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Wisconsin whitewater, Eau Claire River

Marathon county, Eau Claire Dells to Badger Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     4.6 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This stretch of Eau Claire River in Marathon County is 4.6 miles long and is a class II-III(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. On this section
    you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The natural beauty of Wisconsin and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. This river system has a few
good paddling sections and the Eau Claire Dells to Badger Road section is one of them. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Lots of folks from Aniwa come to Eau Claire River. Throughout the warmest time of the year at Eau Claire River highs are regularly in the 80's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 50's. Throughout the wintertime the highs are frequently in the 20's while Eau Claire River night low temperatures through the winter are in the-10's. The yearly precipitation here at Eau Claire River is about average. September is the month that gets the most rain, and February is when it's the driest.

Eau Claire River, Eau Claire Dells to Badger Road road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Eau Claire River.
 Whitewater Near Eau Claire River:
Eau Claire River, Marathon County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4.6 miles long (Eau Claire Dells to Badger Road)
Eau Claire River, Marathon County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Nolan Road to Highway 52)
Trappe River, Marathon County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.1 miles long (to Rocky Ridge Road)
Pine River, Lincoln County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.2 miles long (Center Rd)
Wisconsin River, Marathon County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.35 miles long (Wausau Slalom Course)
Prairie River, Lincoln County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 3.9 miles long (Haymeadow Creek to Prairie Road)
Little Wolf River, Waupaca County, 24 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 7.39 miles long (Mud Lake Road)
Embarrass River - South Branch, Shawano County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.4 miles long (Tigerton Dells)
Wisconsin River, Lincoln County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4 miles long (Camp 10 to Menard Isle)
 Ski Areas Near Eau Claire River:
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 22 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 44 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 69 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 73 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 76 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 79 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 85 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 86 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 90 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 92 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Eau Claire River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WAUSAU, Weston , 15 miles away
AmericInn Weston, Weston , 15 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Wausau, Weston , 15 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Wausau, WI, Schofield , 17 miles away
Super 8 Antigo, Antigo , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eau Claire River:
Dells of the Eau Claire Park, Aniwa, 2 miles away
Mayflower Lake Campgrounds, Birnamwood, 9 miles away
Brookside Village, Schofield, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eau Claire River:
Rib Mountain State Park, Wisconsin , 22 miles away
Council Grounds State Park, Wisconsin , 28 miles away
Hartman Creek State Park, Wisconsin , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eau Claire River:
Riverview Country Club, Antigo , 11 miles away
Crane Meadows Golf Course, Schofield , 12 miles away
Greenwood Hills Country Club, Wausau , 15 miles away

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