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Wisconsin whitewater, Chippewa River - East Fork

Ashland Sawyer county, Stockfarm Bridge to Blaisdell lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     14.2 miles
  The Stockfarm Bridge to Blaisdell lake section of Chippewa River - East Fork in Ashland/Sawyer County is 14.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Wisconsin are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Eau Claire, there's a road
    map further down the page with more info on that. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Stockfarm Bridge to Blaisdell lake stretch is just one of them. For all you camping people there are campgrounds
nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. The wonderful Wisconsin scenery and the water flowing  
gracefully down Chippewa River - East Fork have people coming here. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly about the general area:
There are good spots to look at along the Black Lake Trail; Chequamegon National Forest is a great place to go. Don't leave Chippewa River - East Fork without first going for a hike along the Great Divide Snowmobile Trail. Flambeau River State Forest is worth taking a look at if you're at Chippewa River - East Fork. Chippewa River - East Fork gets a common amount of yearly precipitation.

Chippewa River - East Fork, Stockfarm Bridge to Blaisdell lake 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/Sawyer County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.2 miles long (Stockfarm Bridge to Blaisdell lake)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Sawyer County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.4 miles long (Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam)
Flambeau River - North Fork, Sawyer County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Babbs Island to Hervas Camp Landing)
Bad River, Ashland County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 7.1 miles long (Cayuga to Foster Junction railroad bridge)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Mineral Lake to Mineral Lake Rd)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Beaverdam Lake to Highway 13)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Ashland County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.6 miles long (Glidden to FR164)
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 6.6 miles long (FR 194 to FR 384)
Flambeau River, Rusk County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 5.3 miles long (Hervas Landing to Beaver Dam Landing)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 19 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10.4 miles long (to Skinner Creek Landing)
 Ski Areas Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 34 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 47 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 54 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 60 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 62 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 80 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 88 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
 Hotels Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 24 miles away
Super 8 Ashland, Ashland , 29 miles away
BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon, Ashland , 29 miles away
AmericInn Ashland, Ashland , 30 miles away
Quality Inn Ashland, Ashland , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Stockfarm Bridge, Glidden, 6 miles away
Wolfs Eagle Lodge Resort and Campground, Winter, 9 miles away
Wolf's Eagle Lodge Resort, Loretta, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Black Lake Trail, Ashland , 10 miles away
Great Divide Snowmobile Trail, Ashland , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 40 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 13 miles away
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin , 13 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Barker Lake Golf Course, Winter , 11 miles away
Mellen Country Club, High Bridge , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Chippewa River - East Fork
Blaisdell Lake, Sawyer , 7 miles away
Beaver Lake, Ashland , 12 miles away

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