rustic charm of our early 20th Century cedar log cabins hearken back to a simpler time when sportsmen would retreat to Michigan's northwoods and rivers to seek solitude through wilderness getaways to fish, hunt and explore. Today, the tradition continues as a destination for both families and sportsmen for relaxation and recreation.
The resident trout population, both then and now, makes for outstanding dry fly fishing. Spectacular rainbows, well-fed browns and vividly-colored brook trout can be watched from the cabins every evening as they rise to the prolific insect hatches which sustain the exceptional trout fishery that is the Little Manistee.
In the Fall, great migrations of King and Coho Salmon move up the river, followed by the Steelhead run which continues through the Winter months and peaks in early Spring. Early Spring hatches of stonefly, mayfly and caddis start the trout season in dry fly fashion and summer hatches keep the trout looking up and feeding well, all the way into Fall. Fly fishing schools and casting lessons are available for groups, or private casting lessons can be made by appointment. Guided fishing trips can be arranged by reservation.