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Wisconsin whitewater, Eau Claire River

Marathon county, Nolan Road to Highway 52 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     2.8 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This stretch of Eau Claire River in Wisconsin is 2.8 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Wisconsin scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a
    while are great attractions for lots of people. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start
over and over. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There's camping available near Eau Claire River.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Eau Claire River you'll probably meet some people from Aniwa. Summertime at Eau Claire River arrives with high temperatures in the
 
80's. Summer overnight lows descend down to the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 20's, and night lows at Eau Claire River during the wintertime regularly drop into the-10's. From a precipitation point of view Eau Claire River is a pretty common place. The month with most of the rain is September; the driest month is February.

Eau Claire River, Nolan Road to Highway 52 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 Eau Claire River.
 Whitewater Near Eau Claire River:
Eau Claire River, Marathon County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Nolan Road to Highway 52)
Eau Claire River, Marathon County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4.6 miles long (Eau Claire Dells to Badger Road)
Trappe River, Marathon County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.1 miles long (to Rocky Ridge Road)
Prairie River, Lincoln County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 3.9 miles long (Haymeadow Creek to Prairie Road)
Embarrass River - South Branch, Shawano County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.4 miles long (Tigerton Dells)
Pine River, Lincoln County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.2 miles long (Center Rd)
Little Wolf River, Waupaca County, 23 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 7.39 miles long (Mud Lake Road)
Wisconsin River, Marathon County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.35 miles long (Wausau Slalom Course)
Wolf River, Langlade County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.4 miles long (Pearson to Highway 52)
Red River, Shawano County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 7.75 miles long (River Road to Morgan Road)
 Ski Areas Near Eau Claire River:
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 28 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 45 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 63 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 77 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 80 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 86 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 87 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 90 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 91 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
 Hotels Near Eau Claire River:
Super 8 Antigo, Antigo , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ANTIGO, Antigo , 11 miles away
Americas Best Inn And Suites Antigo, Antigo , 11 miles away
BEST WESTERN Wittenberg Inn, Wittenberg , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WAUSAU, Weston , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eau Claire River:
Dells of the Eau Claire Park, Aniwa, 4 miles away
Mayflower Lake Campgrounds, Birnamwood, 7 miles away
Antigo Lake RV Park, Antigo, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eau Claire River:
Rib Mountain State Park, Wisconsin , 28 miles away
Council Grounds State Park, Wisconsin , 32 miles away
Hartman Creek State Park, Wisconsin , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eau Claire River:
Riverview Country Club, Antigo , 5 miles away
Maple Hills Golf Club & Restaurant, Wittenberg , 15 miles away
Bass Lake Country Club, Deerbrook , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Eau Claire River
Moccasin Lake, Langlade , 20 miles away

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