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Wisconsin whitewater, Marengo River

Ashland county, Government Road to Bad River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     4.8 miles
  The nature scenery of Wisconsin and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The Government Road to Bad River stretch of Marengo River is 4.8 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American
    Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. When you're paddling down a Gogebic Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and
some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The starting location is a short drive from Eau Claire, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting your paddling muscles  
activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Copper Falls State Park is a nice spot to go if you're at Marengo River, and the Great Divide Snowmobile Trail offers hiking at its best. Just can't get enough of the Gogebic Range. Here at Marengo River you'll perhaps meet some folks from High Bridge. A common amount of rain falls here at Marengo River. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain while February is ordinarily the driest month.

Marengo River, Government Road to Bad River 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, Ashland County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.8 miles long (Government Road to Bad River)
Bad River, Ashland County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 20.4 miles long (Elm Hoist Road to Odanah)
Bad River, Ashland County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 18.8 miles long (Devil's Gate footbridge to Elm Hoist Road)
Bad River, Ashland County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.2 miles long (Highway 169 to Devil's Gate footbridge)
Tyler Forks, Ashland County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.8 miles long (Gehrman Creek to Brownstone Falls)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Beaverdam Lake to Highway 13)
Bad River, Ashland County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 7.1 miles long (Cayuga to Foster Junction railroad bridge)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Mineral Lake to Mineral Lake Rd)
White River, Ashland County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.8 miles long (Highway 112 to Highway 13)
Potato River, Iron/Ashland County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 6.5 miles long (Highway 169 to Potato River Road)
 Ski Areas Near Marengo River:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 22 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 43 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 50 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 52 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 59 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 63 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 76 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Marengo River:
Ashland Marina, Ashland , 14 miles away
Madeline Island Yacht Club, La Pointe , 18 miles away
Pike's Bay Marina, Bayfield , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Marengo River:
AmericInn Ashland, Ashland , 13 miles away
Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon, Ashland , 14 miles away
Super 8 Ashland, Ashland , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Ashland, Ashland , 17 miles away
Old Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Marengo River:
Copper Falls State Park, Mellen, 6 miles away
Mineral Lake - Chequamegon National Forest, Park Falls, 10 miles away
Mineral Lake, Marengo, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Marengo River:
Great Divide Snowmobile Trail, Ashland , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Marengo River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 20 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 5 miles away
Big Bay State Park, Wisconsin , 18 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Marengo River:
Mellen Country Club, High Bridge , 3 miles away
Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, Ashland , 16 miles away
Madeline Island Golf Club, La Pointe , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Marengo River
Beaver Lake, Ashland , 19 miles away

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