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Wisconsin whitewater, Chippewa River

Eau Claire county, Downtown EauClaire section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     0.5 miles
 
Went too Eau Claire, neat little waterfall below dam. Had to park away from where you put in. Dag kayaks to the no loading unloading zone that is paved, weird place this whole area is. Float to take out down stream. Neat float in the little down town area. Saw Eau Claire river where it enters the Chippewa. No rapids to speak of just shallow areas that look sorta white, seems if you have long hair and out of state plates you're just about
    under arrest in this whole area. Never seen so many peace officers in my life. Only time on the whole trip we felt relaxed was 3ish miles of the coast by Bayfield Wisconsin. Whole place is a police state. All the guide books
hype Wisconsin. I will stay in big sky country, where one can least feel sorta free. It's the middle of winter and just reviewing where I was on my travels. Have a bad taste of the whole area , thank you. Says Floatfishpaddle

The scenic beauty of Eau Claire County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. If you're coming from Eau Claire it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the
 
area there's a road map further down the page. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a pretty small number of paddling places. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This stretch is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Chippewa River, Downtown EauClaire road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Chippewa River.
 Whitewater Near Chippewa River:
Chippewa River, Eau Claire County, 0 miles away
      Class II - 0.5 miles long (Downtown EauClaire)
Duncan Creek, Chippewa County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.5 miles long (Glen Loch Dam to Chippewa River)
Eau Claire River, Eau Claire County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 1.4 miles long (Little Falls to Big Falls)
Chippewa River, Chippewa County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Jim Falls)
Red Cedar River, Dunn County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.9 miles long (Menomonie to Irvington)
 Ski Areas Near Chippewa River:
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 35 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 58 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 81 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 85 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Welch Village, Minnesota , 85 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 89 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
 Beaches Near Chippewa River:
Half Moon Beach, Eau Claire , 1 miles away
 Hotels Near Chippewa River:
Americas Best Value Inn, Eau Claire , 1 miles away
Days Inn Eau Claire-Campus, Eau Claire , 1 miles away
The Plaza Hotel And Suites, Eau Claire , 2 miles away
Clarion Hotel Campus Area, Eau Claire , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Eau Claire, Eau Claire , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chippewa River:
Elmer's Campgrounds, Fall Creek, 10 miles away
Country Camping, Chippewa Falls, 10 miles away
Fair Hill Co Campground, Chippewa Falls, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chippewa River:
Lake Wissota State Park, Wisconsin , 17 miles away
Old Abe State Trail, Wisconsin , 30 miles away
Brunet Island State Park, Wisconsin , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chippewa River:
Pine Meadow Golf Course, Eau Claire , 4 miles away
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, Altoona , 4 miles away
Princeton Valley Golf Course, Eau Claire , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Chippewa River
Lake Wissota, Chippewa , 13 miles away
Cindy Lake, Chippewa , 13 miles away

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