Peshtigo River Whitewater Rafting (Summer)
$27 weekday / $32 weekend
$24 weekday / $29 weekend
Dates: June 1st – November 15th
Trip Duration:2-3 hours
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Trip Times: 8:30 am & 2:30 pm
Trip Includes: PFD, helmet
Things to Bring: Trip: Closed toe water shoes (no flip flops), swimsuit, sunscreen. Post trip: towel, change of clothes, plastic bag for wet clothes.
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Peshtigo River Outpost
N12080 Allison Lane
Athelstane, WI 54104
The Peshtigo River is a Class II-IV river that is known as one of the longest continuous stretches of whitewater in the Midwest. Our shuttle bus will take you upstream to the put-in, where you will experience all of the whitewater action of the famous “Roaring Rapids” of the Peshtigo River. Granite rock formations and spectacular scenery are encountered along the tree-lined shores of the river. Wildman Adventure Resort has private access to the river along the rapids, which means that you can hike and scout the rapids before you go rafting. Our private landing by the rapids allows you to rerun the most exciting rapids without trespassing! Changing water levels provides guests with various types of trips which can be broken down into two different categories.
High summer levels (June): Typically the month of June will bring fluctuating water levels. Generally water levels in June are lower than those in April and May but are still great for rafting. Boat sizes can range from a 4 person raft down to individual rafts. Since water levels can change drastically from day to day you'll need to be prepared for anything. June rafting on the Peshtigo is exciting and you'll experience warmer weather and have a good chance of great water levels.
Low summer levels (July - October): During summer periods of low water you'll have the opportunity to spend more “playtime” in the rapids and take out at the Peshtigo River Outpost, avoiding the rocky section downstream. Everyone will be in individual rafts that will allow you to maneuver through the rocks. Your guides can show you how to surf the small waves, swim rapids, and play in the waterfalls. An individuals weight will definitely factor into their level of enjoyment. The heavier you are the lower you will ride in the water and therefore the more rocks you will encounter. The first part of the trip will take you through the "boulder gardens". You'll learn to read the water and find the easier channels through the river. This portion of the river will require a significant amount of effort but once you make it through you will be rewarded with an opportunity to explore the river in ways not possible at high water. Many guests have enjoyed exploring the Peshtigo with our guides during these lower summer levels.
Trip Duration: 1-2 hours
Trip Includes: Approved life jacket, helmet, paddle, transportation, safety orientation and guide services
Things to bring: On warm days wear swimwear and water shoes. No flip flops or bare feet! On cooler days you’ll need a windbreaker, or synthetic pullover(avoid cotton).