Recreation in Crivitz, WI
"The Gateway to Wisconsin's Wilderness"
The Crivitz area has over 250 square miles of great outdoors, just 50 miles north of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Here is the true north - dense forests, deep lakes, cold streams, roaring waterfalls and abundant wildlife.
Here is the friendly north where old fashioned hospitality still prevails, where everyone seems to know each other and people are smiling. Come to the magnificent north for fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, biking, hiking and exploring. Enjoy the clean air and blue skies. The Crivitz, WI area offers everything to make your vacation enjoyable.
Great Fishing! All popular game fish are abundant in area waters. Marinette County has 1/3 of all the miles of trout streams in the state of Wisconsin.
The beautiful lakes, flowages and many streams include High Falls, Caldron Falls, Johnson and Sandstone Flowages, Thunder, Woods, Sand and numerous lakes to the west and north-west of Crivitz, and Lake Noquebay, a large body of water to the east. There are over 6,000 acres of clean water.
These waters offer some of the best fishing in Wisconsin or elsewhere. Record catches of Walleyes, Northern Pike, Large and Small Mouth Bass, Crappies, Sunfish, Bluegills, Perch, Sturgeon, and Bullheads have been taken from these waters. During the past few years, Muskies of state record sizes have been caught at High Falls and Caldron Falls.
There are over 100 miles of canoe routes in our area.
Thousands of acres of land are open to hikers. The Crivitz area is just to the east of the Nicolet National Forest. Marinette County Parks, like Goodman and McClintock, offer you some of the best recreational and camping opportunities in the state of Wisconsin.
There are public boat launches on High Falls, Caldron Falls, Lake Noquebay and the Peshtigo River. Boat and canoe rentals are available.
Good roads and real scenic beauty offer much to the cyclist. Maps are available at most businesses.
Campgrounds, both public and private, give you the opportunity to walk through our dense forests, stop at a cold stream for a drink or to fish, and then curl up in your sleeping bag beside a glowing fire.
Our golf courses offer unique challenges to all visitors.
Two Paintball Courses at Thornton's Resort,
The upper part of the Peshtigo River known as Roaring Rapids and Piers Gorge on the Menominee River are famous for white water rafting and kayaking at Kosirs, Thornton's, or Wildman's Whitewater Ranch. The famous Roaring Rapids White Water section on the Peshtigo offers the longest continuous stretch of challenging white water in the midwest.
Deer, bear, and small game abound with thousands of acres of public hunting grounds.
ATV & Snowmobile Trail Tours at Wildman's Whitewater Ranch
Marinette County is the Waterfall capital of Wisconsin. Many waterfalls are within a short drive from Crivitz.
Visit the Crivitz Area Museum Complex, Located at the corner of South and Oak Streets, 1 block west of Highway US-41. Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, Wednesday through Saturday: 12 noon to 4 pm. Travel through eras gone by or browse old manuscripts and photographs. Admission is free, but donations appreciated.
The winters are enjoyed by thousands for the great adventures in snowmobiling, cross country skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and the fisheramas.
Hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails await you and there are over 30km of cross-country ski trails off County Road W west of Crivitz. Parking lots adjacent to the trails.
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