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Wisconsin whitewater, Flambeau River - South Fork

Price county, FR144 to FR149 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     9.5 miles
  The wonderful Wisconsin scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The FR144 to FR149 stretch of Flambeau River - South Fork in Wisconsin is 9.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one
    day trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. The starting location is a short drive from Merrill, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further
down the page. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the FR144 to FR149 stretch is just one of them. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Smith Rapids is a stunning spot to visit
while you're at Flambeau River - South Fork. You'll meet a lot of people from Butternut here, and there is a perfect hiking trail nearby called the Newman Springs Ski Trail. This river has it all. Flambeau River - South Fork is a good site of common rain. For the duration of August this area sees the most rain, and the driest month is February. Summertime at Flambeau River - South Fork comes with high temperatures in the 70's, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 10's; night lows in the-10's for Flambeau River - South Fork.

Flambeau River - South Fork, FR144 to FR149 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 Flambeau River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Flambeau River - South Fork:
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (FR144 to FR149)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 18.9 miles long (FR149 to Highway 70)
Flambeau River - North Fork, Iron/Ashland County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.1 miles long (Turtle Dam to Agenda Landing)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.3 miles long (Simon Road Landing)
Turtle River, Iron County, 22 miles away
      Class I(III) - 16.5 miles long (Shea Dam to Turtle/Flambeau Flowage)
Flambeau River - South Fork, Price County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Lugerville)
Black River, Gogebic County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.7 miles long (Cty 513 to Ramsay)
Montreal River - West Fork, Iron/Geobegic County, 25 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.3 miles long (Gile Falls to Highway 2)
Montreal River, Iron County, 26 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 3.2 miles long (Highway 2 to Erickson Road)
Potato River, Iron County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6.1 miles long (Upson Falls to Foster Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Flambeau River - South Fork:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 29 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 29 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 31 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 31 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 56 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 58 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 92 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Hotels Near Flambeau River - South Fork:
Lake Of The Torches Resort Casino, Lac du Flambeau , 19 miles away
Super 8 Phillips, Phillips , 19 miles away
AmericInn Minocqua, Minocqua , 26 miles away
Days Inn Hurley, Hurley , 26 miles away
Comfort Inn Ironwood, Ironwood , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Flambeau River - South Fork:
Smith River Campground, Price County, 1 miles away
Smith Rapids, -blank-, 1 miles away
Fishtrap Campground, Price County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Flambeau River - South Fork:
Newman Springs Ski Trail, Price , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flambeau River - South Fork:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 63 miles away
Island Lake, Michigan , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Flambeau River - South Fork:
Tahoe Lynx Golf Course, Mercer , 13 miles away
Park Falls Country Club, Park Falls , 19 miles away
Golf Course, Prentice , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Flambeau River - South Fork
Little Muskie Lake, Iron , 5 miles away
Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Iron , 8 miles away
Duck Lake, Iron , 10 miles away

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