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Wisconsin whitewater, Thunder River

Marinette county, Veteran's Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     0.5 miles
  The Veteran's Park section of Thunder River in Marinette County is 0.5 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Wisconsin scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Thunder River make the trip here worthwhile. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Since you're on this
    site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. This stretch is very short so better bring some good walking shoes. The put-in location is a short
drive from Marinette, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Veteran's Park section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind  
that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Pound here. The amount of rainfall that falls at Thunder River is close to the national average. Through the month of September you get the most rain around here, and February is the month with the least moisture. Through the summertime months here at Thunder River, high temperatures ordinarily get into the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's. All through the winter the highs are commonly in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Thunder River.

Thunder River, Veteran's Park 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 Thunder River.
 Whitewater Near Thunder River:
Thunder River, Marinette County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Veteran's Park)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.8 miles long (Johnson Falls Road to Schaeffer Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Thornton's Raft, Marinette County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Kosir's Rapid Rafts, Marinette County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildman Whitewater Ranch, Marinette County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5.1 miles long (Otter Creek)
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.9 miles long (FR510)
Peshtigo River, Marinette County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Goodman Park to Otter Creek)
Rat River, Marinette County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.3 miles long (Partridge Lane to Harper Road)
Pike River - South Branch, Marinette County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Mathias Lake Road to Dave's Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Thunder River:
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 58 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Marquette, Michigan , 81 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 87 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Thunder River:
Country Hearth Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 29 miles away
Econo Lodge Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 29 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI, Iron Mountain , 29 miles away
Riverview Inn And Suites, Oconto , 29 miles away
Days Inn Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Thunder River:
Thunder Lake Lodge, Crivitz, 1 miles away
Veteran's Memorial Park, Pound, 2 miles away
Curve Inn Resort, Crivitz, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Thunder River:
Copper Culture State Park, Wisconsin , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Thunder River:
Desmidt's Golf Course & Country Club, Crivitz , 9 miles away
Parkway Golf Course, Pound , 10 miles away
Woodland Ridge Golf Course, Crivitz , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Thunder River
Chute Pond, Oconto , 17 miles away

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