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Wisconsin whitewater, Upper Tamarack River

Douglas county, Radigan dam to Markville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     13.3 miles
  This stretch of Upper Tamarack River in Wisconsin is 13.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II(III) section. The beautiful scenery of Douglas County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from Duluth, as you can see on the road map further down. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance
    then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. This stretch is long enough
for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The campgrounds here at Upper Tamarack River are pretty good. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here  
more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Sandstone love to come to Upper Tamarack River, and while you're here you can take a hike along the Markville Snowmobile Trail. Throughout the warm months here at Upper Tamarack River, high temperatures mostly get into the 80's. All through the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 50's. Highs all through the wintertime are regularly in the 10's with temperatures at Upper Tamarack River dipping down into the-10's throughout winter nights.

Upper Tamarack River, Radigan dam to Markville 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 Upper Tamarack River.
 Whitewater Near Upper Tamarack River:
Upper Tamarack River, Douglas County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 13.3 miles long (Radigan dam to Markville)
Lower Tamarack River, Pine County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Highway 25 to Highway 48/77)
Black River, Douglas County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 4.8 miles long (Little Manitou Falls to Rail Road bridge)
St. Croix River, Douglas/Burnett County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.8 miles long (Gordon Dam to St. Croix Tr.)
St. Louis River, Carlton County, 26 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.25 miles long (CR210 to Oldenburg Point)
Midway River, Scanlon County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Highway 61 to Thomson Reservoir)
St. Louis River, Carlton County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.4 miles long (Highway 61 to Thomson Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Upper Tamarack River:
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 45 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 45 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 68 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 68 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 72 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
Welch Village, Minnesota , 83 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
Buck Hill, Minnesota , 98 miles away, 309 foot drop, 11 lifts, 13 runs
Hyland, Minnesota , 98 miles away, 175 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Upper Tamarack River:
Lodge At Crooked Lake, Siren , 19 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Spirit Mountain Duluth, Proctor , 28 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Duluth , 28 miles away
AmericInn Carlton, Carlton , 28 miles away
AmericInn Duluth South, Duluth , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Upper Tamarack River:
St. Croix NSR - Riverside Landing, Danbury, 4 miles away
Horsemans Campground, Pine County, 9 miles away
St Croix State Forest - Tamarack Horse Camp, Sandstone, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Upper Tamarack River:
Markville Snowmobile Trail, Pine , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Upper Tamarack River:
Saint Croix National Scenic River, Saint Croix Falls - WI , 44 miles away
Pattison State Park, Wisconsin , 21 miles away
St. Croix State Park, Minnesota , 24 miles away
Governor Knowles State Forest, Wisconsin , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Upper Tamarack River:
Voyager Village Country Club & Bar, Danbury , 12 miles away
Yellow Lake Golf Course, Danbury , 13 miles away
Fox Run Golf Course, Webster , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Upper Tamarack River
Phernetton Lake, Burnett , 10 miles away
Yellow Lake, Burnett , 15 miles away

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