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Wisconsin whitewater, Flambeau River - North Fork

Sawyer county, Babbs Island to Hervas Camp Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     13.5 miles
  This section of Flambeau River - North Fork is 13.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. If you're coming from Eau Claire it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nature scenery of Sawyer County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. A bit of exercise and just
    being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping
stuff. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The average Wisconsin whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Put some time aside to spend at Second Porcupine Rapids while you're here at Flambeau River - North Fork. Flambeau River - North Fork is near Flambeau River State Forest which is a charming place. First Porcupine Rapids is always fun to check out, and Flambeau River State Forest is a good forest neighborhood close by. This is such a great river. The yearly precipitation here at Flambeau River - North Fork is about average. All through the month of August you get the most rain around here, and February on the other hand is the driest. For the period of the summertime months here at Flambeau River - North Fork, high temperatures mostly get into the 70's; the night is a bit cooler of course, generally in the 50's.

Flambeau River - North Fork, Babbs Island to Hervas Camp 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, Rusk County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 5.3 miles long (Hervas Landing to Beaver Dam Landing)
Flambeau River - North Fork, Sawyer County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Babbs Island to Hervas Camp Landing)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 13 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10.4 miles long (to Skinner Creek Landing)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Sawyer County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.4 miles long (Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Ashland/Sawyer County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.2 miles long (Stockfarm Bridge to Blaisdell lake)
Jump River - South Fork, Price County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Little Falls to Big Falls)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Lugerville)
Chippewa River, Sawyer County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.4 miles long (Belille Falls)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.3 miles long (Simon Road Landing)
Chippewa River - West Fork, Sawyer County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Moose Lake Dam to West Fork Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 41 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 44 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 62 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 67 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 69 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 95 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 96 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 98 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
 Hotels Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
AmericInn Ladysmith, Ladysmith , 25 miles away
Ladysmith Motel And Suites, Ladysmith , 25 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 26 miles away
Super 8 Phillips, Phillips , 28 miles away
Fairbridge Inn And Suites Thorp, Thorp , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Flambeau State Forest - Connor Lake, Hawkins, 4 miles away
Flambeau State Forest - Lake Of The Pines, Hawkins, 7 miles away
Hawkins Lions Club Park, Hawkins, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Black Lake Trail, Ashland , 17 miles away
Tuscobia State Trail, Sawyer , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 54 miles away
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin , 3 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 24 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Flambeau River - North Fork:
Barker Lake Golf Course, Winter , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Flambeau River - North Fork
Blaisdell Lake, Sawyer , 13 miles away

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