Project Description

Peshtigo River Whitewater Rafting


About this Trip

The Peshtigo River winds across northeastern Wisconsin and is the perfect venue for a day of whitewater rafting! The Peshtigo River Rafting trip is guided professionally by Kosir’s Rapid Rafts of Silver Cliff, Wisconsin who provides all necessary instruction and gear including paddles, helmets, lifejackets, and rafts appropriate to current river levels. During times of high water, participants paddle in large rafts with a guide in each boat, over roaring rapids, and through natural drops of up to 5 feet! During seasons with lower water, participants paddle 2 person rafts, or solo a “funyak” through the same thrilling features along the river! There is nothing better than a memorable day of rafting with your best friends on this trip, a Camp Nicolet tradition dating back to the 1960s, typically part of Nicolet’s Advanced Camper program. The adventure includes a picnic lunch and lots of fun in the sun!


The Peshtigo River Rafting trip is a day trip, and is designed to enrich the Advanced Camper program experience at Camp Nicolet. It challenges participants outside of their comfort zones, and teaches the importance of good personal conduct in public places, and the importance of listening to instructions provided by professional guides. Guided and outfitted by Kosir’s Rapid Rafts and led by experienced Northpoint Adventures trip leaders certified in 1st Aid/CPR and Lifeguarding.

  • June 28th, 2024 – Day Trip

  • Offered during Session I

  • Recommended for Participants ages 14+

  • Introductory Level Whitewater Rafting Experience



Trip Length

1 Day

Who’s Coming?

Participating in this season’s trip:


  • All Camp Nicolet “Advanced Campers”

  • Optional Trip for Ages 14+

  • Space is Available – Register Today!

Trip Leaders:

  • Valentina Illera Mejia

  • NPA Leader – To Be Announced

  • Kosir’s Rafts – Guide

  • Kosir’s Rafts – Guide

Packing List

The following items are necessary for a safe and comfortable whitewater rafting experience:

  • Clothing to wear in the car / van

  • Dry towel

  • Shoes that tie or strap to your feet (for rafting, will get wet – required)

  • Swimsuit

  • Shorts

  • Long-sleeve polypropylene t-shirt (colder days)

  • Short-sleeve polypropylene t-shirt (warmer days)

  • Polypropylene fleece or microfleece (colder days)

  • Nylon windbreaker or rain jacket

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses AND strap (sunglasses will fall off and get lost without a strap)

  • Bug spray

  • Wet Ones (hand wipes)

  • Any clothing you might need to warm up on the ride home

  • Dry shoes or sandals

  • GoPro – optional and at your own risk

Kosir’s provides:

  • Whitewater Life Jackets

  • Helmets

  • Paddles & Rafts


This mini-gallery is from past trips!  Additional photos are found on our Facebook Page.

Trip Map

The Peshtigo River runs through northeastern Wisconsin. Kosir’s Rapid Rafts is located about two hours from camp, in Silver Cliff, Wisconsin.  Check out the route!

Peshtigo Rafting Trip Map