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Wisconsin whitewater, Skillet Creek

Sauk county, Gasser Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     1.8 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Baraboo, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wisconsin are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This stretch of Skillet Creek in Wisconsin is 1.8 miles long and has been determined by American
    Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The wonderful Sauk
County scenery and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. There's camping available near Skillet Creek. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Bluff Trail, and a spree here wouldn’t be complete without a visit to nearby Devil's
 
Lake State Park. Skillet Falls is a stunning place to go to while you're at Skillet Creek. Christmas Mountain is a great local ski area; a fine place like Mirror Lake State Park is too great to leave out. Skillet Creek is in a good location in the shadow of the South Range, and Skillet Creek is not far at all from Baraboo. Hiking along the West Bluff Trail is delightful fun. A normal amount of rain falls here at Skillet Creek. September is the wettest month with most rain, and January on the other hand is the driest. For the duration of the summertime months highs here at Skillet Creek get into the 80's.

Skillet Creek, Gasser 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 Skillet Creek.
 Whitewater Near Skillet Creek:
Skillet Creek, Sauk County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.8 miles long (Gasser Road)
Baraboo River, Sauk County, 1 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4.5 miles long (Highway 12 to Highway 113)
Wisconsin River, Sauk County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Prairie du Sac)
 Ski Areas Near Skillet Creek:
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 10 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 11 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 18 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Tyrol Basin, Wisconsin , 20 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 54 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Chestnut Mountain, Illinois , 71 miles away, 475 foot drop, 4 lifts, 17 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 75 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Sundown Mountain, Iowa , 86 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 20 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 98 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
 Marinas Near Skillet Creek:
River Bay Campground and Marina, Wisconsin Dells , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Skillet Creek:
Clarion Hotel And Convention Center, Baraboo , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN Baraboo Inn, West Baraboo , 2 miles away
Inn At Wawanissee Point, Baraboo , 3 miles away
Thunderbird Motor Inn, Baraboo , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express WISCONSIN DELLS, Wisconsin Dells , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Skillet Creek:
Green Valley Campground, Baraboo, 1 miles away
Wheeler's Campground, Baraboo, 2 miles away
Baraboo Hills Campground, Baraboo, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Skillet Creek:
Bluff Trail, Sauk , 3 miles away
West Bluff Trail, Sauk , 3 miles away
East Bluff Trail, Sauk , 4 miles away
East Bluff Woods Trail, Sauk , 5 miles away
Grottos Trail, Sauk , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Skillet Creek:
Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Madison - WI , 32 miles away
North Country National Scenic Trail, Madison - WI , 32 miles away
Devil's Lake State Park, Wisconsin , 5 miles away
Mirror Lake State Park, Wisconsin , 7 miles away
Rocky Arbor State Park, Wisconsin , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Skillet Creek:
Baraboo Country Club, Baraboo , 3 miles away
Fairfield Hills Golf Course & Range, Baraboo , 5 miles away
Wild Rock Golf Club, Wisconsin Dells , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Skillet Creek
Seeley Lake, Sauk , 6 miles away
Mirror Lake, Sauk , 7 miles away
Lake Delton, Sauk , 8 miles away

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