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Wisconsin whitewater, Peshtigo River

Marinette county, Johnson Falls Road to Schaeffer Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7.8 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The put-in location is a short drive from Marinette, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Johnson Falls Road to Schaeffer Road section of Peshtigo River in Wisconsin is 7.8 miles long and is rated
    by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if
you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The campgrounds here at Peshtigo River are pretty good. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places. The beautiful scenery of Wisconsin and the water flowing gracefully down Peshtigo River  
will make you feel great.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Spring Rapids will fill your spirit with wonderful feelings, and if you're going to from Pound, you won't be the only one. Peshtigo River is a good location of typical precipitation. Of all the months in a year September is the one with the most rain; February is when it's the driest. Summertime highs at Peshtigo River ordinarily tend to be in the 80's. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 50's. During the winter highs are in the 20's with temperatures at Peshtigo River dipping down into the 0's all through winter nights.

Peshtigo River, Johnson Falls Road to Schaeffer 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 Peshtigo River.
 Whitewater Near Peshtigo River:
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.8 miles long (Johnson Falls Road to Schaeffer Road)
Thunder River, Marinette County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Veteran's Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Thornton's Raft, Marinette County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosir's Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildman Whitewater Ranch, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.9 miles long (FR510)
Pike River, Marinette County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Highway 141)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5.1 miles long (Otter Creek)
Pike River - North Branch, Marinette County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.2 miles long (Twin Lake Road to Eight Foot Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Peshtigo River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 32 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 54 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 55 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 78 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 82 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 91 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Peshtigo River:
Riverview Inn And Suites, Oconto , 25 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 27 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 27 miles away
Days Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 28 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Peshtigo River:
Timberline Resort and Campground, Crivitz, 2 miles away
Veteran's Memorial Park, Pound, 4 miles away
Crossroads Campground, Crivitz, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Peshtigo River:
Copper Culture State Park, Wisconsin , 25 miles away
Heritage Hill State Park, Wisconsin , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peshtigo River:
Desmidt's Golf Course & Country Club, Crivitz , 4 miles away
Woodland Ridge Golf Course, Crivitz , 7 miles away
Parkway Golf Course, Pound , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Peshtigo River
Lake Noquebay, Marinette , 16 miles away

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