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Wisconsin whitewater, Marengo River

Bayfield county, FR 194 to FR 384 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III(V+)     6.6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Wisconsin and the playfulness of the water beats anything. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Eau Claire, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The FR 194 to FR 384 stretch of Marengo River in Wisconsin is 6.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III(V+) section. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the FR 194 to FR
    384 section is just one of many. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whitewater rafting and kayaking
spots in Wisconsin are easier than the national norm, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater paddling here in the Gogebic Range  
is a great experience. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the North Country Trail, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Clam Lake here. And that's not all there is to do here in the Gogebic Range. Don't leave Marengo River without first going for a hike along the Great Divide Snowmobile Trail. A journey to Chequamegon National Forest rejuvenates the spirit. Summertime brings highs in the 70's to Marengo River. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 50's.

Marengo River, FR 194 to FR 384 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 Marengo River.
 Whitewater Near Marengo River:
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 6.6 miles long (FR 194 to FR 384)
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10.8 miles long (Town Hall Road to Four Corner Store Road)
White River, Bayfield/Ashland County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.6 miles long (Maple Ridge Road to Flowage)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Mineral Lake to Mineral Lake Rd)
White River, Ashland County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.8 miles long (Highway 112 to Highway 13)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Beaverdam Lake to Highway 13)
Chippewa River - West Fork, Sawyer County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Moose Lake Dam to West Fork Bridge)
Chippewa River - East Fork, Sawyer County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.4 miles long (Blaisdell Lake to Winter Dam)
Marengo River, Ashland County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.8 miles long (Government Road to Bad River)
Bad River, Ashland County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 7.1 miles long (Cayuga to Foster Junction railroad bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Marengo River:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 40 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 47 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 62 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 68 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 68 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 70 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 95 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Marengo River:
Ashland Marina, Ashland , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Marengo River:
Quality Inn Ashland, Ashland , 14 miles away
Super 8 Ashland, Ashland , 15 miles away
Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon, Ashland , 16 miles away
AmericInn Ashland, Ashland , 18 miles away
Old Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Marengo River:
Beaver Lake, Clam Lake, 5 miles away
Day Lake Campground, Ashland County, 7 miles away
Namekagon Lake, Grand View, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Marengo River:
North Country Trail, Ashland , 11 miles away
Great Divide Snowmobile Trail, Ashland , 12 miles away
Rock Lake National Recreation Trail, Bayfield , 13 miles away
Black Lake Trail, Ashland , 15 miles away
Virgin Pine Trail, Bayfield , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Marengo River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 27 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 7 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 23 miles away
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Marengo River:
Telemark Golf Course, Cable , 10 miles away
Lakewoods Resort & Golf Forest Ridges Golf Course, Cable , 11 miles away
Teal Wing Golf Club, Hayward , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Marengo River
Beaver Lake, Ashland , 8 miles away
Namekagon Lake, Bayfield , 10 miles away
Blaisdell Lake, Sawyer , 18 miles away

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