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Wisconsin whitewater, Black River

Clark county, Greenwood Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     10.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Greenwood Park stretch of Black River in Wisconsin is 10.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're
    all set. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The rivers
for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Greenwood Park section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camping stuff. The wonderful Wisconsin scenery  
and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Black River there are plenty of people from Greenwood. The warmest time of the year at Black River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's; during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 20's while Black River night low temperatures all through the wintertime are in the 0's. The yearly precipitation here at Black River is about average. The month with most of the rain is August, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Black River, Greenwood Park 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 Black River.
 Whitewater Near Black River:
Black River, Clark County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Greenwood Park)
Black River, Clark County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.6 miles long (to Neillsville)
Black River, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.3 miles long (Highway 73 to Greenwood Park)
Black River, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Neillsville to Lake Arbutus)
Black River, Jackson County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.2 miles long (Hatfield Dam to Power Plant)
Morrison Creek, Jackson County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (South Cemetery Road to Bottom Road landing)
Halls Creek, Jackson County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.7 miles long (Trow Lake Dam to Black River)
Dickey Creek, Jackson County, 20 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (to Bottom Road)
Black River - East Fork, Jackson/Clark County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 23.8 miles long (City Point to Black River Forest Campground)
Eau Claire River, Eau Claire County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Channey Rd)
 Ski Areas Near Black River:
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 62 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 65 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 66 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 75 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 84 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 95 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 97 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 98 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 98 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Black River:
Super 8 Neillsville WI, Neillsville , 8 miles away
Fairbridge Inn And Suites Thor, Thorp , 17 miles away
Rodeway Inn Abbotsford, Abbotsford , 23 miles away
AmericInn Black River Falls, Black River Falls , 25 miles away
Best Western Arrowhead Lodge & Suites, Black River Falls , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black River:
Greenwood County Park, Greenwood, 3 miles away
Snyder Lake County Park, Neillsville, 10 miles away
North Mead Lake County Park, Willard, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Black River:
Silver Mound Trail, Jackson , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black River:
Black River State Forest, Wisconsin , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River:
Neillsville Country Club, Neillsville , 8 miles away
Meadowview Golf Course, Owen , 12 miles away
Circle Hill Driving Range & Golf Course, Humbird , 18 miles away

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