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Cerro Gordo county, East Park to Wren Avenue section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     10 miles
  The scenic beauty of Cerro Gordo County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The East Park to Wren Avenue section of Winnebago River in Cerro Gordo County is 10 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
    fill up quick. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Mason City, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.
Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other spots. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the East Park to Wren Avenue stretch is one of them. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
you desire a little side tour, try Big Gully; lots of people from Mason City come here. The amount of rainfall that falls at Winnebago River is close to the national average. Most of the rain falls throughout June; January is the month with the least moisture. Summer brings highs in the 80's to Winnebago River. During the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 60's. For the period of the winter the highs are regularly in the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Winnebago River.

Winnebago River, East Park to Wren Avenue road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Winnebago River.
 Whitewater Near Winnebago River:
Winnebago River, Cerro Gordo County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (East Park to Wren Avenue)
 Ski Areas Near Winnebago River:
Welch Village, Minnesota , 77 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
Seven Oaks, Iowa , 80 miles away, 275 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Mount Kato, Minnesota , 81 miles away, 240 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Buck Hill, Minnesota , 81 miles away, 309 foot drop, 11 lifts, 13 runs
Fun Valley, Iowa , 87 miles away, 240 foot drop, 5 lifts, 14 runs
Hyland, Minnesota , 88 miles away, 175 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 90 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
 Marinas Near Winnebago River:
Sunset Bay Marina, Clear Lake , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Winnebago River:
Quality Inn & Suites Mason City, Mason City , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn & Stes Mason City, Mason City , 8 miles away
Days Inn Mason City, Mason City , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MASON CITY, Mason City , 9 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City, IA, Mason City , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Winnebago River:
Mason City Campground, Cerro Gordo County, 4 miles away
Wilkinson Pioneer County Park, Rock Falls, 5 miles away
Margaret MacNider Park, Mason City, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Winnebago River:
Mc Intosh Woods State Park, Iowa , 23 miles away
Myre Big Island State Park, Minnesota , 29 miles away
Rice Lake State Park, Iowa , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Winnebago River:
Highland Park Golf Course, Mason City , 5 miles away
Pine Creek Golf Club, Mason City , 6 miles away
Off Season In Door Golf, Mason City , 6 miles away

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