Kosir’s Rapid Rafts

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Whitewater Rafting Adventures!


Peshtigo River run in early early spring, we had to hike some ice but we found water before to lo...

Whitewater Rafting Wisconsin

Kosir’s Rapid Rafts was Wisconsin’s first professional whitewater rafting outfitter with operations on both the “Roaring Rapids” section of the Peshtigo River and the mighty “Piers Gorge” section of the Menominee River. These are the most exciting and challenging whitewater rafting trips in Northern Wisconsin. We are the only Midwest Peshtigo River outfitter based on the river’s edge at the end of the famous “Roaring Rapids” section of the Peshtigo River. Our convenient and private landing is located at our company headquarters and campground We have a prime location on the shore of the Peshtigo River at the end of the “Roaring Rapids” section of the Peshtigo River. This section is one of the longest stretches of continuous whitewater in the Midwest.

Peshtigo River Level

Peshtigo River Wabeno, WI

  • Water Temp: 52.7 ° F
  • Water Level: 5.36 ft

Menominee River Level

Menominee River Niagara, WI

  • Flow: 2490 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 6.89 ft


Camping Peshtigo River

Our campground offers a range of campsites including sites with water and electric hook-up for RVs and trails and large sites for groups such as scouts or family reunions. All sites are wooded, roomy, and include a picnic table and fire pit. Our clean, modern shower house offers hot showers and flush toilets. In addition, running water and pit toilets are conveniently located throughout the campground. Located only steps away from our Peshtigo River take-out and less than an hour from the Michigan border (which is the Menominee River) we have a large, wooded campground, complete with a clean, modern shower house. These campsites are roomy and come with picnic tables and fire pits. We have Larger Group Sites available as well as sites with water and electric hook-ups for RV’s and trailers.

Book your bus seat to Kosir’s Rapid Rafts in Northern Wisconsin without the hassles of driving, parking or navigating traffic. Travel is better together with Rally! Rally Bus is now offering Travel Packages to Kosir’s Rapid Rafts in Marinette County, WI. Kosir’s Rapid Rafts is the oldest Whitewater Rafting Outfitter in the area and offers whitewater adventure on both the Peshtigo River (Silver Cliff, WI) and Menominee River (Niagara, WI). Rally will take you from your starting point and deliver you to the river of your choice. Starting points include Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay.

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Fun and Friendly Staff

Here at Kosir’s Rapid Rafts we have a fun and friendly staff to make your rafting experience one of a kind. Our staff is knowledgeable about rafting, safety, kayaking, tubing, and also about the surrounding areas and rivers.


Tubing Peshtigo River

For those warm weather, low water Peshtigo days, Kosir’s Rapid Rafts offers tubing on the Peshtigo River below the whitewater stretch. The trip starts at our normal takeout at the Bridge and goes for about 45 minutes down the river to the first boat landing.


Kayaking Peshtigo River

Kosir’s Rapid Rafts now have sit-on-top, flat water kayaks available for rent. We start at boat landing where the tubing trips take out and paddle two miles down the Peshtigo River and onto Caldron Falls Flowage to the next boat landing and back.

Beautiful, Relaxing Environment

These areas of Northeast Wisconsin are a must see! The beautiful scenery, woods and waters will give you a feel of freedom and serenity. Use Kosir’s Rapid Rafts as a starting point for outdoor adventure. We are close to the Nicolet National Forest, the Peshtigo River State Forest and the Caldron Falls and High Falls Flowages.  Many recreational opportunities are available in the surrounding area.

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Get ready for pesh fest 2018!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Awesome river running during the second annual Pesh Fest hosted by Kosir's Rapid Rafts on the Peshtigo River yesterday. Somehow we all managed to stay in the raft. But just barely. Camera by Shannon Jensen and Ken Braband. #travelwisconsin #whitewaterrafting #discoverwisconsin #paddlemehard #kayaking #whitewater #gopro

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HAPPY NEW YEAR & CONGRATS to DBP Admin Sam Schank and his beautiful bride Chelsea, who took their vows last night. Ringing in the New Year with love and promise!! ❤️ #oneloveoneriver #bestofluck #DBFamily

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On New Year's Eve, Dirt Bag Paddlers will announce "The Frank" aka the #DBoftheYear, which we have named the Frank Sade Award after founding DBP member and friend Frank Sade of Kosir's Rapid Rafts. We lost him way to soon back in 2013, the year we started DBP and an epic season for this legendary adventurer. That year 2013 stands as a testament to pushing forward your dreams and committing fully to the boating lifestyle, fearlessly Wallacing, the #oneloveoneriver philosophy that would include sleeping on The Island to get extra laps, borrowing rafts for poach laps across state lines, and hitchhiking from Milwaukee to the Gauley to commit to guiding the last weeks of the season, and having random rides provide the money that would see that dream become a reality... Living like Frank means living 110%. As in 2015 & 16, unlike the #ALLWALLACE Team, which is a group elected award based partly on popularity, the DBoftheYear is an acknowledgment that the individual has chased down the Dream for a year. For the last two years that individual has been Aaron Erdrich, without a doubt the hardest charging DB on rubber in the world. In fact, AE like LeBron could basically be The Frank every year. These two guys would've gotten along famously. But this year we are naming a new Legend. Who will it be? STAY TUNED TILL NEW YEARS EVE.......

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UPDATE: 2017 #ALLWALLACE Team On SUNDAY NIGHT we will unveil the Lucky 7 Teammates to the World! Each of these amazing Paddlers will receive a prize package from our sponsors Kosir's Rapid Rafts, BDR, Madcap Helmets, artwork by Muhammad Riza Fadillah, and of course our pals at Cascade River Gear!! More on that later... KEEP POSTING PICS AND VIDEOS!!! Of your Favorite DBs. And get ready, once we name the Lucky 7, we will explain how the selection of Team Captain will take place, with YOUR votes. (Hint*** find or make video... will be highly scored!... 😘)

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So What's It all About?

For over 40 years, Kosir’s Rapid Rafts has been introducing people in the Midwest to whitewater rafting. Once here, most visitors find that our service and locations make it worth coming back again, year after year. We have been providing the latest, state of the art equipment, along with a friendly professional staff since 1975 with two convenient locations to make your trips to the northwoods that much more enjoyable.

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Book your Wisconsin whitewater rafting trip on the Peshtigo River or the Menominee River with Kosir’s Rapid Rafts today!