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Wisconsin whitewater, Black River

Clark county, Highway 73 to Greenwood Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     5.3 miles
  If you're coming from Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of Clark County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. This is a pretty decent length section,
    good for a one day paddling trip. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway 73 to Greenwood Park stretch is just one of many. This section of Black River in Clark County is 5.3 miles long and
is a class I-II(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Wisconsin you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Whether you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Black River you'll probably meet some people from Greenwood. From a rain point of view Black River is a quite common site. August is when you get the most rain here, and February meanwhile is the driest month. For the duration of the warm months here at Black River, high temperatures ordinarily get into the 80's; the overnight is a tad cooler of course, regularly in the 50's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 20's, and overnight lows in the 0's for Black River.

Black River, Highway 73 to Greenwood Park 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 Black River.
 Whitewater Near Black River:
Black River, Clark County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.3 miles long (Highway 73 to Greenwood Park)
Black River, Clark County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Greenwood Park)
Black River, Clark County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.6 miles long (to Neillsville)
Black River, Clark County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Neillsville to Lake Arbutus)
Black River, Jackson County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.2 miles long (Hatfield Dam to Power Plant)
Morrison Creek, Jackson County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (South Cemetery Road to Bottom Road landing)
Yellow River, Taylor County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Gilman to Mattes Bridge)
Halls Creek, Jackson County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.7 miles long (Trow Lake Dam to Black River)
Black River - East Fork, Jackson/Clark County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 23.8 miles long (City Point to Black River Forest Campground)
Dickey Creek, Jackson County, 25 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (to Bottom Road)
 Ski Areas Near Black River:
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 64 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 64 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 66 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 78 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 80 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 90 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 93 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 94 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 96 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 99 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
 Hotels Near Black River:
Super 8 Neillsville WI, Neillsville , 13 miles away
Fairbridge Inn And Suites Thorp, Thorp , 16 miles away
Rodeway Inn Abbotsford, Abbotsford , 21 miles away
AmeriVu Inn And Suites Stanley, Stanley , 24 miles away
Boarders Inn And Suites Of Medford WI, Medford , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black River:
Greenwood County Park, Greenwood, 1 miles away
Crowley Park Campground, Owen, 7 miles away
North Mead Lake County Park, Willard, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black River:
Black River State Forest, Wisconsin , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River:
Meadowview Golf Course, Owen , 8 miles away
Neillsville Country Club, Neillsville , 13 miles away

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