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Wisconsin whitewater, Menomonee River

Waukesha county, Main Street bridge to next bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     0.4 miles
  The scenic beauty of Waukesha County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The put-in location is a short drive from Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The average Wisconsin whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are
    good for beginners. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Main Street bridge to next bridge section is one of them. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons
to come. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. There's camping available near Menomonee River. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The Main Street bridge to next  
bridge section of Menomonee River in Wisconsin is 0.4 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Havenwoods State Forest is worth stopping at if you're at Menomonee River, and everyone nearby loves skiing at Little Switzerland. While you're here at Menomonee River you will meet lots of people from close by Menomonee Falls. The amount of rain that falls at Menomonee River is close to the national average. September is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month is February. During the warmest time of the year here at Menomonee River, high temperatures frequently reach the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Menomonee River, Main Street bridge to next bridge 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 Menomonee River.
 Whitewater Near Menomonee River:
Menomonee River, Waukesha County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.4 miles long (Main Street bridge to next bridge)
Menomonee River, Milwaukee County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.8 miles long (Underwood Creek to 43rd and Monarch)
Honey Creek, Milwaukee County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 1.6 miles long (Honey Creek Parkway to Menomonee River)
Pewaukee River, Waukesha County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 1.6 miles long (Pewaukee to Waukesha)
Cedar Creek, Ozaukee County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Cedarburg City Park)
Milwaukee River, Ozaukee County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Bridge Street to Falls Road Ledge)
Milwaukee River, Milwaukee County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.4 miles long (Hampton Ave.Dam to North Ave.Dam)
Sauk Creek, Ozaukee County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Grant Street to South Milwaukee Street)
Root River, Racine County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.4 miles long (Horlick Dam to Quarry Park)
 Ski Areas Near Menomonee River:
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 14 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 18 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 26 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Alpine Valley, Wisconsin , 31 miles away, 388 foot drop, 14 lifts, 20 runs
Grand Geneva, Wisconsin , 34 miles away, 211 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Wilmot mountain, Wisconsin , 35 miles away, 260 foot drop, 11 lifts, 25 runs
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park, Illinois , 53 miles away, 180 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Villa Olivia, Illinois , 59 miles away, 180 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 60 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Four Lakes, Illinois , 70 miles away, 100 foot drop, 7 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Menomonee River:
Home2 Suites By Hilton Menomonee Falls Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls , 0 miles away
Radisson Hotel Milwaukee NW (Menomonee Falls), Menomonee Falls , 1 miles away
Super 8 Germantown/Milwaukee, Germantown , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express GERMANTOWN (NW MILWAUKEE), Germantown , 2 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Germantown, WI, Germantown , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Menomonee River:
Menomonee County Park, Lannon, 4 miles away
Wisconsin Vacation Svc, Milwaukee, 9 miles away
Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Menomonee River:
Havenwoods State Forest, Wisconsin , 10 miles away
Pike Lake State Park, Wisconsin , 16 miles away
Kettle Moraine State Forest North, Wisconsin , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Menomonee River:
Riversbend Golf Club, Germantown , 1 miles away
North Hills Golf Course, Menomonee Falls , 1 miles away
Blackstone Creek Golf Course, Germantown , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Menomonee River
Bark Lake, Washington , 7 miles away
Pewaukee Lake, Waukesha , 12 miles away
Silver Lake, Washington , 13 miles away

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