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Wisconsin whitewater, Fox River

Outagamie county, 1000 Islands section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III(IV)     1.5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Appleton, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Outagamie County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The 1000 Islands section of Fox River in Wisconsin is 1.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III(IV) section of whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't
    find many other paddling spots. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the 1000 Islands section is one of them. This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks. If you've been whitewater rafting
and kayaking outside Wisconsin you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

about the general area:
Here at Fox River there are plenty of folks from Kaukauna; High Cliff State Park is a beautiful spot any time of year. High temperatures at Fox River during the summer are in the 80's. During the moonlight hours it's usually in the 60's. All through the winter highs are frequently in the 20's with temperatures at Fox River dipping down into the 0's during winter nights. The amount of rainfall that falls at Fox River is close to the national average. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain while February is mostly the driest month.

Fox River, 1000 Islands 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 Fox River.
 Whitewater Near Fox River:
Fox River, Outagamie County, 0 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 1.5 miles long (1000 Islands)
Bower Creek, Brown County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4.3 miles long (Fonferek Falls to Highway V)
Baird Creek, Brown County, 25 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.6 miles long (Moon Valley Drive)
Manitowoc River, Manitowoc County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.7 miles long (Clark Mills to Mill Road)
 Ski Areas Near Fox River:
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 35 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 39 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 46 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 61 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 64 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Alpine Valley, Wisconsin , 77 miles away, 388 foot drop, 14 lifts, 20 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 80 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Grand Geneva, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 211 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Wilmot mountain, Wisconsin , 88 miles away, 260 foot drop, 11 lifts, 25 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 92 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
 Marinas Near Fox River:
Menasha Marina, Menasha , 13 miles away
Riverplace Marina & Yacht, Green Bay , 18 miles away
Calumet Harbor Marina, Malone , 18 miles away
Allouez Yacht Harbor, Green Bay , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Fox River:
Days Inn & Suites Kaukauna WI, Kaukauna , 1 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Appleton North, WI, Little Chute , 4 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Kimberly, Kimberly , 6 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Appleton-Kimberly, Kimberly , 6 miles away
AmericInn Appleton, Appleton , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fox River:
Happy Hollow Camping Resort, De Pere, 5 miles away
Apple Creek Campground, De Pere, 7 miles away
High Cliff State Park, Sherwood, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fox River:
High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin , 6 miles away
Heritage Hill State Park, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
Kettle Moraine State Forest North, Wisconsin , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fox River:
Royal St Patrick's Golf Course, Kaukauna , 1 miles away
Eagle Links Golf Club, Kaukauna , 2 miles away
Countryside Golf Club, Kaukauna , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Fox River
Little Lake Butte Des Morts, Winnebago , 14 miles away
Lake Winnebago, Winnebago , 17 miles away

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