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Wisconsin whitewater, Flambeau River - North Fork

Iron Ashland county, Turtle Dam to Agenda Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     14.1 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Merrill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Wisconsin is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This section of Flambeau River - North Fork in Iron/Ashland County is 14.1 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.
    Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve
in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The scenic beauty of Iron/Ashland County and the cool fresh water beats anything. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. If you have the time you can  
make this a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too.

Briefly about the general area:
A visit to Simmons Rapids will fill your spirit with good feelings, and if you're visiting from Butternut, you won't be the only one. You beyond doubt have to stop at Island Lake if you're here at Flambeau River - North Fork; the Newman Springs Ski Trail is a glorious hiking trail nearby. This river is so wonderful. Bear Skull Rock is something you shouldn't miss if you're here at Flambeau River - North Fork. From a rainfall point of view Flambeau River - North Fork is a rather typical spot.

Flambeau River - North Fork, Turtle Dam to Agenda 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Flambeau River - North Fork, Iron/Ashland County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.1 miles long (Turtle Dam to Agenda Landing)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 18.9 miles long (FR149 to Highway 70)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.3 miles long (Simon Road Landing)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (FR144 to FR149)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Lugerville)
Potato River, Iron County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.1 miles long (Upson Falls to Foster Falls)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Ashland County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.6 miles long (Glidden to FR164)
Tyler Forks, Iron County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 7.6 miles long (Moore Park to Vogues Road)
Montreal River - West Fork, Iron/Geobegic County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (Gile Falls to Highway 2)
Potato River, Iron County, 22 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7.2 miles long (Foster Falls to Highway 169)
 Ski Areas Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 19 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 28 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 32 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 33 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 60 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 68 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 78 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 83 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Hotels Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 11 miles away
Super 8 Phillips, Phillips , 17 miles away
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 22 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 23 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Sailor Lake, -blank-, 9 miles away
Hines City Park, Park Falls, 10 miles away
Smith River Campground, Price County, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Newman Springs Ski Trail, Price , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 52 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 12 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 29 miles away
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Park Falls Country Club, Park Falls , 9 miles away
Tahoe Lynx Golf Course, Mercer , 17 miles away
Westwood Golf Club, Phillips , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Flambeau River - North Fork
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron , 7 miles away
Lake Six, Iron , 10 miles away
Little Muskie Lake, Iron , 12 miles away

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