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Wisconsin whitewater, Brule River

Florence county, Brule River Dam to Ryneers Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3.4 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Iron Mountain, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Brule River in Florence County is 3.4 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Wisconsin scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the
    Brule River Dam to Ryneers Road section is one of them. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a
room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wisconsin are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. There's camping available near Brule River. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. A bit of exercise and just hanging out  
with mother nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Florence come to Brule River. A normal amount of precipitation falls here at Brule River. The month with most of the rain is June, and the driest month of the year is February. Summertime at Brule River comes with high temperatures in the 70's; the nighttime is somewhat chillier of course, ordinarily in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's, and overnight lows at Brule River throughout the winter regularly descend into the-10's.

Brule River, Brule River Dam to Ryneers Road road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Brule River.
 Whitewater Near Brule River:
Brule River, Florence County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (Brule River Dam to Ryneers Road)
Paint River, Iron County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2.8 miles long (Little Bull Dam to Horserace Rapids)
Pine River, Florence County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 2.2 miles long (LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road)
Pine River, Florence County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Goodman Grade to Highway 101)
Menominee River, Marinette County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.9 miles long (Niagara to Highway 8)
Pike River - North Branch, Marinette County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.2 miles long (Twin Lake Road to Eight Foot Falls)
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.9 miles long (FR510)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosirs Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Popple River, Florence County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Argosy Adventures Rafting, Marinette County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Brule River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 24 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 60 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 81 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Brule River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 11 miles away
Super 8 Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 11 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 12 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brule River:
Peavy Pond Site 9, Florence, 2 miles away
Peavy Pond Site 10, Florence, 4 miles away
Peavy Pond Site 27, Florence, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brule River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 62 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 18 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 31 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brule River:
Spread Eagle Golf Course, Florence , 4 miles away
Eagle Mountain Golf Course, Iron Mountain , 9 miles away
Pine Grove Country Club, Iron Mountain , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Brule River
Montgomery Lake, Florence , 2 miles away
Jule Lake, Iron , 3 miles away
Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes, Florence , 4 miles away

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