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Wisconsin whitewater, Jump River - South Fork

Price county, Little Falls to Big Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     2.7 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Price County and the water flowing gracefully down Jump River - South Fork have people coming here. The starting location is a short drive from Eau Claire, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Since you're on this
    site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states,
so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The Little Falls to Big Falls section of Jump River - South Fork is 2.7 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III(IV) section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and spending some  
quality time in nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
There are good places to explore along the Ice Age Trail, and Big Falls is a picturesque site to have a look at while you're at Jump River - South Fork. Jump River - South Fork is not far at all from Kennan. Jump River - South Fork gets a typical amount of rain. August is when you get the most rain here; February on the other hand is the driest. For the duration of the summer here at Jump River - South Fork, high temperatures generally reach the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's.

Jump River - South Fork, Little Falls to Big Falls 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 Jump River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Jump River - South Fork:
Jump River - South Fork, Price County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2.7 miles long (Little Falls to Big Falls)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10.4 miles long (to Skinner Creek Landing)
Yellow River, Taylor County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Gilman to Mattes Bridge)
Flambeau River, Rusk County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 5.3 miles long (Hervas Landing to Beaver Dam Landing)
Flambeau River - North Fork, Sawyer County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Babbs Island to Hervas Camp Landing)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Lugerville)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.3 miles long (Simon Road Landing)
Black River, Clark County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.3 miles long (Highway 73 to Greenwood Park)
 Ski Areas Near Jump River - South Fork:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 51 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 53 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 65 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 69 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 70 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 96 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Jump River - South Fork:
Super 8 Phillips, Phillips , 21 miles away
AmericInn Medford, Medford , 24 miles away
Boarders Inn And Suites Of Medford WI, Medford , 24 miles away
Fairbridge Inn And Suites Thorp, Thorp , 25 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Park Falls , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jump River - South Fork:
Big Falls Campground, Price County, 1 miles away
Hawkins Lions Club Park, Hawkins, 9 miles away
Kathryn Lake Campground, Taylor County, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Jump River - South Fork:
Ice Age Trail, Taylor , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jump River - South Fork:
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin , 18 miles away
Brunet Island State Park, Wisconsin , 38 miles away
Old Abe State Trail, Wisconsin , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Jump River - South Fork:
Black River Golf Club, Medford , 14 miles away
Westwood Golf Club, Phillips , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Jump River - South Fork
North Twin Lake, Taylor , 14 miles away

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