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Michigan whitewater, Red Cedar River

Ingham county, Williamston section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I     0.1 miles
I'm looking for about a 4-hour trip including the rapids. Where are launches to put in and take out? Says Sara

This section of Red Cedar River in Michigan is 0.1 miles long and is a class I section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The average Michigan whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy.
    And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Williamston stretch is one of them. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want
to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is an extremely short section so no need to bring snacks. The put-in location is a short drive from Owosso, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The nature scenery of Michigan and the water flowing gracefully down Red Cedar River are in themselves reasons  
enough to come here to paddle. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Williamston come to Red Cedar River. For the period of the months of summer here at Red Cedar River, high temperatures commonly get into the 80's with overnight lows in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's, and after the sun is down throughout the wintertime temperatures at Red Cedar River descend into the 10's. An average amount of precipitation falls at Red Cedar River.

Red Cedar River, Williamston 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 Red Cedar River.
 Whitewater Near Red Cedar River:
Red Cedar River, Ingham County, 14 miles away
      Class I - 0.1 miles long (MSU Wave)
 Ski Areas Near Red Cedar River:
Mount Brighton, Michigan , 34 miles away, 250 foot drop, 18 lifts, 26 runs
Apple Mountain, Michigan , 41 miles away, 220 foot drop, 6 lifts, 12 runs
Mount Holly, Michigan , 50 miles away, 350 foot drop, 13 lifts, 17 runs
Pine Knob, Michigan , 63 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 14 runs
Cannonsburg, Michigan , 86 miles away, 250 foot drop, 12 lifts, 18 runs
Skyline Ski Slide, Michigan , 100 miles away, 210 foot drop, 5 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Red Cedar River:
Comfort Inn Okemos - East Lansing, Okemos , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LANSING-OKEMOS (MSU AREA), Okemos , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites East Lansing Okemos, Okemos , 10 miles away
Staybridge Suites LANSING-OKEMOS, Okemos , 11 miles away
Fairfield Inn East Lansing, Okemos , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Red Cedar River:
Moon Lake Campground, Laingsburg, 7 miles away
Wheel Inn Campground, Leslie, 12 miles away
Deercreek Resort, Stockbridge, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Red Cedar River:
Sleepy Hollow State Park, Michigan , 15 miles away
Pinckney State Recreation Area, Michigan , 23 miles away
Brighton Recreation Area, Michigan , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Red Cedar River:
Brookshire Inn Restaurant & Golf Club, Williamston , 0 miles away
Glenbrier Golf Course & Driving Range, Perry , 5 miles away
Meridian Sun Golf Club, Haslett , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Red Cedar River
Ward Lake, Shiawassee , 6 miles away
Jones Lake, Ingham , 13 miles away
Mud Lake, Ingham , 18 miles away

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