The Paint River rises in the west part of Iron County and flows easterly and southeasterly into the Brule River, finally joining the Michigamme River to form the Menominee River. Its bottom is gravel, sand and rock. Some of the feeder streams have trout and there are some trout in the Upper Paint, but the stream is generally known for Smallmouth Bass. The Paint River Boardwalk is located on the east side of the Paint River. Informative Kiosks line the boardwalk making this not only a scenic experience but an educational one as well.