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Wisconsin whitewater, Menominee River

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


CLASS IV     0.2 miles
  If you're coming from Marinette it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The beautiful scenery of Marinette / Menominee County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. 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. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Wisconsin is often easier than elsewhere,
so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. 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 this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This is a very short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Pemene  
Falls section is one of them. This stretch of Menominee River is 0.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section.

Briefly about the general area:
It's always wonderful to stop at Pemene Falls, and Menominee River is a spot with many visitors from Marinette. Put some time aside to spend at Pemene Falls while you're here at Menominee River. Norway Mountain is a great local ski area. During the summertime, highs ordinarily are in the 80's at Menominee River, and the overnight is quite colder of course, commonly in the 50's. Highs through the winter are usually in the 20's, and after the sun is down throughout the wintertime temperatures at Menominee River sink into the 0's.

Menominee River, Pemene 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 County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.3 miles long (Quiver Falls)
Sturgeon River, Dickinson County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.7 miles long (Sturgeon Dam)
Pike River, Marinette County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (to Barker Road)
Pemebonwon - North Branch, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.4 miles long (Smalley Falls to Long Slide Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Argosy Adventures Rafting, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosirs Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pemebonwon - South Branch, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2.6 miles long (Pembine to Kremlin Road)
Pike River, Marinette County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Highway 141)
Menominee River, Marinette County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.9 miles long (Niagara to Highway 8)
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Menominee River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 11 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 51 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 54 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 64 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 67 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Menominee River:
Days Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 20 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 21 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 22 miles away
Country Hearth Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 22 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Menominee River:
Sturgeon Bend Town Park, Loretto, 1 miles away
Chalk Hills Flowage, Amberg, 3 miles away
Morgan Park, Pembine, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Menominee River:
J. W. Wells State Park, Michigan , 30 miles away
Copper Culture State Park, Wisconsin , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Menominee River:
Four Seasons Club, Pembine , 4 miles away
Indian Hills Golf Course, Stephenson , 6 miles away
Green Acres Golf Course, Pembine , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Menominee River
Mary Lake, Dickinson , 8 miles away
Pine Creek Lake, Dickinson , 12 miles away
Lake Noquebay, Marinette , 19 miles away

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