To sum it up; the Peshtigo River is a rain fed river, so raft types are all determined on how much rain we get before you plan on coming. Rafts range from single person funyaks (inflatable kayak type rafts) during low water all the way up to 8-10 person rafts during high water. You never know what you're going to get and its always a different trip! We can predict raft types about a week in advance.
The Menominee River is dam controlled so the water there is always high. You're always in a 8–12-person raft with a guide in the back of the raft on this river.
On the Menominee you will have a guide right in the raft with you. On the Peshtigo they are usually just stationed throughout the river unless the water is extremely high then they will be in the raft with you.
On the Peshtigo you start at our main location where we bus you up stream, then you end right back where you started! There's no second bus ride here!
On the Menominee we bus you to the river from our Niagara location and then back to out Niagara location when the trip is over.
We generally like children to be around 85lbs and 10 years old to raft. We do make some exceptions (give us a call to discuss),
Campsite numbers will be given when you check in.
Yes! We allow dogs in the campgrounds as long as they are not bothering anyone, are leashed, and you clean up after them.
It is about a 45-minute drive between our two locations.
Our main location and campgrounds is located at our Peshtigo River location. Our Menominee location does NOT have a campground, but there are plenty of hotels in the area we'd be happy to recommend!
No, both rivers we run are suitable for beginners,
In colder months we recommend wearing wool or neoprene type material. Staying away from cotton is recommended because it absorbs water and keeps you colder. You can also wear a rain jacket to help keep the water off. We also rent wetsuits, booties, and splash jackets. In warmer months you can wear whatever you're comfortable getting wet in!
Always make sure you have some kind of footwear that stays on your foot. Old tennis shoes or water shoes work best (no flip flops or barefeet).