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Wisconsin whitewater, Peshtigo River

Marinette county, Goodman Park to Otter Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     8.9 miles
  This stretch of Peshtigo River in Marinette County is 8.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Wisconsin is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The wonderful Wisconsin scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. Getting some good exercise
    and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The Goodman Park to Otter Creek stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system.
Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. 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 starting point is not too far from Iron Mountain, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
A short tour to Wilson Rapids is always worthwhile; since
 
you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Athelstane. From a rain point of view Peshtigo River is a relatively common spot. September is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. During the summertime months at Peshtigo River temperatures are mostly in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 20's while Peshtigo River night low temperatures all through the wintertime are in the-10's.

Peshtigo River, Goodman Park to Otter Creek 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, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Goodman Park to Otter Creek)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5.1 miles long (Otter Creek)
Rat River, Marinette County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.3 miles long (Partridge Lane to Harper Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildman Whitewater Ranch, Marinette County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosir's Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Thornton's Raft, Marinette County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.9 miles long (FR510)
Peshtigo River, Forest/Marinette County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6.1 miles long (FS2134 to Goodman Park Rd)
Thunder River, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Veteran's Park)
 Ski Areas Near Peshtigo River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 71 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 81 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 93 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 96 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 96 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
 Hotels Near Peshtigo River:
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 27 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 27 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:
McClintock County Park, Athelstane, 1 miles away
Goodman County Park, Goodman, 3 miles away
Wildman Whitewater Ranch, Athelstane, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Peshtigo River:
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Peshtigo River:
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peshtigo River:
McCauslin Brook Golf & Country Club, Lakewood , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Peshtigo River
Little Bear Lake, Oconto , 14 miles away
Chute Pond, Oconto , 18 miles away

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