The Pine River

Maintenance Department

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C: 608-604-0398

P: 608-647-8108 ex. 2



The Pine River- Canoe Ports & Trails

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.

ORD 2016-7 CHAP 229 Prohibiting Glass Containers on Navigable Waters









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 Brochure

Kayaks – $30
Tubes – $10

Richland Center/Rockbridge Trips 1 – 8 hours
Group rates apply!

Pine River Paddle & Tube has been continually working to clean up the river and will have it open for use all the way to the Wisconsin River in Gotham.