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Wisconsin whitewater, Chippewa River

Sawyer county, Belille Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     9.4 miles
  This stretch of Chippewa River in Wisconsin is 9.4 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Sawyer County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Chippewa River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you
    donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few
of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The starting location is a short drive from Eau Claire, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system  
that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're visiting Chippewa River from Ojibwa, you won't be the only one. The Tuscobia State Trail is a nice hiking trail close to Chippewa River. High temperatures at Chippewa River during the long summer days are in the 70's while night lows are generally in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 10's, and nighttime lows all through the wintertime for Chippewa River tend to be in the-10's. The yearly precipitation here at Chippewa River is about average. For the period of the month of August you get the most rain around here; February meanwhile is the driest month.

Chippewa River, Belille Falls 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 Chippewa River.
 Whitewater Near Chippewa River:
Chippewa River, Sawyer County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.4 miles long (Belille Falls)
Chippewa River - West Fork, Sawyer County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Moose Lake Dam to West Fork Bridge)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Sawyer County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.4 miles long (Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam)
Flambeau River, Rusk County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 5.3 miles long (Hervas Landing to Beaver Dam Landing)
Namekagon River, Sawyer/Washburn County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.4 miles long (Hayward River Campground to Springbrook Landing)
Flambeau River - North Fork, Sawyer County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Babbs Island to Hervas Camp Landing)
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 6.6 miles long (FR 194 to FR 384)
 Ski Areas Near Chippewa River:
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 19 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 61 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 82 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 88 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 89 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 96 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 98 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Marinas Near Chippewa River:
Round Lake Marina, Hayward , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Chippewa River:
AmericInn Ladysmith, Ladysmith , 13 miles away
Ladysmith Motel And Suites, Ladysmith , 14 miles away
Comfort Suites Hayward, Hayward , 26 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Hayward , 27 miles away
Flat Creek Inn And Suites, Hayward , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chippewa River:
Windfall Lake Camping, Exeland, 7 miles away
Blueberry Campground, Sawyer County, 9 miles away
Thornapple River Campground, Ladysmith, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Chippewa River:
Tuscobia State Trail, Sawyer , 7 miles away
Serley Camp Trail, Rusk , 15 miles away
Hardwood Trail, Rusk , 19 miles away
Black Lake Trail, Ashland , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chippewa River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 57 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 25 miles away
Brunet Island State Park, Wisconsin , 26 miles away
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chippewa River:
Couderay Riverside Golf Course, Radisson , 8 miles away
Lakeview Golf & Pizza, Hayward , 11 miles away
Tee-A-Way Golf Club, Ladysmith , 13 miles away

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