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Wisconsin whitewater, Rat River

Marinette county, Partridge Lane to Harper Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     3.3 miles
  The nature scenery of Wisconsin and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The starting location is a short drive from Iron Mountain, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch of Rat River in Marinette County is 3.3 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III(IV) section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but
    if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This is
a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. 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. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
People from Athelstane love to come to Rat River. A normal amount of rainfall falls here at Rat River. Of all the months in a year September is the one with the most rain while February is mostly the driest month. At Rat River throughout the summer highs are in the 70's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's, and through the dark hours in the winter at Rat River temperatures dip to the-10's.

Rat River, Partridge Lane to Harper 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 Rat River.
 Whitewater Near Rat River:
Rat River, Marinette County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.3 miles long (Partridge Lane to Harper Road)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5.1 miles long (Otter Creek)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Goodman Park to Otter Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildman Whitewater Ranch, Marinette County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosir's Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Thornton's Raft, Marinette County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Peshtigo River, Forest/Marinette County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6.1 miles long (FS2134 to Goodman Park Rd)
Oconto River - North Branch, Oconto County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Tar Dam Rd)
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.9 miles long (FR510)
 Ski Areas Near Rat River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 39 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 71 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 84 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 85 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 95 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 95 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
 Hotels Near Rat River:
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 28 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 29 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 29 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 29 miles away
Super 8 Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rat River:
McClintock County Park, Athelstane, 3 miles away
Mc Caslin Mountain Campground, Athelstane, 4 miles away
Mountain Jeds Campgrounds, Athelstane, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Rat River:
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rat River:
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 32 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rat River:
McCauslin Brook Golf & Country Club, Lakewood , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Rat River
Little Bear Lake, Oconto , 11 miles away
Chute Pond, Oconto , 16 miles away

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