Three falls in a county park (plus one more a half-mile downstream) can provide some park-and-play entertainment. At high flows, the second falls will become very 'keepy'.
USGS lists a (one time) sampling site (2.1 miles (crow flies distance) upstream of our recommended PnP) with drainage area of 53.3 square miles. (The coordinates appear out-of-sync with the mapping layers, putting the listed coordinates a long ways from the Thunder, and nearer Handsaw Creek.)
At our suggested put-in (just above the first falls in Veterans Park), drainage is 72.5 square miles (as calculated by USGS StreamStats 4.3.11), so flow here *could* be about 0.162 times (or just under 1/6th) the reading on the Peshtigo gauge. (Obviously correlation cannot be assured.)
Correlation to the listed gauge (Peshtigo) is not assured, but should provide a fair indicator of levels for this reach.
The best method will be visual inspection. If the falls look like runnable fun, go for it!
Permits are not required for this reach.
Ignore the 'shuttle directions' below. You will walk down from the parking lot, and walk back to your car.
You may wish to use the text-box to enter your home or other starting location to get driving direction to this park.
WI, Thunder River, Veterans Park
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