Piers Gorge Unit

Piers Gorge Unit

Piers Gorge Unit
Norway resident Saunja Morgan, at Piers Gorge; photo by Jason Morgan.

The Piers Gorge Unit of the Menominee River State Recreation Area represents an exciting partnership between Michigan and Wisconsin, the two states collaborating on the planning, development, and management of a new public recreation area on the Menominee River.  This area encompasses approximately 9,700  acres of undeveloped lands along 17 miles of the Menominee River, stretching from Piers Gorge near Norway, Michigan and Niagara, Wisconsin to Quiver Falls near Faithorn, Michigan.

The management plan for the park is a cooperative effort between both Michigan's and Wisconsin's DNR.  With public ownership on both sides of the river, this joint management plan will  help create a "one place, one feel" experience. The combined undertaking will give both states a unified approach that will, with citizen and community input, result in a strategy that protects natural resources while addressing recreation and tourism needs and opportunities that can have a positive impact on local economy.

In order to be successful in our planning process, we need your input. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paul Curtis at curtisp@michigan.gov.

For more information on the planning process, visit the website below: