Menominee River Rafting
Menominee River Rafting trips begin in Niagara, Wisconsin. The downriver trip offers a scenic view of 200-foot high cliffs lining the river as it heads toward the legendary Piers Gorge with its 10-foot waterfall. There is a trail system in the park that parallels the river. While kayaking or canoing is an option given careful portaging, this is not recommended unless you are very skilled. The rapids get to be class IV to V, suitable for highly experienced boaters only. A more preferred solution is to take a guided raft through a local outfitter.
Guided Whitewater Rafting Trips on the Menominee River are available next door at Kosir’s Rapid Rafts. Menominee River Rafting is a unique experience for the more adventurous whitewater rafters who want more! The mighty Menominee River is a large volume river which has one of the greatest flows in the Midwest. The Menominee River features rapids and hydraulics similar to those of great western rivers.
The Menominee River is located in the upper midwest and forms much of the border between the state of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Menominee River State Recreation Area straddles the banks of the scenic Menominee River for several miles. This Recreation Area is a collaborative effort between Wisconsin and Michigan. This collaboration had its beginnings in 1997 with lands donated to the Wisconsin DNR and Michigan DNR. Other lands have been added to the project over the years. The Wisconsin and Michigan parks are managed by their respective state Departments of Natural Resources.