Information may be out of date due to COVID-19. For the advanced whitewater paddler this section at the right water levels is an excellebnt riun. A 1/4 mile long curving class 2-technical rapids (NT Rapids) terminate under the bridge. County N to Johnson Road Landing 5.9 miles Deep in the heart of Florence County lie two of Wisconsin’s most pristine rivers, the Pine and Popple. A hike into this small falls provides a glimpse of one of the are's little known mini-canyons. 5. FISH: at Big Bull Falls for scenic views, peaceful meditation, oyster mushrooms and trout fishing A state-designated wild river, it courses through some of the most primitive areas in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The landing on the left is private property. It is possible, with considerable effort, to float down and paddle (or pole back upriver to highway 101.). Three tiers of cascading falls with rapids create this spectacular falls just below the Pine River Flowage Dam. Several rapids challenge the canoeist; a few require portages. Safety and Comfort at the falls: Paddle access, fishing, parking are, fire ring- rugged access site HIKE the Ridge and Lauterman Trail in the Nicolet Forest the next day then SWIM in this clear, sandy beach lake. There are some very interesting yellow birch root formations next to the river. Bug spray and water are good items to pack. Access Points #6- #10 offer easy but often shallow paddling trips. Long quiet water sections are between Champeau Rapids and Washburn Falls and between Washburn Falls and Jennings Falls. GC1RD170 Oxbow: 8.32mi As with other Popple River sections this one is not for paddlers with novice or intermediate abilities. We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. These rivers offer a more consistent water level due to several dams. Rainbow Camp at T40N, R16E The intent was to "preserve some rivers in a free flowing condition and to protect them from development" for the purpose to "afford the people of this state an opportunity to enjoy natural streams, to attract out-of-state visitors and assure the well-being of our tourist industry. It empties into the Menominee River a few miles northwest of Kingsford, Michigan. The lower stretch of the Popple River below Access Point #5 on Morgan Lake Rd. Other Sports & Recreation Venues in Florence Keyes Peak Ski Hill 4960 State Highway 101 Florence, 54121 . Stevens Lake Road to Chipmunk Rapids 10 miles Make sure to watch small children and pets near the falls. Waterfall, fishing, parking area - rugged access point This is not recommended for children or people with difficulty walking as climbing up and down rocks gain the best views. Paddle access, fishing, parking are- improved access site The river provides a relaxing "get-away" experience for canoers and kayakers. Goodman Grade (#15) to Hwy 101 (#1) 10.5 miles Stop at These 3 Amazing Cheese Destinations, 4 Instagram-Worthy Boutique Restaurants in Wisconsin, Rise and Shine! There are places to camp, historic sites to see and friendly people to meet. GCVN1K0NE Nicolet - Blue Heaven: 5.74mi Locals will drop their canoes and kayaks off at the southern County N Landing then drive the quarter mile north to the Oxbow Landing and walk back down to their canoes. Brule Dam Rd is north of Florence. Waterfall, fishing, parking area- rugged access site Two miles downriver is a long complicated and fast class 2 rapids (Boren Rapida) that is immediately followed by the deceptively dangerous Camp 1 Rapids. Hwy 55 to Hwy 139 (#11) 16 miles Much of the work done by the CCC is still evident today. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! Once you reach the river, Jennings Falls doesn't look like much, but the farther you go downstream, the better it looks.