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Wisconsin whitewater, Pike River - South Branch

Marinette county, Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     4.7 miles
  The Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls stretch of Pike River - South Branch is 4.7 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Wisconsin and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. If you're coming from
    Marinette it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The campgrounds here at Pike River - South Branch are pretty good. This
is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls section is just one of many. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The nearby  
hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Pike River - South Branch is a location with many visitors from Amberg. Through the summer months at Pike River - South Branch temperatures are regularly in the 80's. Summer overnight lows descend down to the 50's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 20's while Pike River - South Branch overnight low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 0's. Pike River - South Branch gets a typical amount of rain. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily September, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is February.

Pike River - South Branch, Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls 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-IV - 4.7 miles long (Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls)
Pike River, Marinette County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Highway 141)
Pemebonwon - South Branch, Marinette County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2.6 miles long (Pembine to Kremlin Road)
Pike River, Marinette County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (to Barker Road)
Pike River - North Branch, Marinette County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.2 miles long (Twin Lake Road to Eight Foot Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Argosy Adventures Rafting, Marinette County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pemebonwon - North Branch, Marinette County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.4 miles long (Smalley Falls to Long Slide Falls)
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.9 miles long (FR510)
Menominee River, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.9 miles long (Niagara to Highway 8)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosirs Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Pike River - South Branch:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 18 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 62 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 64 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 71 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 98 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Pike River - South Branch:
Days Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Norway Inn Lodge And Suites, Norway , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pike River - South Branch:
Amberg Campgrounds and Bar, Amberg, 3 miles away
Tranquil Vista Campgrounds, Pembine, 5 miles away
Evergreen City Park, Wausaukee, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pike River - South Branch:
Copper Culture State Park, Wisconsin , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pike River - South Branch:
Woodland Ridge Golf Course, Crivitz , 11 miles away
Green Acres Golf Course, Pembine , 12 miles away
Hunters Glen Golf Club, Crivitz , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Pike River - South Branch
Lake Noquebay, Marinette , 14 miles away
Lake Antoine, Dickinson , 17 miles away
Pine Creek Lake, Dickinson , 19 miles away

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