Popple River (JM-32809)
The Popple River was full and flowing fast as it roared through the rapids near Big Bull Falls on this beautiful fall afternoon. The 62-mile length of the Popple River, a tributary of the Pine, was designated as a Wisconsin Wild River in 1965. The river, born in the forests and swamps of the Nicolet National Forest, flows through a rugged and undeveloped area with limited and often difficult access. With shorelines heavily wooded with sugar maple, yellow birch, hemlock and white cedar on the upper section, this is a great place to hike or paddle (and portage) on an autumn day.