Burlington, Iowa-Illinois Micropolitan Area

Local whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

Burlington, Iowa-Illinois is not exactly whitewater paddling city USA but if you get in your car you can get to some good whitewater. Below is a list of nearby paddling places for you to chose from. All the whitewater is pretty far away as you can see so you'd better plan for a long drive. Spending some time picking the right whitewater stretch will make you paddling trip more enjoyable.

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Important Whitewater Safety Information

Whitewater paddling spots near Burlington, Iowa-Illinois:

Whitewater 25 to 50 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Bear Creek, Illinois, CR900E to Highway 96, 42 miles away, class I-II, 4.5 miles long.

Whitewater 50 to 75 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Cedar Creek, Illinois, Parker Heights Entrance at 5th St to Bob Bangart Park, 53 miles away, class II-IV, 1 miles long.

Fall Creek, Illinois, End of Gorge Trail to Parking Lot, 58 miles away, class I-IV, 2 miles long.

Cedar River, Iowa, Kepler State Park, 63 miles away, class III, 0.1 miles long.

North River, Missouri, Mo. County Road 530 to Highway 61 bridge, 66 miles away, class I(II), 17 miles long.

Whitewater 75 to 100 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Sangamon, Illinois, Playspot in Petersburg, 95 miles away, class III, 0.1 miles long.

Whitewater 100 to 125 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Little Platte River, Wisconsin, Old Lancaster Road to Stumptown Road, 103 miles away, class II(III), 5.4 miles long.

Whitewater 125 to 150 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Bailey Creek, Illinois, N2300 Road to Vermilion River, 141 miles away, class I-II(IV), 1.5 miles long.

Cedar Creek, Illinois, Cedar Creek Road to Peru Bottom Road, 136 miles away, class I-II(IV), 5.9 miles long.

Little Vermilion River, Illinois, N3179 Road to IandM Canal, 139 miles away, class I-II(III), 6.5 miles long.

Spring Creek, Illinois, 1600N Road to Rail Road bridge above Illinois River confluence, 132 miles away, class I-II, 6.2 miles long.

Tomahawk Creek, Illinois, Troy Grove Blacktop to Little Vermilion, 140 miles away, class II, 2.8 miles long.

Vermilion River, Illinois, NW of Highway 178 to Oglesby Cutoff, 143 miles away, class II-III, 7.7 miles long.

Cedar River, Iowa, Cedar Falls, 129 miles away, class II, 0.05 miles long.

Hinkson Creek, Missouri, Hinkson Creek Road to Reactor Field, 132 miles away, class I-II, 10.75 miles long.

Mississippi River, Missouri, Riverview Drive North St. Louis, 128 miles away, class III-IV, 1 miles long.

Whitewater 150 to 175 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Covel Creek, Illinois, E.18th Road to Highway 71, 155 miles away, class II, 6.5 miles long.

Meramec River, Missouri, Maramec Spring to Meramec Caverns, 151 miles away, class I, 67 miles long.

Pickle Creek, Missouri, Hawn State Park Road to Hawn State Park picnic area, 174 miles away, class III-IV, 2.4 miles long.

Baraboo River, Wisconsin, Highway 12 to Highway 113, 160 miles away, class I(II), 4.5 miles long.

Dickey Creek, Wisconsin, to Bottom Road, 175 miles away, class -blank-, 2 miles long.

Robinson Creek, Wisconsin, Kelly Road to W Pine Hill Road, 167 miles away, class I-II(III), 4.9 miles long.

Skillet Creek, Wisconsin, Gasser Road, 158 miles away, class III-IV, 1.8 miles long.

Turtle Creek, Wisconsin, Shopiere, 174 miles away, class I, 4.7 miles long.

Wisconsin River, Wisconsin, Prairie du Sac, 155 miles away, class II, 0.1 miles long.

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the middle of the river section listed, actual driving distance is longer.



Other Outdoors Recreation Nearby:


Ski Resorts near Burlington, Iowa-Illinois:

Ski Areas 0 to 50 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Ski Snowstar, Illinois, 37 miles, vertical drop 262 feet

Ski Areas 50 to 100 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Sundown Mountain, Michigan, 88 miles, vertical drop 475 feet

Chestnut Mountain, Illinois, 93 miles, vertical drop 475 feet

Ski Areas 100 to 150 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Tyrol Basin, Wisconsin, 142 miles, vertical drop 300 feet

Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin, 149 miles, vertical drop 516 feet

Hidden Valley, Missouri, 129 miles, vertical drop 250 feet

Ski Areas 150 to 200 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Devils Head, Wisconsin, 159 miles, vertical drop 500 feet

Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin, 174 miles, vertical drop 460 feet

Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin, 170 miles, vertical drop 250 feet

Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin, 189 miles, vertical drop 265 feet

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the ski areas listed, actual driving distance is longer.


National Parks near Burlington, Iowa-Illinois:

National Parks 100 to 200 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Effigy Mounds National Monument, 119 miles

Ice Age National Scenic Trail, 157 miles

North Country National Scenic Trail, 157 miles

National Parks 200 to 300 miles from Burlington, Iowa-Illinois

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, 283 miles

Buffalo National River, 293 miles

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, 215 miles

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 281 miles

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, 245 miles

Ozark National Scenic River, 212 miles

Saint Croix National Scenic River, 247 miles

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the parks listed, actual driving distance is longer.


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