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Phone: 906-239-4971 or Mail: truenorthoutpost@gmail.com
Website: truenorthoutpost.com Northwoods Adventures by True North Outpost offers thrilling Whitewater Rafting trips in the south central Upper Peninsula. The Menominee River is one of the wildest and most scenic rivers in the Upper Midwest, and whitewater rafting in Piers Gorge with our friends at Northwoods Adventures is consistently referred to as a world-class whitewater experience.

The volume of the Menominee River rapids boasts characteristics similar to those found on the Colorado River. Late in the summer, when other rivers are low and some may be even un-runable, the dam-released Menominee River will continue to produce a high volume of whitewater and outstanding rafting experiences all the way from our put-in in Wisconsin to our take-out in Michigan. There is no better time than now to enjoy the excitement of whitewater rafting with True North Outpost trips through Piers Gorge on the Menominee River. As Michigan's white water hospitality experts, we will do our very best to provide you with an action packed adventure on the water.

Due to the class III and IV rapids on the Menominee, we run our 8-10 person rafts with a guide in every boat. WALK INS ARE WELCOME! But we do recommend booking in advance at our website at or by phone at 906-239-4971.

May through September: Rafting trips daily
October: Weekend rafting trips. Enjoy the beautiful fall color.

Our journey begins in Niagara, WI, where the river flows next to granite bluff walls of 100 or more feet. On the trip, we'll guide you past these rugged rock bluffs and through breath-taking scenery, where it is not uncommon to see native wildlife such as deer, fish and native birds like the Bald Eagle, as we are floating right thorough their nesting habitat, where we have spotted these majestic birds on many trips. After this beautiful flat-water section, the river quickly descends into the roaring waters of Piers Gorge.

Piers Gorge is the deepest whitewater gorge in the Midwest and has large flowing western style rapids, most notably the thrilling 10+ foot drop on Mischicot Falls to start off the ride



Adult Rate Youth Rate

Weekday: $42.00 Weekend $36.00

Weekend: $49.00 Weekday $42.00

Trip Duration
  • 3 Hours on Class III & IV Rapids
Minimum Age
  • 4 years old or 50 lbs (for flat water)
  • 12 years old & 100 lbs (to paddle class IV section)
Trip Times
  • Mon-Fri 10:00am & 2:30pm (CST)
  • Sat-Sun 10:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm (CST)
Trip Includes
  • PFD, Helmet, Paddle & Guide

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We also offer rental gear such as wetsuits, splash jackets, and river booties if you would like additional equipment.

Don't forget your river shoes, drinking water, sunscreen, and a towel & a change of clothes for after your trip. Please check our website for appropriate more info on recommended clothing for your trip. Be sure to notice that there are several items of clothing that we do not recommend for safety reasons. Things such as flip flops, crocks & denim.

Please arrive 30 minutes before any rafting trip for picking up your gear and instructional information.

True North Outpost also offers an indoor rock climbing gym with hourly rates or annual memberships. NEW TO 2021 — Try one of our new Outdoor Rock Climbing Trips. You can also visit our shop for one-of-a kind art and decor from local artists.

For additional information and reservations pleasse call us at 906-563-5450 or send us an E-mail at truenorthoutpost@gmail.com.

Please visit our main website for detailed information on each of our rafting trips,
suggested clothing, and answers to many questions.
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