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Wisconsin whitewater, Popple River

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

 

CLASS II-III+     11.2 miles
  This section of Popple River in Florence County is 11.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III+ section. If you're coming from Iron Mountain it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camp stove. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby
    campground. The scenic beauty of Florence County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good
spots. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Wisconsin tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Morgan Lake Road to Pine River section is one of them.

Briefly about the
 
general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Lauterman Trail; there are plenty of folks from Fence here. A magnificent place like Bewabic State Park close to Popple River is too good to leave out. A normal amount of rain falls here at Popple River. August is when you get the most rain here; February on the other hand is the driest. Throughout the summertime months at Popple River temperatures are usually in the 70's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 10's; overnight lows at Popple River through the wintertime frequently plunge into the-10's.

Popple River, Morgan Lake Road to Pine River 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 II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
Pine River, Florence County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Goodman Grade to Highway 101)
Pine River, Florence County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 2.2 miles long (LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road)
Pine River, Florence County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.3 miles long (Chipmunk Rapids to Goodman Grade)
Peshtigo River, Forest/Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6.1 miles long (FS2134 to Goodman Park Rd)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park)
Paint River, Iron County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2.8 miles long (Little Bull Dam to Horserace Rapids)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Goodman Park to Otter Creek)
Popple River, Florence County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Twin River Road to Morgan Lake Road)
Brule River, Florence County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (Brule River Dam to Ryneers Road)
 Ski Areas Near Popple River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 23 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 95 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 97 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 98 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 99 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Popple River:
AmericInn Iron River, Iron River , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 24 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 24 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 24 miles away
Super 8 Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Popple River:
Lake Hilbert Campground, Fence, 5 miles away
West Bass Lake, Goodman, 5 miles away
Scout Lake, Goodman, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Popple River:
Lauterman Trail, Florence , 10 miles away
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Popple River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 64 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 14 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Popple River:
Spread Eagle Golf Course, Florence , 11 miles away
George Young Golf Course, Iron River , 14 miles away
Crystal View Golf Course, Crystal Falls , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Popple River
Montgomery Lake, Florence , 17 miles away
Camp Lake, Iron , 18 miles away
Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes, Florence , 19 miles away

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