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Wisconsin whitewater, Chippewa River - East Fork

Ashland county, Glidden to FR164 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     21.6 miles
  The Glidden to FR164 section of Chippewa River - East Fork in Wisconsin is 21.6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The put-in location is a short drive from Eau Claire, as you can see on the road map further down. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you've
    been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. If you're a camper you can camp at
one of the great campgrounds nearby. The Gogebic Range scenery is wonderful. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The nature scenery of Ashland County and  
the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Great Divide Snowmobile Trail is always a great adventure, and Bay Spring is a great local attraction. So many entertaining things in the Gogebic Range, just mind-blowing. Here at Chippewa River - East Fork you'll perhaps meet some people from Glidden It's always splendid to explore Kenyon Springs. This river is a wonderful place to visit.

Chippewa River - East Fork, Glidden to FR164 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 - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Chippewa River - East Fork, Ashland County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.6 miles long (Glidden to FR164)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Ashland/Sawyer County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.2 miles long (Stockfarm Bridge to Blaisdell lake)
Bad River, Ashland County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 7.1 miles long (Cayuga to Foster Junction railroad bridge)
Bad River, Ashland County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.2 miles long (Highway 169 to Devil's Gate footbridge)
Bad River, Ashland County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 18.8 miles long (Devil's Gate footbridge to Elm Hoist Road)
Tyler Forks, Ashland County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.8 miles long (Gehrman Creek to Brownstone Falls)
Tyler Forks, Iron County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 7.6 miles long (Moore Park to Vogues Road)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Mineral Lake to Mineral Lake Rd)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Beaverdam Lake to Highway 13)
Flambeau River - North Fork, Sawyer County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Babbs Island to Hervas Camp Landing)
 Ski Areas Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 23 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 43 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 49 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 51 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 58 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 76 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 77 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
 Hotels Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 15 miles away
Super 8 Phillips, Phillips , 26 miles away
AmericInn Ashland, Ashland , 29 miles away
BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon, Ashland , 30 miles away
Super 8 Ashland, Ashland , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Marian City Park, Glidden, 4 miles away
Stockfarm Bridge, Glidden, 5 miles away
Wildwood Haven Resort and Campground, Mellen, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Great Divide Snowmobile Trail, Ashland , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 38 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 15 miles away
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Park Falls Country Club, Park Falls , 16 miles away
Mellen Country Club, High Bridge , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Chippewa River - East Fork
Blaisdell Lake, Sawyer , 18 miles away
Beaver Lake, Ashland , 20 miles away

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