Attractions Northern Wisconsin

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Marinette County, Northern Wisconsin

There are unlimited recreational opportunities in this area. Kosir’s Rapid Rafts is located in Marinette County, Wisconsin with over 200 lakes and 2,000 miles of streams, 19 County Parks, 231,000 acres of County Forest Land, the new Governor Thompson State Park and the Peshtigo River State Forest surrounding High Falls & Caldron Falls Flowages. Neighboring Oconto County offers access to 180,000 acres of public lands, 100 miles of ATV trails, 341 miles of trout streams, 58 lakes with public access and 98 miles of hiking and biking trails. Other popular area activities are listed below.

ATV Trails

Marinette County offers approximately 130 miles of ATV trails. Silver Cliff Camp has direct access to the trails by way of Boat Landing #11 Road.

Bicycling

“Marinette County Scenic Bicycle Routes” is available by calling 1-800-236-6681.

Boating

Area waterways offer a variety of boating options with abundant public boat launches on nearby lakes and flowages. Rental of pantoon boats, canoes and fishing boats and motors are available in the immediate area.

Camp 5 Steam Train

Take a ride through the forest on a historic Camp 5 Steam Train. Fall Color rides are especially nice. Located about 45 minutes NW, just west of Laona on Hwy 8.

County Parks

Marinette County maintains 19 county parks, most offering picnic tables, playgrounds, swimming, fishing and hiking.

Fall Colorama

From mid-September to mid-October, come see the north woods aflame with color. Visit the Mountain Fire Tower for a spectacular view from above.

Fishing

With an abundance of trout streams, rivers, small lakes and the nearby flowages, there are many fishing opportunities in this area, from pan fish and trout to trophy muskies. Bait shops, boat rentals, marine dealers and guide service are available locally.

Fish Hatchery

Trout rearing station at Thunder Mountain and in Lakewood.

Golf Courses

Area golf courses (Crivitz, Lakewood) offer a variety of course layouts with a wide range of difficulty levels.

Hunting

Our area offers both gun and bow season. Species include white tail deer, bear, wild turkey, grouse, woodcock and small game.

Museums

Located nearby are the Crivitz Area Museum, the Peshtigo Fire Museum and Logging Museums in Marinette and Wabeno.

Nation Forest

The Nicolet National Forest borders the western edge of Marinette County, offering unique recreational opportunities to the outdoor enthusiast.

Rustic Road Tour

Just minutes away, Wisconsin Rustic Road #32 (Parkway Road) is an ideal scenic tour by car or bicycle.

State Park & Forest

The Governor Thompson State Park encompasses the southern shore of Caldron Falls Flowage, and the Peshtigo River State Forest covers about 9,000 acres around Caldron and High Falls Flowage.

Swimming

There are a variety of public parks and beaches in the surrounding area.

Walking & Hiking Trails

There are a multitide of established trails in the area both in the National Forest and on Marinette County Parks & Forest lands.

Water Ski Shows

Area ski teams perform on Lake Noquebay & High Falls Flowage

Waterfall Tour

Marinette County is the Waterfall Capitol of Wisconsin. Many of them are easily accessible via county parks or forest lands that are yours to explore. – Map available.

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