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Wisconsin whitewater, Eau Claire River

Eau Claire county, Channey Rd section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     7.9 miles
When the water is up I have always enjoyed this paddle. Fished this area since the early 1960's with my Great Grandfathers and done well on the Smallies and occasional Muskie. This is a multi use area with everything from Canoeing/Kayaking to Field Trials for Pointing Dogs.† The Wi Cover Dog Ch and Brittany Ch's are held along the river. ALso numerous Geocaches. Says Birddogger

Not worth the effort shallow keel destroying area. Drag
    drag drag your boat harshly down the stream. It's an atv area like buzzards everywhere, have too listen too them. Everyday, no fish in the puddles, and they have a biolagoon. That is city waste pumped from miles away that
spills and turns the water poison. Better off paddling where they welcome paddlers, stay out of Eau Claire county is my advice. Oh and i found out too late. One cannot camp along the rivers in Eau Claire county. NOW THAT'S AWEFULL in every sense, go further north , or out of state , terrible place that area is. Says Floatfishpaddle

The put-in location is a short drive from Eau Claire, as you can see on the road map further down. The
Channey Rd stretch of Eau Claire River in Wisconsin is 7.9 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wisconsin are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. 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. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Eau Claire River, Channey Rd road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Eau Claire River.
 Whitewater Near Eau Claire River:
Eau Claire River, Eau Claire County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Channey Rd)
Eau Claire River, Eau Claire County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 1.4 miles long (Little Falls to Big Falls)
Halls Creek, Jackson County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.7 miles long (Trow Lake Dam to Black River)
Chippewa River, Chippewa County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Jim Falls)
Yellow River, Taylor County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Gilman to Mattes Bridge)
Black River, Jackson County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.2 miles long (Hatfield Dam to Power Plant)
Black River, Clark County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.6 miles long (to Neillsville)
Dickey Creek, Jackson County, 27 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (to Bottom Road)
Black River, Clark County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Greenwood Park)
Morrison Creek, Jackson County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (South Cemetery Road to Bottom Road landing)
 Ski Areas Near Eau Claire River:
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 45 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 51 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 97 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Eau Claire River:
Econo Lodge Stanley, Stanley , 11 miles away
AmeriVu Inn And Suites Stanley, Stanley , 11 miles away
Super 8 Osseo WI, Osseo , 16 miles away
Fairbridge Inn And Suites Thor, Thorp , 18 miles away
Days Inn Black River Falls, Black River Falls , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eau Claire River:
Highland Ridge - Eau Galle Flood Control Projec, -blank-, 2 miles away
Coon Fork Lake County Park, Fairchild, 2 miles away
Lake Eau Clair Forest, Augusta, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Eau Claire River:
Hamilton Falls Snowmobile Trail, Eau Claire , 3 miles away
Silver Mound Trail, Jackson , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eau Claire River:
Old Abe State Trail, Wisconsin , 23 miles away
Lake Wissota State Park, Wisconsin , 23 miles away
Brunet Island State Park, Wisconsin , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eau Claire River:
Circle Hill Driving Range & Golf Course, Humbird , 14 miles away
Whispering Pines Golf Course, Cadott , 15 miles away
Osseo Golf & Recreation Center, Osseo , 17 miles away

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