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Wisconsin whitewater, Pine River

Florence county, LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV(V)     2.2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Wisconsin is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road section of Pine River in Wisconsin is 2.2 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV(V) section by American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you
    came. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.
If you're coming from Iron Mountain it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road stretch is just one of them. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better  
reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The wonderful Florence County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
Pine Rapids is an inspiring spot to go to during your stay; you'll meet a lot of folks from Florence here. From a rain point of view Pine River is a pretty normal place. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain while February is usually the driest month. For the period of the summer months, highs generally are in the 70's at Pine River. During the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 50's.

Pine River, LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road 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, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 2.2 miles long (LaSalle Falls to Power Dam Road)
Brule River, Florence County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (Brule River Dam to Ryneers Road)
Paint River, Iron County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2.8 miles long (Little Bull Dam to Horserace Rapids)
Pine River, Florence County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Goodman Grade to Highway 101)
Popple River, Florence County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.2 miles long (Morgan Lake Road to Pine River)
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.9 miles long (FR510)
Pike River - North Branch, Marinette County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.2 miles long (Twin Lake Road to Eight Foot Falls)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Goodman Park to Otter Creek)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Benson Lake Road to Goodman Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosir's Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Pine River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 28 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 31 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 67 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 86 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
 Hotels Near Pine River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IRON MOUNTAIN, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Country Hearth Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 15 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pine River:
Keyes Lake Campground, Florence, 2 miles away
Sand Lake, Florence, 4 miles away
Scout Lake, Goodman, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Pine River:
Lauterman Trail, Florence , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pine River:
Isle Royale National Park, Houghton - MI , 65 miles away
Bewabic State Park, Michigan , 17 miles away
Craig Lake State Park, Michigan , 37 miles away
Van Riper State Park, Michigan , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pine River:
Spread Eagle Golf Course, Florence , 5 miles away
Eagle Mountain Golf Course, Iron Mountain , 12 miles away
Pine Grove Country Club, Iron Mountain , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Pine River
Montgomery Lake, Florence , 8 miles away
Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes, Florence , 9 miles away
Jule Lake, Iron , 10 miles away

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