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Wisconsin whitewater, Peshtigo River

Marinette county, Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II+(IV)     2.7 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Iron Mountain, as you can see on the road map further down. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wisconsin are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A bit of exercise
    and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. This stretch of Peshtigo River in Wisconsin is 2.7 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II+(IV)
section by American Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The nature scenery of Marinette County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park  
section is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
The landscape around Peshtigo River is dominated by the Taylor Rapids, and Peshtigo River is a site with many visitors from Goodman. Strong Falls is a gorgeous place to have a look at while you're at Peshtigo River. Through the summer at Peshtigo River highs are commonly in the 70's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's; nighttime lows at Peshtigo River throughout the winter commonly dip into the-10's. An average amount of rain falls at Peshtigo River.

Peshtigo River, Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park 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, Marinette County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Goodman Park to Otter Creek)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park)
Rat River, Marinette County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.3 miles long (Partridge Lane to Harper Road)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5.1 miles long (Otter Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildman Whitewater Ranch, Marinette County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Peshtigo River, Forest/Marinette County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6.1 miles long (FS2134 to Goodman Park Rd)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosir's Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Thornton's Raft, Marinette County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.9 miles long (FR510)
Popple River, Florence County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
 Ski Areas Near Peshtigo River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 34 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 74 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 81 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 88 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 94 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 99 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Peshtigo River:
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 26 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 26 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 27 miles away
Super 8 Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Peshtigo River:
Goodman County Park, Goodman, 2 miles away
McClintock County Park, Athelstane, 3 miles away
Mountain Jeds Campgrounds, Athelstane, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Peshtigo River:
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Peshtigo River:
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 28 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peshtigo River:
McCauslin Brook Golf & Country Club, Lakewood , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Peshtigo River
Little Bear Lake, Oconto , 14 miles away
Chute Pond, Oconto , 20 miles away

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