The Pine River
1100 N. Jefferson Street
P: 608-647-8108 ex. 2
The Pine River originates from springs in southern Vernon County. It is currently classified as a Class II trout stream for seventeen miles. The remaining portion of the river is considered a warm water sport fishery. The Pine River has been hydrologically modified as a part of a flood control project.
Canoeing, kayaking and fishing are great fun on the Pine River as it winds through valleys, under a natural bridge and boasts scenic views of bluffs and lowlands.
Nestled through the county, the scenic views and breathtaking out-croppings give a quiet family-oriented trip of just a couple hours or a complete day of fun as you journey through nature and the breathtaking beauty that Rural Richland County provides.
The river is maintained jointly by the Parks, Recreation & Grounds staff and the Friends of the Pine. The Friends came together out of an interest and love for one of the gems of Richland County, the Pine River. Ordinary people with a passion for an extraordinary, natural, stunning waterway and it’s surroundings.
A walking trail was developed along the edges of the Pine River beginning at Bowen’s Cemetery and ending at Industrial Road & from Krouskop Park to Wedgewood N. Park. The trail features spectacular views of the Pine River, 5 canoe ports and fishing piers. The trails & canoe ports were completed by a joint effort of the Parks & Grounds Department and the Eagle Scouts. For more information, Call 647-8108 Ex 2.
Canoe, Kayak & Tube Rentals
If you are looking for a place to rent canoes, kayaks or tubes…look to the
Pine River Paddle & Tube LLC (608)475-2199
Pine River Paddle & Tube has been helping clean up the river and has it open for use all the way to the Wisconsin River in Gotham.
Pricing: Canoes- $30 & up, Kayaks- $25 & up, Tubes- $8 & up.
Group rates apply.
Pi-Tri Readiness Group
The Richland Medical Center will be running a Pi-Tri Readiness group starting in April & ending the week of the Pi- Tri. This is geared towards beginners who want to compete in their first ever triathlon or people who are looking to gain additional training for the Pi-Tri. All are invited! We will meet in the Richland Center Community Center parking lot.
This group will meet twice a week.
Monday 5:30-6:30 -Bike ride— We will be riding along the bike trail, and some smaller hills around town and along backroads.
Wednesday 5:30-6:15ish -Couch to 5K—We will be following the C25K plan and will be running on both pavement and some uneven flat surfaces.
Sunday 2pm- Once a month- Canoe/Kayak down the Pine
If you are interested in participating in this group please call Mallory Bender at 608-647-6161 ext. 4311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. This is a FREE group and it is alright to miss a week just be sure to notify Mallory.