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Wisconsin whitewater, Red Cedar River

Dunn county, Menomonie to Irvington section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     3.9 miles
 
Here are some Kodak Slides of the Red Cedar River and Cedar Falls Power Plant.† I took these in July of 1962 as I attended Graduates classses at Stout.† Just thought you'd be interested or find someone who is??† Thank you Enjoy,† John C. Stroebel MS† Fennimore, WI† Says Jack Stroebel (see picture)

The scenic beauty of Dunn County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Menomonie to Irvington section
    of Red Cedar River in Dunn County is 3.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with
not too many other places for that. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. If you're coming from Menomonie it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page  
with more info on that. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Menomonie here. The warmest time of the year at Red Cedar River comes with high temperatures in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's, and after the sun is down all through the wintertime temperatures at Red Cedar River descend into the-10's.

Red Cedar River, Menomonie to Irvington 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 Red Cedar River.
 Whitewater Near Red Cedar River:
Red Cedar River, Dunn County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.9 miles long (Menomonie to Irvington)
Chippewa River, Eau Claire County, 30 miles away
      Class II - 0.5 miles long (Downtown EauClaire)
 Ski Areas Near Red Cedar River:
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 50 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 52 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Welch Village, Minnesota , 56 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 57 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 59 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 76 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Buck Hill, Minnesota , 93 miles away, 309 foot drop, 11 lifts, 13 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Hyland, Minnesota , 98 miles away, 175 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Red Cedar River:
Super 8 Menomonie WI, Menomonie , 2 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Menomonie , 2 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Menomonie, WI, Menomonie , 2 miles away
AmericInn Menomonie, Menomonie , 2 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Menomonie, Menomonie , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Red Cedar River:
Edgewater Acres Campground, Menomonie, 1 miles away
Menomonie Campground, Dunn County, 3 miles away
Twin Springs Resort Campground, Menomonie, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Red Cedar River:
Saint Croix National Scenic River, Saint Croix Falls - WI , 55 miles away
Frontenac State Park, Minnesota , 32 miles away
John Latsch State Park, Minnesota , 34 miles away
Merrick State Park, Wisconsin , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Red Cedar River:
Pinewood Golf Course, Menomonie , 1 miles away
Menomonie Golf & Country Club, Menomonie , 2 miles away
Chippewa Valley Golf Club, Menomonie , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Red Cedar River
Tainter Lake, Dunn , 5 miles away

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