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Pike River
Marinette County.
Pine-Popple River
Florence and Forest Counties.
Totagatic River
Bayfield, Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn Counties.
Public lands
parks, forests, wildlife, fisheries, natural areas, trails, wild rivers and flowages.
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Contact information
For information on the Pine and Popple Wild Rivers, contact:
Jeff Pennucci
Department of Natural Resources
The Florence Natural Resource and Wild Rivers Interpretive Center [exit DNR]
1-888-889-0049 (toll free)
For emergencies, call 911 or:
Forest County Sheriff
Florence County Sheriff

The Pine and Popple Wild RiversCamping

Canoe Camping

Rules governing camping differ depending on land ownership. A limited number of primitive canoe campsites are provided along the river on state-owned lands. Camping is not restricted on Florence County and Nicolet National Forest land, the user may set up on any suitable site along the river. Camping may or may not be permitted by the landowner on private industrial forest land and local inquiries should be made as to the permissibility of camping on these lands.

Appie Pine campsite
Apple Pine Campsite
DNR Photo

Lower Oxbow campsite
Lower Oxbow Campsite
DNR Photo

Nine Day campsite
Nine Day Campsite
DNR Photo


A number of small campgrounds are located in the river area. All campgrounds have toilets and drinking water, except for We Energies site number 24 on the south side of the Pine Flowage where water isn't available.

Upper river- U.S. Forest Service campgrounds
Chipmunk Rapids — 6 sites on the Pine River
Lost Lake — 27 sites
Lauterman Lake — 5 sites
Perch Lake — 5 sites
Morgan Lake — 18 sites
Mid-river - We Energies
Pine Flowage — site 34, north - 3 sites
Pine Flowage — site 24, south - 3 sites
Mid-river - Florence County
Emily Lake — 18 sites
West Bass Lake — 18 sites

Fires and Firewood

Firewood can harbor pests such as gypsy moths, emerald ash borer, and oak wilt that threaten the local forest. New regulations regarding the transport of firewood are aimed at stopping the threat. It is now illegal to bring firewood to this or any other state property from more than 10 miles away. It is also illegal to bring firewood from out of state. The following map link shows the range from which firewood may be transported to the Pine and Popple Wild Rivers.

Range of Allowable Firewood [PDF]

Last revised: Friday September 19 2014