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Wisconsin whitewater, Turtle Creek

Rock county, Shopiere section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     4.7 miles
 
The dam at Shopiere is no more, it was removed quite some time ago. I'm not sure just when, but it's benn at least a couple of years ago Says Don B

We discovered on a trip to the fox but found the fox running too fast to enjoy. Thank you for the info. I am an amputee, so info on put in and take out has been greatly appreciated. Says Vincent Hack

Very fun!  Great trip for 2-3 friends.  We set in at the dam at Sweet-Allyn Memorial
    Park, and traveled upstream with ease to the arched railroad bridge (E Cty Rd. J). Says Danial

I live on Turtle Creek and my husband and I are planning a overnight canoe trip for next weekend. Should be a blast with
all this rain! Says Adrianne

The nature scenery of Wisconsin and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Janesville, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Wisconsin are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This river system has a few good paddling
 
sections and the Shopiere section is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other places. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section of Turtle Creek is 4.7 miles long and has been rated as a class I section by American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Turtle Creek, Shopiere road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Turtle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Turtle Creek:
Turtle Creek, Rock County, 3 miles away
      Class I - 4.7 miles long (Shopiere)
 Ski Areas Near Turtle Creek:
Alpine Valley, Wisconsin , 34 miles away, 388 foot drop, 14 lifts, 20 runs
Grand Geneva, Wisconsin , 35 miles away, 211 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 39 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park, Illinois , 47 miles away, 180 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Wilmot mountain, Wisconsin , 49 miles away, 260 foot drop, 11 lifts, 25 runs
Villa Olivia, Illinois , 55 miles away, 180 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 58 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 63 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Tyrol Basin, Wisconsin , 65 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 66 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
 Marinas Near Turtle Creek:
Edgewater Resort Lungos, Loves Park , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Turtle Creek:
Lions Beach, Rock , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Turtle Creek:
Baymont Inn & Suites Beloit, Beloit , 6 miles away
Rodeway Inn Beloit, Beloit , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Beloit, Beloit , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BELOIT, Beloit , 7 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Beloit, Beloit , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Turtle Creek:
Oaks Campground, Clinton, 5 miles away
Kamp Dakota, Janesville, 8 miles away
Turtle Creek Campsite, Beloit, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Turtle Creek:
Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Madison - WI , 44 miles away
North Country National Scenic Trail, Madison - WI , 44 miles away
Rock Cut State Park, Illinois , 13 miles away
Kettle Moraine State Forest South, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
Aztalan State Park, Wisconsin , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Turtle Creek:
Turtle Golf Course, Clinton , 2 miles away
Green Acres Golf Course, Lake Nebagamon , 5 miles away
Cecelia's Golf Course, Janesville , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Turtle Creek
Pierce Lake, Winnebago , 14 miles away
Lake Koshkonong, Jefferson , 15 miles away
Whitewater Lake, Walworth , 17 miles away

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