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Wisconsin whitewater, Big Rib River

Taylor Lincoln county, Highway 64 to Greiner Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     2.45 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Taylor/Lincoln County and the water flowing gracefully down Big Rib River beats anything. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wisconsin are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The Highway 64 to Greiner Road section of Big Rib River is 2.45 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater.
    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. The put-in location is a reasonable drive
from Wausau, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway 64 to Greiner Road stretch is one of them. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.  
This is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular location for people from Athens. At Big Rib River during the months of summer highs are in the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 10's, and winter nights come with lows in the-10's to Big Rib River. Big Rib River gets a typical amount of annual rainfall. Throughout the month of September you get the most rain around here; the driest month is February.

Big Rib River, Highway 64 to Greiner Road 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 Big Rib River.
 Whitewater Near Big Rib River:
Big Rib River, Taylor/Lincoln County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 2.45 miles long (Highway 64 to Greiner Road)
Black Creek, Marathon County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 1.4 miles long (Athens City Park to Pioneer Road)
New Wood River, Lincoln County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.1 miles long (to Tesch Road)
Wisconsin River, Lincoln County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 1 miles long (Grandfather Falls)
Wisconsin River, Marathon County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.35 miles long (Wausau Slalom Course)
 Ski Areas Near Big Rib River:
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 66 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 66 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 67 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 67 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 76 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 78 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 86 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 88 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
 Hotels Near Big Rib River:
AmericInn Medford, Medford , 20 miles away
Boarders Inn And Suites Of Medford WI, Medford , 20 miles away
Rodeway Inn Abbotsford, Abbotsford , 21 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Marshfield, Marshfield , 23 miles away
Woodfield Inn And Suites, Marshfield , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Rib River:
Athens Memorial Park, Athens, 6 miles away
Taylor Co Forest - Camp 8, Rib Lake, 9 miles away
Taylor Co Forest - Wood Lake, Rib Lake, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Rib River:
Council Grounds State Park, Wisconsin , 21 miles away
Rib Mountain State Park, Wisconsin , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Rib River:
Pine Valley Golf Course, Marathon , 19 miles away
Mystique Meadows, Stratford , 20 miles away

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