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Wisconsin whitewater, Pine River

Florence county, Chipmunk Rapids to Goodman Grade section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     9.3 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The scenic beauty of Wisconsin and the water flowing gracefully down Pine River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Iron Mountain, as you can see on the road map further down.
    Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. You might have to settle
for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There's camping available near Pine River. This stretch of Pine River in Florence County is 9.3 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II(III) section by American Whitewater. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
There are pleasant places to discover along the Lauterman Trail; there are plenty of folks from Fence here at Pine River. A journey to Bewabic State Park revives the spirit. For the duration of the warm days of summer highs here at Pine River get into the 70's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 10's with winter lows in the-10's overnight here at Pine River. An average amount of rain falls at Pine River. Most of the rain falls during August; February meanwhile is the driest month.

Pine River, Chipmunk Rapids to Goodman Grade 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 Pine River.
 Whitewater Near Pine River:
Pine River, Florence County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.3 miles long (Chipmunk Rapids to Goodman Grade)
Pine River, Florence County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Goodman Grade to Highway 101)
Popple River, Florence County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
Popple River, Florence County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Twin River Road to Morgan Lake Road)
Brule River, Forest/Florence County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.8 miles long (Highway 189 to FS2150)
Pine River, Florence County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 2.2 miles long (LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road)
Paint River, Iron County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Hemlock River to Bates Amasa Road)
Peshtigo River, Forest County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (FS 2131 to FS 2134)
Peshtigo River, Forest/Marinette County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6.1 miles long (FS2134 to Goodman Park Rd)
Paint River, Iron County, 16 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2.8 miles long (Little Bull Dam to Horserace Rapids)
 Ski Areas Near Pine River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 16 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 80 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 92 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 93 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 98 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Pine River:
AmericInn Iron River, Iron River , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 30 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 30 miles away
Country Hearth Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 31 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pine River:
Perch Lake - Florence Co, Gaastra, 2 miles away
Perch Lake Campground, Florence County, 2 miles away
Lauterman Lake Walk-In Campground, Florence County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Pine River:
Lauterman Trail, Florence , 3 miles away
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pine River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 59 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 10 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pine River:
George Young Golf Course, Iron River , 7 miles away
Iron River Country Club, Iron River , 14 miles away
Crystal View Golf Course, Crystal Falls , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Pine River
Camp Lake, Iron , 14 miles away

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