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Wisconsin whitewater, Wolf River

Menominee county, Otter Slide to Big Smokey Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     5.7 miles
 
I went rafting there two days ago and I had SO much fun! One rapid, called lower Dells, has cliffs on both sides and we jumped of them. If you jump make sure to jump far out (I hit my knee on a rock) and face toward the light green trees when you are jumping from the right side (when you are facing the rapids) Also, it is fun to swim Dave's Wave which is the second half of the lower Duck's Nest. Make sure to go down Big Smokey! And then
    pull your raft to the side of the river and go under the waterfall!! So much fun! The only bad thing was the water level was low... so we got pretty scraped up on the rocks.

We are planning a trip for 8/4/7 Are we
dragging the rafts? I really need an honest answer from someone who hasd been there lately...email-redson@madison.k12.wi.us Says Ruth Edson

I just recently went down the otter slide with my wife and some friends. We had a blast, the water was kind of cold in the begining but you get use to it quick. My favorite part is near the end of the trip you go threw a stretch that has huge rock walls on each side with pretty good rapids then
 
it opens to a big swimming hole. There are rock walls on one side it looks very tempting to jump off of the walls wich if I had to guess go up about 40 feet. But let me be the first to tell you dont jump I did and broke my ankle. Me and my buddy jumped side by side at the same time he is fine Im not I hit rocks under the water. So dont be stupid like me and jump kinda wrecks the last fall witch is by far the best one. Says Kasey

The put-in location is a short drive from Appleton, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Wisconsin and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great.

Wolf River, Otter Slide to Big Smokey Falls road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Wolf River.
 Whitewater Near Wolf River:
Wolf River, Menominee County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.7 miles long (Otter Slide to Big Smokey Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Big Smokey Falls Rafting, Menominee County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wolf River, Menominee County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 9.5 miles long (Five Islands to Keshena Falls)
Wolf River, Langlade/Menominee County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5.9 miles long (Gilmore's Mistake to Otter Slide)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Forest Campgrounds, Langlade County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - River Forest Rafts, Langlade County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wolf River, Langlade County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 9.8 miles long (Langlade to Gilmore's Mistake)
Whitewater Outfitter - Herb's Wolf River Rafting, Langlade County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Oconto River - North Branch, Oconto County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.1 miles long (Bagley Rapids Campground to Kingston Rd)
Red River, Shawano County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Lower Red Lake Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Wolf River:
Ski Brule, Michigan , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 59 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 71 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 73 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 81 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 96 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 97 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
 Hotels Near Wolf River:
Super 8 Shawano, Shawano , 13 miles away
Shawano Four Seasons Resort, Shawano , 13 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Shawano, Shawano , 13 miles away
Boarders Inn Shawano, Shawano , 14 miles away
Cobblestone Inn And Suites, Clintonville , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wolf River:
Menominee Reservation Campground, Menominee County, 2 miles away
Echo Valley Resort and Campground, White Lake, 6 miles away
Boulder Lake Lodge, White Lake, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Wolf River:
Popple Ridge Snowmobile Trail, Langlade , 5 miles away
Popple Ridge Snowmobile Trail, Langlade , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wolf River:
Shawano Lake Golf Club, Shawano , 12 miles away
McCauslin Brook Golf & Country Club, Lakewood , 16 miles away
Golden Sands Golf Community, Cecil , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Wolf River
Beauprey Lake, Menominee , 4 miles away
Boulder Lake, Oconto , 5 miles away
Upper Wapato Lake, Oconto , 13 miles away

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