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Wisconsin whitewater, Peshtigo River

Forest county, FS 2131 to FS 2134 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     8.9 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Forest County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The put-in is not too far from Iron Mountain, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
    to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this
state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The FS 2131 to FS 2134 stretch of Peshtigo River in Forest County is 8.9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
The Dendro Eco Trail is a pleasant hiking trail near Peshtigo
 
River, and lots of people from Armstrong Creek come here. Through the summer months, highs usually are in the 70's at Peshtigo River, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's. Throughout the winter this place gets highs in the 20's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Peshtigo River descend into the-10's. A normal amount of rain falls here at Peshtigo River. September is when you get the most rain here, and February meanwhile is the driest month.

Peshtigo River, FS 2131 to FS 2134 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 Peshtigo River.
 Whitewater Near Peshtigo River:
Peshtigo River, Forest County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (FS 2131 to FS 2134)
Peshtigo River, Forest/Marinette County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6.1 miles long (FS2134 to Goodman Park Rd)
Popple River, Florence County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Twin River Road to Morgan Lake Road)
Popple River, Florence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park)
Rat River, Marinette County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.3 miles long (Partridge Lane to Harper Road)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Goodman Park to Otter Creek)
Pine River, Florence County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.3 miles long (Chipmunk Rapids to Goodman Grade)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5.1 miles long (Otter Creek)
Oconto River - North Branch, Oconto County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Tar Dam Rd)
 Ski Areas Near Peshtigo River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 24 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 48 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 84 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 90 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 97 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Peshtigo River:
BEST WESTERN Crandon Inn & Suites, Crandon , 24 miles away
AmericInn Iron River, Iron River , 25 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 36 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 36 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Peshtigo River:
Burnt Bridge Campground, Forest County, 4 miles away
Bear Lake Campground, Forest County, 4 miles away
Laura-Gordon Lakes Campground, Forest County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Peshtigo River:
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 3 miles away
Lauterman Trail, Florence , 16 miles away
Eds Lake Trail System, Forest , 18 miles away
Popple Ridge Snowmobile Trail, Langlade , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Peshtigo River:
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 26 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peshtigo River:
Nicolet Country Club, Laona , 10 miles away
McCauslin Brook Golf & Country Club, Lakewood , 14 miles away
Black Bear Creek Discount Golf, Wabeno , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Peshtigo River
Little Bear Lake, Oconto , 13 miles away
Upper Wapato Lake, Oconto , 16 miles away

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