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Wisconsin whitewater, Pike River - South Branch

Marinette county, FR510 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4.9 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Iron Mountain, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Wisconsin scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. No matter if you're whitewater rafting
    or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The FR510 stretch of Pike River - South Branch in Marinette County is 4.9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. This river
system is full of great paddling sections, the FR510 section is just one of them. Getting your paddling muscles activated 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 if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch has has enough  
mileage, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
A short visit to Horseshoe Falls is always worthwhile, and at Pike River - South Branch you always meet someone from Dunbar. Pike River - South Branch is a good place of typical rainfall. September is the month that gets the most rain, and February on the other hand is the driest. During the summertime at Pike River - South Branch highs are mostly in the 70's, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's, and overnight lows at Pike River - South Branch through the wintertime typically descend into the-10's.

Pike River - South Branch, FR510 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 Pike River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Pike River - South Branch:
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.9 miles long (FR510)
Pike River - North Branch, Marinette County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.2 miles long (Twin Lake Road to Eight Foot Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosir's Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Thornton's Raft, Marinette County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Goodman Park to Otter Creek)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.8 miles long (Johnson Falls Road to Schaeffer Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildman Whitewater Ranch, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pike River, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Highway 141)
Thunder River, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Veteran's Park)
 Ski Areas Near Pike River - South Branch:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 24 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 44 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 68 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 69 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 80 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 98 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 99 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Pike River - South Branch:
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 16 miles away
Days Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pike River - South Branch:
Twelve Foot Falls County Park, Dunbar, 3 miles away
Peshtigo River State Forest - Old Veterans Lake, Athelstane, 10 miles away
Thornton's Rafting Resort & Campground, Crivitz, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pike River - South Branch:
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 32 miles away
Copper Culture State Park, Wisconsin , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pike River - South Branch:
Pine Grove Country Club, Iron Mountain , 14 miles away
Timberstone Golf Course, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Eagle Mountain Golf Course, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Pike River - South Branch
Lake Antoine, Dickinson , 17 miles away
Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes, Florence , 17 miles away
Montgomery Lake, Florence , 18 miles away

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