Menominee River Whitewater Rafting
Menominee River Outpost
N22200 Bomber Road
Niagara, WI 54151
The world-class Menominee River provides the whitewater enthusiast with some of the largest volume rapids in the Midwest, with characteristics similar to those found on the Colorado River. Late in the summer, when other rivers are low, the dam released Menominee River will continue to produce large whitewater and incredible rafting experiences all the way from our put-in in Wisconsin to our take-out in Michigan. Due to the class III and IV rapids on the Menominee, we run our 8-10 person rafts with a guide in every boat.
- Standard Rate: $44.95 weekday / $51.95 weekend
- Youth Rate: $38.95 weekday / $45.95 weekend
- Dates: April – October
- Trip Duration: 3-4 hours
- Minimum Age: 5 years old (12 years old to paddle class IV section)
- Trip Times: 9:00 am and 2:00 pm
- Trip Includes: PFD, Helmet, Guide
- Things to Bring:
- Trip: Closed toe water shoes (no flip flops), swimsuit, sunscreen.
- Post trip: towel, change of clothes, plastic bag for wet clothes
The river trip begins along the gorgeous 200-foot cliffs bordering Michigan and Wisconsin. After a scenic flatwater section in which you can play games, swim around, and experience a few smaller rapids, you will pull over above the famous rapids of Piers Gorge. The adrenaline will start pumping as you hear the class IV rapids just downstream. Your group will then embark on your first of two runs through Piers Gorge. After we conquer the rapids for the first time, we’ll take a short hike back to the top of Piers Gorge and run the rapids again. This trip is appropriate for all skill levels, so bring the whole family. Children under 12 must portage the class IV section of the river through Piers Gorge. A parent or guardian must accompany children during the portage. They can enjoy the entertainment as they observe the others in their group running this amazing section of whitewater. Since you go through twice, parents can take turns so that everyone gets a chance to paddle the big water. This is the biggest whitewater in the Midwest. For those looking for an even more extreme trip, you might consider the exclusive Wildman Wild Ride!
We thought you might like a real-world view of what you’ll be encountering on the Menominee River. From this point on the map, you'll get the best view of rafts coming through Piers Gorge.
The guided trips here at Wildman are a great way to be introduced to the many adventure opportunities available here in the Midwest. We are here to help you plan a great trip that will suit your interests and experience level. Let us know how we can help!
Call us at: 715-757-2938