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Wisconsin whitewater, Chippewa River - East Fork

Sawyer county, Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     10.4 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wisconsin are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The put-in is not too far from Eau Claire, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. The nearby hotels are a bit away
    from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam stretch is just one of many. The natural
beauty of Wisconsin and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The campgrounds here at Chippewa River - East Fork are pretty good. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. The Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam section of Chippewa River - East Fork is 10.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. A bit of exercise and just being out  
on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Chippewa River - East Fork there are plenty of folks from Winter, and don't leave without visiting Chequamegon National Forest. The Tuscobia State Trail offers hiking at its best, and there's great hiking along the Black Lake Trail. This river is always fun. For the duration of the summer months at Chippewa River - East Fork temperatures are commonly in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 10's while Chippewa River - East Fork overnight low temperatures all through the winter are in the-10's.

Chippewa River - East Fork, Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Chippewa River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Chippewa River - East Fork, Sawyer County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.4 miles long (Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam)
Chippewa River - West Fork, Sawyer County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Moose Lake Dam to West Fork Bridge)
Chippewa River, Sawyer County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.4 miles long (Belille Falls)
Flambeau River, Rusk County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 5.3 miles long (Hervas Landing to Beaver Dam Landing)
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 6.6 miles long (FR 194 to FR 384)
Flambeau River - North Fork, Sawyer County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Babbs Island to Hervas Camp Landing)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Ashland/Sawyer County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.2 miles long (Stockfarm Bridge to Blaisdell lake)
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10.8 miles long (Town Hall Road to Four Corner Store Road)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Mineral Lake to Mineral Lake Rd)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Beaverdam Lake to Highway 13)
 Ski Areas Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 33 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 48 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 68 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 74 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 76 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 86 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
AmericInn Ladysmith, Ladysmith , 23 miles away
Ladysmith Motel And Suites, Ladysmith , 23 miles away
Quality Inn Ashland, Ashland , 33 miles away
Super 8 Ashland, Ashland , 33 miles away
Comfort Suites Hayward, Hayward , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Moose Lake, Winter, 5 miles away
Black Lake Campground, Ashland County, 6 miles away
Wolfs Eagle Lodge Resort and Campground, Winter, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Black Lake Trail, Ashland , 6 miles away
Tuscobia State Trail, Sawyer , 7 miles away
Rock Lake National Recreation Trail, Bayfield , 16 miles away
Great Divide Snowmobile Trail, Ashland , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 45 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 13 miles away
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chippewa River - East Fork:
Barker Lake Golf Course, Winter , 5 miles away
Lakeview Golf & Pizza, Hayward , 9 miles away
Teal Wing Golf Club, Hayward , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Chippewa River - East Fork
Blaisdell Lake, Sawyer , 7 miles away
Beaver Lake, Ashland , 13 miles away
Namekagon Lake, Bayfield , 16 miles away

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