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Wisconsin whitewater, Robinson Creek

Jackson county, Kelly Road to W Pine Hill Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     4.9 miles
 
When there is enough water to paddle this river, the River Touring Section of the Sierra Club takes a trip down it and cleans up garbage from the spring melt.  Check out their website for details. Says Jeanna

Nice place. Peaceful and relaxing.

Although this route is a beautiful paddle, it is no longer regularly maintained by the Sierra Club, the local property owners or a paddling club. For this reason, unless you are prepared
    to drag you boat over or around substantial log jams with strong undertows, take out is recommended at Fall-Hall Road. If you'd like to see the F-H Glen, it is a 200yard paddle downstream around a bend to the glen. Secure
permission to use the F-H Camp trails if you don't want to drag you boat back upstream. If you want to paddle Robinson Creek, a better put in is at the Old County Road I on the North side where there is a State Forest campsite near the ATV trails (permit req'd to camp)on the north side of the bridge. Along the way are several class I (II) riffles and a millpond dam with designated portage on the right. At Kelly Road, Portage to the right of the  
dam to avoid a sharp drop on the downstream side of the bridge. The rest of the trip includes some class II (III) runs with several unmarked falls of 4-7' which should be portaged. There were a couple of places to play in and, if waterflow was above average, runs that would challenge an intermediate paddler. My 13 yo son and I paddled and dragged our way to the Black River. After over a dozen log jams in the last two miles (and 2 hours) of creek, we camped on a sandbar 1/4 mile upstream of the Robinson Creek inlet. Total time 8 hours. Says Bob Plewa (see picture)

The put-in location is a short drive from La Crosse, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Robinson Creek, Kelly Road to W Pine Hill Road 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 Robinson Creek.
 Whitewater Near Robinson Creek:
Robinson Creek, Jackson County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4.9 miles long (Kelly Road to W Pine Hill Road)
Dickey Creek, Jackson County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (to Bottom Road)
Halls Creek, Jackson County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.7 miles long (Trow Lake Dam to Black River)
Black River, Jackson County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.2 miles long (Hatfield Dam to Power Plant)
Morrison Creek, Jackson County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (South Cemetery Road to Bottom Road landing)
Black River, Clark County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Neillsville to Lake Arbutus)
Black River, Clark County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.6 miles long (to Neillsville)
Black River - East Fork, Jackson/Clark County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 23.8 miles long (City Point to Black River Forest Campground)
Eau Claire River, Eau Claire County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Channey Rd)
 Ski Areas Near Robinson Creek:
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 33 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 73 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 75 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Sundown Mountain, Iowa , 83 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 20 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
Tyrol Basin, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 97 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Chestnut Mountain, Illinois , 98 miles away, 475 foot drop, 4 lifts, 17 runs
 Hotels Near Robinson Creek:
Days Inn Black River Falls, Black River Falls , 5 miles away
BEST WESTERN Arrowhead Lodge & Suites, Black River Falls , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Black River Falls, Black River Falls , 5 miles away
AmericInn Black River Falls, Black River Falls , 5 miles away
Scottish Inns Sparta, Sparta , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Robinson Creek:
Jamboree Campground, Black River Falls, 4 miles away
Castle Mound Park, Black River Fls, 4 miles away
Black River State Forest, Black River Falls, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Robinson Creek:
Silver Mound Trail, Jackson , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Robinson Creek:
Effigy Mounds National Monument, Harpers Ferry - IA , 54 miles away
Black River State Forest, Wisconsin , 15 miles away
Wildcat Mountain State Park, Wisconsin , 31 miles away
Mill Bluff State Park, Wisconsin , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Robinson Creek:
Skyline Golf Club, Black River Falls , 5 miles away
City Of Spartan, Sparta , 9 miles away
River Run Golf Course, Sparta , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Robinson Creek
North Flowage, Monroe , 11 miles away
Douglas Pond, Jackson , 12 miles away

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