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Michigan whitewater, Red Cedar River

Ingham county, MSU Wave section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     0.1 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Lansing-East Lansing, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular
    destination. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. The wonderful Ingham County scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. Great exercise and a chance
to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The campgrounds here at Red Cedar River are pretty good. This section of Red Cedar River in Ingham County is 0.1 miles long and it is classified as a class I section by American Whitewater. The MSU Wave section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. This is a very short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
 
At Red Cedar River you always meet someone from East Lansing; a trip to Sleepy Hollow State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. The amount of precipitation that falls at Red Cedar River is close to the national average. The month with most of the rain is June, and February is the month with the least moisture. Summertime at Red Cedar River comes with high temperatures in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. For the duration of the wintertime the highs are ordinarily in the 20's, and night lows in the 10's for Red Cedar River.

Red Cedar River, MSU Wave road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Red Cedar River.
 Whitewater Near Red Cedar River:
Red Cedar River, Ingham County, 14 miles away
      Class I - 0.1 miles long (Williamston)
 Ski Areas Near Red Cedar River:
Apple Mountain, Michigan , 46 miles away, 220 foot drop, 6 lifts, 12 runs
Mount Brighton, Michigan , 47 miles away, 250 foot drop, 18 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Holly, Michigan , 63 miles away, 350 foot drop, 13 lifts, 17 runs
Cannonsburg, Michigan , 73 miles away, 250 foot drop, 12 lifts, 18 runs
Pine Knob, Michigan , 77 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 14 runs
Bittersweet, Michigan , 89 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Timber Ridge, Michigan , 92 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 15 runs
Skyline Ski Slide, Michigan , 95 miles away, 210 foot drop, 5 lifts, 14 runs
Hanson Hills, Michigan , 99 miles away, 225 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
 Hotels Near Red Cedar River:
East Lansing Marriott At University Place, East Lansing , 0 miles away
Gatehouse Suites East Lansing, East Lansing , 1 miles away
Residence Inn East Lansing, East Lansing , 2 miles away
TownePlace Suites East Lansing, East Lansing , 2 miles away
Super 8 East Lansing/University Area, East Lansing , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Red Cedar River:
Lansing Cottonwood Campground, Lansing, 4 miles away
Life O'riley Mobile Home Park, Lansing, 7 miles away
Moon Lake Campground, Laingsburg, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Red Cedar River:
Sleepy Hollow State Park, Michigan , 12 miles away
Pinckney State Recreation Area, Michigan , 36 miles away
Cambridge State Historic Park, Michigan , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Red Cedar River:
College Fields Golf Club, Okemos , 2 miles away
Walnut Hills Country Club, East Lansing , 2 miles away
Akers Golf Course-Msu, Lansing , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Red Cedar River
Mud Lake, Ingham , 6 miles away

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