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Wisconsin whitewater, Chippewa River

Chippewa county, Jim Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     0.5 miles
Jim Falls wi. will host a whitewater slalom race on Aug 16th 2015 Contact for this event is Glenn 1-715-226-0842 Says Glenn Felske

Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The natural beauty of Chippewa County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. This is a very short
    stretch so no need to bring snacks. 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. This stretch
of Chippewa River in Chippewa County is 0.5 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. There's camping available near Chippewa River. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Jim Falls section is one of them. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Eau  
Claire, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Jim Falls here; places like Lake Wissota State Park are great to take a look at. Near Chippewa River you come across the Deer Fly Trail which is a glorious hiking trail; Old Abe State Trail is a glorious place to have a look at. This is a really good river. There is a good hiking trail close to Chippewa River called the Hay Meadow Trail.

Chippewa River, Jim Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Chippewa River.
 Whitewater Near Chippewa River:
Chippewa River, Chippewa County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Jim Falls)
Duncan Creek, Chippewa County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.5 miles long (Glen Loch Dam to Chippewa River)
Eau Claire River, Eau Claire County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 1.4 miles long (Little Falls to Big Falls)
Chippewa River, Eau Claire County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 0.5 miles long (Downtown EauClaire)
Eau Claire River, Eau Claire County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Channey Rd)
 Ski Areas Near Chippewa River:
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 23 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 64 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 90 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 98 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
 Marinas Near Chippewa River:
Lake Holcombe Marina, Holcombe , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Chippewa River:
Chippewa Falls WI Cobblestone Hotel And Suites, Chippewa Falls , 10 miles away
AmericInn Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Falls , 11 miles away
Avalon Hotel And Conference Center, Chippewa Falls , 11 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chippewa Falls, WI, Chippewa Falls , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Falls , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chippewa River:
Lake Wissota State Park, Chippewa Falls, 4 miles away
Brunet Island State Park, Cornell, 6 miles away
O'Neil Creek Campground, Chippewa Falls, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Chippewa River:
Hay Meadow Trail, Chippewa , 7 miles away
Deer Fly Trail, Chippewa , 7 miles away
Hickory Ridge Trail, Chippewa , 8 miles away
Moonridge Trail, Chippewa , 8 miles away
O'Neil Creek Flowage Trail, Chippewa , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chippewa River:
Lake Wissota State Park, Wisconsin , 4 miles away
Old Abe State Trail, Wisconsin , 10 miles away
Brunet Island State Park, Wisconsin , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chippewa River:
Lake Wissota Golf Course, Chippewa Falls , 6 miles away
Timber Terrace Golf Course, Chippewa Falls , 9 miles away
Whispering Pines Golf Course, Cadott , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Chippewa River
Lake Wissota, Chippewa , 7 miles away
Cindy Lake, Chippewa , 8 miles away
Holcombe Flowage, Chippewa , 13 miles away

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