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Wisconsin whitewater, Tyler Forks

Ashland county, Gehrman Creek to Brownstone Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     1.8 miles
  The average Wisconsin whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The Gehrman Creek to Brownstone Falls stretch of Tyler Forks is 1.8 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance
    because these hotels fill up quick. If you're coming from Eau Claire it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There are a
few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The natural beauty of Ashland County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. This is a bit of a short stretch  
so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The wild scenery of the Gogebic Range is great.

Briefly about the general area:
A short spree to Copper Falls is always worthwhile, and Copper Falls State Park is a nice location to go. Yeah, come up here to the Gogebic Range for a nice time. A visit to Tyler Forks wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Brownstone Falls. While you're here at Tyler Forks you will meet lots of folks from nearby Mellen. An average amount of precipitation falls at Tyler Forks. Most of the rain falls through August, and February is when it's the driest.

Tyler Forks, Gehrman Creek to Brownstone Falls 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 Tyler Forks.
 Whitewater Near Tyler Forks:
Tyler Forks, Ashland County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.8 miles long (Gehrman Creek to Brownstone Falls)
Bad River, Ashland County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 18.8 miles long (Devil's Gate footbridge to Elm Hoist Road)
Bad River, Ashland County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.2 miles long (Highway 169 to Devil's Gate footbridge)
Bad River, Ashland County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 20.4 miles long (Elm Hoist Road to Odanah)
Bad River, Ashland County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 7.1 miles long (Cayuga to Foster Junction railroad bridge)
Marengo River, Ashland County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.8 miles long (Government Road to Bad River)
Potato River, Iron/Ashland County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 6.5 miles long (Highway 169 to Potato River Road)
Tyler Forks, Iron County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 7.6 miles long (Moore Park to Vogues Road)
Potato River, Iron County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7.2 miles long (Foster Falls to Highway 169)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Ashland County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.6 miles long (Glidden to FR164)
 Ski Areas Near Tyler Forks:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 16 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 37 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 44 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 45 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 61 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 67 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 70 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
 Hotels Near Tyler Forks:
AmericInn Ashland, Ashland , 19 miles away
BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon, Ashland , 21 miles away
Super 8 Ashland, Ashland , 22 miles away
Quality Inn Ashland, Ashland , 24 miles away
Lucy's Place, Bayfield , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tyler Forks:
Copper Falls State Park, Mellen, 2 miles away
Wildwood Haven Resort and Campground, Mellen, 6 miles away
Wren Falls, Upson, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Tyler Forks:
Great Divide Snowmobile Trail, Ashland , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tyler Forks:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 26 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 2 miles away
Big Bay State Park, Wisconsin , 21 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tyler Forks:
Mellen Country Club, High Bridge , 8 miles away

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