Department of Natural Resources
The Jordan River is located in the northwestern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The mainstream is 33 miles in length with headwaters in northwestern Antrim County, from whence it flows southwesterly to the center of the county, flowing north by northwesterly through the county and the southern part of Charlevoix County. It empties into the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix at the Village of East Jordan (Figure 1). The river has two major tributaries, the Green River and Deer Creek with numerous minor tributaries to both the mainstream and Deer Creek.
The Jordan River Plan Full Text (485 KB)
Below are individual sections of the plan:
-Cover Sheet, Preface and Table of Contents
-The Study Area
-Preliminary Designation of River Area
-Proposed Management Recommendations
-Appendix A - Part 305, Natural Rivers PA 451 of 1994
-Appendix B - "Alteration of Rivers" Laws
-Appendix C - Related Laws
Natural River Zoning Rules - Zoning standards for the Jordan River system are found on pages 1-23.