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Wisconsin whitewater, Popple River

Florence county, Twin River Road to Morgan Lake Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10.2 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Iron Mountain, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful scenery of Florence County and the water flowing gracefully down Popple River attract people from near and far. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. And of course, there are campgrounds
    nearby. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. This section of Popple River in Wisconsin is 10.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater
to be a class I-II section. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Here at Popple River you'll most likely meet some folks from Fence; hiking is a popular thing to do around Popple River; Dendro Eco Trail is a wonderful local trail. Good hiking is available along the Lauterman Trail. Throughout the warm days of summer at Popple River highs are ordinarily in the 70's with nighttime lows in the 50's. Highs during the winter are usually in the 20's; overnight lows in the-10's for Popple River. Popple River is a good site of typical precipitation. Through September this area sees the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Popple River, Twin River Road to Morgan Lake 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 Popple River.
 Whitewater Near Popple River:
Popple River, Florence County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Twin River Road to Morgan Lake Road)
Popple River, Florence County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
Pine River, Florence County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.3 miles long (Chipmunk Rapids to Goodman Grade)
Peshtigo River, Forest County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (FS 2131 to FS 2134)
Peshtigo River, Forest/Marinette County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6.1 miles long (FS2134 to Goodman Park Rd)
Pine River, Florence County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Goodman Grade to Highway 101)
Brule River, Forest/Florence County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.8 miles long (Highway 189 to FS2150)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park)
Pine River, Florence County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 2.2 miles long (LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Goodman Park to Otter Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Popple River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 17 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 46 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 85 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 90 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 91 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 92 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Popple River:
AmericInn Iron River, Iron River , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN Crandon Inn & Suites, Crandon , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 33 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 33 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Popple River:
Morgan Lake, Fence, 1 miles away
Laura-Gordon Lakes Campground, Forest County, 3 miles away
Lost Lake Cabins, -blank-, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Popple River:
Lauterman Trail, Florence , 7 miles away
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Popple River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 65 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 17 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Popple River:
George Young Golf Course, Iron River , 14 miles away
Nicolet Country Club, Laona , 15 miles away
Iron River Country Club, Iron River , 17 miles away

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