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Wisconsin whitewater, Menomonee River

Milwaukee county, Underwood Creek to 43rd and Monarch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4.8 miles
  The nature scenery of Milwaukee County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Underwood Creek to 43rd and Monarch section of Menomonee River in Milwaukee County
    is 4.8 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. No shortage of good hotels, but
do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. The put-in is not too far from Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis love
 
to come to Menomonee River, and a trip here wouldn’t be complete without a journey to nearby Havenwoods State Forest. From a precipitation point of view Menomonee River is a rather typical location. The wettest month of the year is regularly August, that's the one that rains the most, and February is when it's the driest. Summertime at Menomonee River comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Summer night lows dip down to the 60's. Through the wintertime the highs are ordinarily in the 20's while Menomonee River nighttime low temperatures throughout the wintertime are in the 10's.

Menomonee River, Underwood Creek to 43rd and Monarch 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 Menomonee River.
 Whitewater Near Menomonee River:
Honey Creek, Milwaukee County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 1.6 miles long (Honey Creek Parkway to Menomonee River)
Menomonee River, Milwaukee County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.8 miles long (Underwood Creek to 43rd and Monarch)
Milwaukee River, Milwaukee County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.4 miles long (Hampton Ave.Dam to North Ave.Dam)
Menomonee River, Waukesha County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.4 miles long (Main Street bridge to next bridge)
Cedar Creek, Ozaukee County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Cedarburg City Park)
Milwaukee River, Ozaukee County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Bridge Street to Falls Road Ledge)
Pewaukee River, Waukesha County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 1.6 miles long (Pewaukee to Waukesha)
Root River, Racine County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.4 miles long (Horlick Dam to Quarry Park)
Sauk Creek, Ozaukee County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Grant Street to South Milwaukee Street)
Pike River, Kenosha County, 22 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4.8 miles long (Petrifying Springs to Lathrop)
 Ski Areas Near Menomonee River:
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 24 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 27 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Wilmot mountain, Wisconsin , 30 miles away, 260 foot drop, 11 lifts, 25 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 33 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Alpine Valley, Wisconsin , 33 miles away, 388 foot drop, 14 lifts, 20 runs
Grand Geneva, Wisconsin , 34 miles away, 211 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park, Illinois , 50 miles away, 180 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Villa Olivia, Illinois , 54 miles away, 180 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 64 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Four Lakes, Illinois , 64 miles away, 100 foot drop, 7 lifts, 7 runs
 Marinas Near Menomonee River:
River City Marina, Waterford , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Menomonee River:
Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee West, West Allis , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN Woods View Inn, West Milwaukee , 2 miles away
Crowne Plaza MILWAUKEE WEST, Wauwatosa , 2 miles away
Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, Milwaukee , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MILWAUKEE-WEST MEDICAL CENTER, Wauwatosa , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Menomonee River:
Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, 2 miles away
Wisconsin Vacation Svc, Milwaukee, 3 miles away
Oak Creek Estates, Milwaukee, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Menomonee River:
Havenwoods State Forest, Wisconsin , 5 miles away
Bong State Recreation Area, Wisconsin , 22 miles away
Pike Lake State Park, Wisconsin , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Menomonee River:
Hansen Park Golf Course, Milwaukee , 2 miles away
Doyne Park Golf Course, Milwaukee , 2 miles away
Blue Mound Golf & Country Club, Milwaukee , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Menomonee River
Wind Lake, Racine , 15 miles away
Bark Lake, Washington , 16 miles away
Pewaukee Lake, Waukesha , 18 miles away

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