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Take Your Pick: the Popple, the Pine, or the Pine and the Popple


Paddle the Popple and/or the Pine with the River Alliance of Wisconsin! This excursion is designed so you can paddle either one or two days on two of Wisconsin's original State Wild Rivers. Bring your own boat, paddle, PFD, drinking water and camping equipment (if desired). Lunch will be provided both days. Each day is $25. Day One, Saturday - We'll travel six river miles from Wisconsin Hwy. 101 to the Popple's confluence with its "sister" state Wild River, the Pine. While most of the trip is on flat water and not technically difficult to paddle, you can expect some Class 2 rapids, a 150-yard portage around Washburn Falls, and a short but thrilling drop at Jennings Falls, which can be portaged or run depending on water and skill levels. Day Two, Sunday - We'll travel five and a half miles on the Pine River from below Pine Falls to County N, then continue around the Oxbow. We'll start with a hike along Pine Falls, where the river is bypassed around a hydroelectric dam. Below the dam, this section of the Pine features moving flat water, high banks, natural springs, and continuous northwoods beauty. Joining us will be four true river rats who know these rivers intimately. Not only do John Roberts, Larry Zibell, Bill Beverly and Bill Schultheis have thousands of paddling miles among them on these rivers, they have advocated for the protection of these rivers for decades. If you are joining us for both days, there are some wonderful camping options nearby, and possibly even at the take out on Day One. You should arrange your own accommodations, but feel free to contact the River Alliance of Wisconsin for some ideas.


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Canoeing, Kayaking and SUP Services Available

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