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Wisconsin whitewater, Brule River

Forest Florence county, Highway 189 to FS2150 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     15.8 miles
  This section of Brule River is 15.8 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Wisconsin is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The natural beauty of Wisconsin and the water flowing gracefully down Brule River will make you feel great. If you're coming from Iron Mountain it's
    not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take
your time, so pack your sleeping bag. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway 189 to FS2150 stretch is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Lauterman Trail is delightful fun, and a journey to Bewabic State Park is a great idea. At Brule River you always meet someone from Gaastra; you can hit the slopes at Ski Brule nearby. This river is so good. Brule River gets a normal amount of rainfall. August is the month that gets the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. All through the summertime at Brule River highs are typically in the 70's. Summer nighttime lows plunge down to the 50's.

Brule River, Highway 189 to FS2150 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Brule River.
 Whitewater Near Brule River:
Pine River, Florence County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.3 miles long (Chipmunk Rapids to Goodman Grade)
Brule River, Forest/Florence County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.8 miles long (Highway 189 to FS2150)
Pine River, Florence County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Goodman Grade to Highway 101)
Popple River, Florence County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Twin River Road to Morgan Lake Road)
Paint River, Iron County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Hemlock River to Bates Amasa Road)
Popple River, Florence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
Peshtigo River, Forest County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (FS 2131 to FS 2134)
Pine River, Forest/Florence County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 22.2 miles long (Highway 55 to Chipmunk Rapids)
Pine River, Florence County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 2.2 miles long (LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road)
Paint River, Iron County, 20 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2.8 miles long (Little Bull Dam to Horserace Rapids)
 Ski Areas Near Brule River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 10 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 48 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 82 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 86 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 99 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 100 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Brule River:
AmericInn Iron River, Iron River , 8 miles away
Best Western Crandon Inn & Suites, Crandon , 31 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 35 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 35 miles away
Country Hearth Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brule River:
Iron County Pentoga Park, Crystal Falls, 4 miles away
Pentoga County Park, Gaastra, 4 miles away
Lauterman Lake Walk-In Campground, Florence County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Brule River:
Lauterman Trail, Florence , 4 miles away
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brule River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 54 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 10 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 20 miles away
Baraga State Park, Michigan , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brule River:
George Young Golf Course, Iron River , 4 miles away
Iron River Country Club, Iron River , 8 miles away
Crystal View Golf Course, Crystal Falls , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Brule River
Camp Lake, Iron , 13 miles away
Cable Lake, Iron , 18 miles away
Perch Lake, Iron , 19 miles away

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