Difficulty II-III(IV)
Length 2.9 Miles
Gauge PIKE RIVER AT AMBERG, WI
Flow Range 4.00 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 12 hours ago ~ 4.18 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/01/2019 10:09 pm

River Description


The S Br Peme is a short run that may serve well as a "chaser" to a day of paddling due to it's easy access from Hwy 141/8 in Pembine. The upper portion of this reach from the Hwy 141/8 bridge (center of three) in Pembine contains some smaller drops for a warm-up before the main drop is reached. (This is a smaller stream, so one will likely encounter deadfall.)

Many boaters are likely to just 'park-and-huck' the main drop which we refer to as "Kremlin Falls" (though we are unaware if there may be some other local name for this drop). The entrance to this drop is right at the Kremlin Rd bridge as the river drops about 50' in the next 1/3 mile. The current picks up through class II boulderbed, then becomes more complicated to climax with an angled falls of perhaps 10' in a narrow constriction. Class II run-out takes you from immediately below the falls until past the railway bridge.

The drop can be scouted or spectated from the railway on river right, which boaters will use to carry about 0.2 miles back to vehicle(s) at Kremlin Rd.


This may pair well with its sister reach on the N Br Pemebonwon located 10-15 minutes north, or with various runs of the Pike, within a half-hour to the South or SouthWest.

Enjoy the following video of this run:

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: 46 sq.mi.

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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(Based on personal measurement via online planimeter and topomaps.)

Hwy.141/Crain Lane

Class - N/A Mile - 1.1
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I see (via satellite views) virtually no sign of any rapids or features upstream of Hwy.141 (other than very minor riffles and rips). There is not really convenient access from Hwy.141, but it appears one could go just north of the river, head WSW on Old Hwy.141, then SSE on Crain Lane to a point virtually under (new) Hwy.141 to park, and carry across the railroad to the river, putting in at the first apparent rapids, and shortening the trip to just 1.8 miles.

Minor rips

Class - N/A Mile - 1.48
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A nice fairly long stretch of riffles and rips.

Minor rips #2

Class - N/A Mile - 2.38
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Another fine stretch of low-grade rips.

Kremlin Road

Class - N/A Mile - 2.68
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There is pretty decent parking on a gravel pad more-or-less between the railroad and the road here. It is likely that many paddlers will actually forego the entire upper part of this run, coming to just scout then run the main event just downstream of this bridge.

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Gage Descriptions

Gage shown for the nearby Pike River should provide a fair indicator of runnability. Visual inspection at Kremlin Rd bridge for confirmation.

Directions Description


Most boaters (if they bother with this at all) will just do this as a 'park-and-huck', carrying back to their vehicle.

Those who opt for the 'full run' may utilize the given shuttle routing. Many may prefer putting-in from under Hwy.141 at Crain Lane. Use map to work out the easy shuttle for that shortened run.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1202127 05/13/13 Rob Embed video; change feature photo.
1211630 04/01/19 Rob updated image position
1204634 05/11/15 Rob minor edit
1211631 04/01/19 Rob updated image position
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