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What is Whitewater Rafting?

White water rafting is negotiating river rapids and obstacles in an inflatable rubber boat with a team of up to eight people and a river guide. Rivers are graded from easy to near-impossible according to their size, the intensity of their rapids and the difficulties that may affect rescue attempts.

riverIconMenominee River

The Menominee River is unique in that its rafting season (April-October) is significantly longer than that of most other rivers. It has one of the greatest flows in the Midwest, with rapids and hydraulics similar to those of western rivers. Rapids include class I-IV. The trip begins along the beautiful Upper Pennisula, in the scenic surrounding of Niagara, WI. Careening past 200 foot high cliffs, the intensity increases through Sand Portage Rapids and culminates with a 10 foot waterfall in the legendary Piers Gorge! The Menominee River is suited for all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. The minimum age is 12 years old. Due to the size of the river's rapids, we run only 6-7 people in self bailing rafts with a guide in every boat.

Memominee Mini Expedition

IF you are looking for an adventure,this is the trip for you. Our 2-day mini expedition gives you the opportunity to experience both the exhilaration of rafting and the relaxation of camping. Your guide will ensure that every aspect of your trip is covered, from your arrival through your departure. Don't worry about lifting a finger; however, if you're the eager type, we welcome your involvement in setting up camp and food preparation. it's your trip; make the most of it!
Your package includes:

  • 1 night of camping
  • Transportation from Outpost to launch area
  • Transportation from landing area to camping
  • Rafting (raft, paddles, life vest, helmet and guide)- 2 runs
  • Kayaking(optional)
  • Food and preparation of 3 meals
    • Continental style breakfast
    • 1 sandwich lunch
    • 1 traditional Nepali dinner
      (curry chicken, rice, vegetables, lentil soup)
  • Tents
  • Photo Package
  • 20% off all other activities provided by True North Outpost--Climbing Gym, Equipment Rentals, etc.

Tour is available for parties of 1-12

Peme Bon Won Island Campsite

Nestled on a forested island surrounded by rapids, this island campsite serves as one option for the Mini Expedition Camping location. After rafting Piers Gorge, we would raft a more relaxing section of the river to finish a day of journeying. The run concludes with dramatic conclusion past towering cliffs and through a long class iii rapid. A guide will have already transported camping gear to the island prior to your arrival. Dinner will be prepared on the island as you enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings. If you chose to do a second run of Piers Gorge instead of the Island Trip, we will set up camp at an alterntive location that will have drive in access.

Peshtigo River

Located approximately 80 miles north-west of Green Bay, people of all ages, from countries around the world have discovered the thrill, excitement and natural beauty that the Peshtigo River has to offer. Conditions on the Peshtigo are excellent for both kayaking and rafting. During the summer season when water levels are low, one can spend 'play time' in the rapids upstream, avoiding the rocky, low water, sections downstream. The Peshtigo is noted not only for its scenic beauty, but also for its very challenging Whitewater. The trip starts amidst the surrounding beauty of northeastern Wisconsin and is recognized by river enthusiasts as the longest continuous Whitewater journey in the entire Midwest.


Experience the isolation and beauty of the wilderness in your own backyard! Join Tarka's Whitewater Journey as we float through Estabrook, Hubbard and River Park. The undeveloped, heavily wooded shoreline obscures the sights of the city leaving the feeling of being far away in the Northwoods. Our self bailing rafts hold 6-8 people. Tarka's Whitewater will provide life jackets, helmets and paddles. This trip along the Milwaukee River on calm water (level 1 or 2) is suitable for people with no experience as well as more advanced rafters. The minimum age is 6 years.

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