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Wisconsin whitewater, Baird Creek

Brown county, Moon Valley Drive section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     0.6 miles
I am the past president of the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation and I am also an experienced paddler. I comfortably do Class 4 water and I have done some Class 5. I am not sure if I would recommend that section of Baird Creek for anyone. There is only enough water during extreme flood situations. Most years there is no single flood event that would bring Baird Creek up to paddleable levels. There are a tremendous number of logs and entire
    trees across the creek. During flood situations the potential to get pinned against or under deadfalls would be very high. Says Charles Frisk

The wonderful Brown County scenery and the beautiful way the water current
moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. 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 the rivers in this state are less demanding. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other rivers  
for that. If you're coming from Green Bay it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Moon Valley Drive section of Baird Creek in Wisconsin is 0.6 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Baird Creek is right next door to Heritage Hill State Park which is a beautiful place, and during your visit here you'll meet some folks from New Franken for sure.

Baird Creek, Moon Valley Drive 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 Baird Creek.
 Whitewater Near Baird Creek:
Baird Creek, Brown County, 0 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.6 miles long (Moon Valley Drive)
Bower Creek, Brown County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4.3 miles long (Fonferek Falls to Highway V)
Devil's River, Manitowoc County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.9 miles long (Pleasant Road to Highway 147)
Neshota River, Manitowoc County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Zander Road to Highway 147)
Manitowoc River, Manitowoc County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.7 miles long (Clark Mills to Mill Road)
Fox River, Outagamie County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (1000 Islands)
 Ski Areas Near Baird Creek:
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 17 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 53 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 62 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 79 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 88 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 92 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Gladstone Ski Park, Michigan , 93 miles away, 200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Valley, Wisconsin , 93 miles away, 388 foot drop, 14 lifts, 20 runs
Grand Geneva, Wisconsin , 98 miles away, 211 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Baird Creek:
South Bay Marina, Green Bay , 4 miles away
Allouez Yacht Harbor, Green Bay , 6 miles away
Riverplace Marina & Yacht, Green Bay , 8 miles away
Windjammer's Sailing Club, Suamico , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Baird Creek:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Green Bay East, WI, Green Bay , 1 miles away
Super 8 Green Bay I-43 Bus. Park, Green Bay , 1 miles away
AmericInn Green Bay East, Green Bay , 2 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Green Bay WI., Green Bay , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GREEN BAY EAST, Green Bay , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Baird Creek:
Shady Acres Campsites, Denmark, 8 miles away
Brown County Fairgrounds, De Pere, 9 miles away
Bay Shore County Park, New Franken, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Baird Creek:
Heritage Hill State Park, Wisconsin , 7 miles away
Copper Culture State Park, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Baird Creek:
Woods Golf Club, Green Bay , 2 miles away
Green Bay Country Club, Green Bay , 3 miles away
Ledgeview Golf Course, De Pere , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Baird Creek
Engledinger Lake, Kewaunee , 17 miles away

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