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Wisconsin whitewater, Menominee River

Marinette county, Quiver Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     0.3 miles
  This stretch of Menominee River in Marinette County is 0.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The natural beauty of Marinette County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting point is not too far from Marinette, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wisconsin are often easier
    than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. A good workout and
a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is an extremely short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The campgrounds here at Menominee River are pretty good. 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:
Quiver Falls is an inspiring site to stop at while you're here, and Menominee River is not far at all from Loretto. Don't leave Menominee River without first paying a visit to Quiver Falls. The skiing at Norway Mountain is delightful. At Menominee River through the warmest time of the year highs are in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. During the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Menominee River. Menominee River gets a normal amount of annual precipitation.

Menominee River, Quiver Falls 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 / Menominee County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 0.2 miles long (Pemene Falls)
Sturgeon River, Dickinson County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.7 miles long (Sturgeon Dam)
Pemebonwon - North Branch, Marinette County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.4 miles long (Smalley Falls to Long Slide Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosirs Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Argosy Adventures Rafting, Marinette County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pike River, Marinette County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (to Barker Road)
Pemebonwon - South Branch, Marinette County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2.6 miles long (Pembine to Kremlin Road)
Menominee River, Marinette County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.9 miles long (Niagara to Highway 8)
Pike River, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Highway 141)
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Menominee River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 7 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 50 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 56 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 63 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 67 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Menominee River:
Days Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 16 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 17 miles away
Country Hearth Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Menominee River:
Sturgeon Bend Town Park, Loretto, 3 miles away
Morgan Park, Pembine, 5 miles away
Chalk Hills Flowage, Amberg, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Menominee River:
J. W. Wells State Park, Michigan , 34 miles away
Copper Culture State Park, Wisconsin , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Menominee River:
Four Seasons Club, Pembine , 4 miles away
Green Acres Golf Course, Pembine , 5 miles away
Bombers Golf Course, Niagara , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Menominee River
Mary Lake, Dickinson , 5 miles away
Pine Creek Lake, Dickinson , 8 miles away
Lake Antoine, Dickinson , 17 miles away

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