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Wisconsin whitewater, Pine River

Florence county, Goodman Grade to Highway 101 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     9.2 miles
  This stretch of Pine River is 9.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Iron Mountain, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one,
    but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this
area has a large number of paddling places. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Wisconsin are easier than the national norm, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The nature scenery of Wisconsin and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly about the
general area:
Don't leave Pine River without first going for a hike along the Lauterman Trail; during your tour here you'll meet some people from Fence for sure. Bewabic State Park is a great spot to go if you're at Pine River. High temperatures at Pine River throughout the summertime are in the 70's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 50's. During the wintertime highs are commonly in the 10's with temperatures at Pine River dipping down into the-10's through winter nights. The amount of precipitation that falls at Pine River is close to the national average. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain, and the driest of the months is February.

Pine River, Goodman Grade to Highway 101 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, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Goodman Grade to Highway 101)
Pine River, Florence County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 2.2 miles long (LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road)
Popple River, Florence County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
Paint River, Iron County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2.8 miles long (Little Bull Dam to Horserace Rapids)
Pine River, Florence County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.3 miles long (Chipmunk Rapids to Goodman Grade)
Brule River, Florence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (Brule River Dam to Ryneers Road)
Popple River, Florence County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Twin River Road to Morgan Lake Road)
Paint River, Iron County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Hemlock River to Bates Amasa Road)
Peshtigo River, Forest/Marinette County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6.1 miles long (FS2134 to Goodman Park Rd)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park)
 Ski Areas Near Pine River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 23 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 73 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 94 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 98 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Pine River:
AmericInn Iron River, Iron River , 20 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 23 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 23 miles away
Country Hearth Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 23 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pine River:
West Bass Lake, Goodman, 6 miles away
Scout Lake, Goodman, 7 miles away
Keyes Lake Campground, Florence, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Pine River:
Lauterman Trail, Florence , 10 miles away
Dendro Eco Trail, Forest , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pine River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 61 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 11 miles away
Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin , 31 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pine River:
Spread Eagle Golf Course, Florence , 9 miles away
Crystal View Golf Course, Crystal Falls , 12 miles away
George Young Golf Course, Iron River , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Pine River
Camp Lake, Iron , 14 miles away
Montgomery Lake, Florence , 15 miles away
Jule Lake, Iron , 17 miles away

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