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Wisconsin whitewater, Menominee River

Marinette county, Niagara to Highway 8 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     2.9 miles
Where is Mishicot Falls? Says Jim Sustman

I love the Menominee River! It is the coolest place to live. I love fishing,tubing,floating and the cool things in and on the river. I have alot of fun on the river. All my friends like comming over and swim in the river.

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Wisconsin tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of
    the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Iron Mountain, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful Marinette County
scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. This stretch of Menominee River in Wisconsin is 2.9 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. This is a bit of a short stretch so better  
bring some good walking shoes. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
If you like skiing, you're in luck; Norway Mountain is near Menominee River, and a tour to Menominee River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Sand Portage Falls. Lots of folks from Quinnesec come to Menominee River; a short journey to Sand Portage Falls is always worthwhile. At this river you will always have a good time.

Menominee River, Niagara to Highway 8 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 Menominee River.
 Whitewater Near Menominee River:
Menominee River, Marinette County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.9 miles long (Niagara to Highway 8)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosirs Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pemebonwon - North Branch, Marinette County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.4 miles long (Smalley Falls to Long Slide Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Argosy Adventures Rafting, Marinette County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pemebonwon - South Branch, Marinette County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2.6 miles long (Pembine to Kremlin Road)
Menominee River, Marinette County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.3 miles long (Quiver Falls)
Pike River, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Highway 141)
Pike River - North Branch, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.2 miles long (Twin Lake Road to Eight Foot Falls)
Pike River, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (to Barker Road)
Sturgeon River, Dickinson County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.7 miles long (Sturgeon Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Menominee River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 6 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 52 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 65 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 73 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Menominee River:
Days Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 5 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 6 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 7 miles away
Country Hearth Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Menominee River:
Lake Antoine County Park, Quinnesec, 5 miles away
Kenkae Travel Park and Store, Vulcan, 6 miles away
Carney Lake State Forest Campground, Quinnesec, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Menominee River:
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 36 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Menominee River:
Bombers Golf Course, Niagara , 3 miles away
Norway City Oak Crest Golf Course, Norway , 3 miles away
Oak Crest Golf Course, Norway , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Menominee River
Lake Antoine, Dickinson , 6 miles away
Pine Creek Lake, Dickinson , 7 miles away
Mary Lake, Dickinson , 10 miles away

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