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Wisconsin whitewater, Flambeau River

Rusk county, Hervas Landing to Beaver Dam Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     5.3 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Rusk County and the water flowing gracefully down Flambeau River make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Eau Claire, as you can see on the road map further down. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wisconsin are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. There arenít any hotels right nearby
    but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. The Hervas Landing to
Beaver Dam Landing section of Flambeau River is 5.3 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The Hervas Landing to Beaver Dam Landing stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around  
here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Flambeau River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Second Cedar Rapids. There are plenty of people from Glen Flora here at Flambeau River, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Third Cedar Rapids. This is a great river. Flambeau River State Forest is a wonderful location to visit on a lovely day. An average amount of rain falls at Flambeau River. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. At Flambeau River during the long summer days highs are in the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's.

Flambeau River, Hervas Landing to Beaver Dam Landing 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 Flambeau River.
 Whitewater Near Flambeau River:
Flambeau River, Rusk County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 5.3 miles long (Hervas Landing to Beaver Dam Landing)
Flambeau River - North Fork, Sawyer County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Babbs Island to Hervas Camp Landing)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Sawyer County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.4 miles long (Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10.4 miles long (to Skinner Creek Landing)
Chippewa River, Sawyer County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.4 miles long (Belille Falls)
Jump River - South Fork, Price County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Little Falls to Big Falls)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Ashland/Sawyer County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.2 miles long (Stockfarm Bridge to Blaisdell lake)
Yellow River, Taylor County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Gilman to Mattes Bridge)
Chippewa River - West Fork, Sawyer County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Moose Lake Dam to West Fork Bridge)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Lugerville)
 Ski Areas Near Flambeau River:
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 36 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 50 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 69 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 74 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 75 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 99 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Hotels Near Flambeau River:
AmericInn Ladysmith, Ladysmith , 18 miles away
Ladysmith Motel And Suites, Ladysmith , 18 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 32 miles away
Fairbridge Inn And Suites Thorp, Thorp , 33 miles away
AmeriVu Inn And Suites Stanley, Stanley , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Flambeau River:
Josie Creek County Park, Tony, 8 miles away
Flambeau State Forest - Connor Lake, Hawkins, 10 miles away
Hawkins Lions Club Park, Hawkins, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Flambeau River:
Tuscobia State Trail, Sawyer , 16 miles away
Black Lake Trail, Ashland , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flambeau River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 58 miles away
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin , 9 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 26 miles away
Brunet Island State Park, Wisconsin , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Flambeau River:
Barker Lake Golf Course, Winter , 12 miles away
Tee-A-Way Golf Club, Ladysmith , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Flambeau River
Blaisdell Lake, Sawyer , 15 miles away

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