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Wisconsin whitewater, Pine River

Forest Florence county, Highway 55 to Chipmunk Rapids section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     22.2 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Iron Mountain, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Wisconsin and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. There
    arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Highway 55 to Chipmunk Rapids stretch is one of many paddling stretches
in this river system. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. This stretch of Pine River in Wisconsin is 22.2 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according  
to American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
Nicolet National Forest is a pleasant location to stop by, and folks from Long Lake love to come here. Ski Brule is a very popular ski area close at hand; going for a hike on the Lauterman Trail is always a fine adventure. This river is so good. Summertime highs at Pine River mostly tend to be in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 50's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Pine River are in the 0's.

Pine River, Highway 55 to Chipmunk Rapids 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 Pine River.
 Whitewater Near Pine River:
Brule River, Forest/Florence County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.8 miles long (Highway 189 to FS2150)
Popple River, Florence County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Twin River Road to Morgan Lake Road)
Pine River, Forest/Florence County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 22.2 miles long (Highway 55 to Chipmunk Rapids)
Pine River, Florence County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.3 miles long (Chipmunk Rapids to Goodman Grade)
Peshtigo River, Forest County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (FS 2131 to FS 2134)
Popple River, Florence County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
Pine River, Florence County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Goodman Grade to Highway 101)
Paint River, Iron County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Hemlock River to Bates Amasa Road)
Peshtigo River, Forest/Marinette County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6.1 miles long (FS2134 to Goodman Park Rd)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park)
 Ski Areas Near Pine River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 6 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 80 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 92 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 93 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 95 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Pine River:
AmericInn Iron River, Iron River , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Crandon Inn & Suites, Crandon , 21 miles away
Bayside Motor Lodge, Eagle River , 36 miles away
Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River , 38 miles away
Super 8 Eagle River, Eagle River , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pine River:
Stevens Lake Campground, Forest County, 2 miles away
Florence County Park Campground, Florence County, 5 miles away
Lost Lake Cabins, -blank-, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Pine River:
Lauterman Trail, Florence , 11 miles away
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 16 miles away
Kimball Creek Trail, Forest , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pine River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 59 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 10 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pine River:
Iron River Country Club, Iron River , 9 miles away
George Young Golf Course, Iron River , 14 miles away
Nicolet Country Club, Laona , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Pine River
Brule Lake, Iron , 13 miles away
Homan Lake, Iron , 15 miles away
Golden Lake, Iron , 19 miles away

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