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Wisconsin whitewater, Morrison Creek

Jackson county, South Cemetery Road to Bottom Road landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     5.3 miles
Currently the water is shallow, trees are down, and I spent most of the day in the woods or wading over the rocks. Says Kathy Hanson

This stretch of Morrison Creek in Wisconsin is 5.3 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from La Crosse, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Jackson County and the water
    flowing gracefully down Morrison Creek will make you feel great. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good
length for a morning trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The average Wisconsin whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the South Cemetery Road to Bottom Road landing stretch is one of them. A good workout  
and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Black River State Forest is a great place to stretch your legs a bit, and Morrison Creek is not far at all from Merrillan. Hiking along the Silver Mound Trail is splendid fun. From a precipitation point of view Morrison Creek is a pretty common place. The month with most of the rain is September, and February is when it's the driest.

Morrison Creek, South Cemetery Road to Bottom Road landing 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 Morrison Creek.
 Whitewater Near Morrison Creek:
Dickey Creek, Jackson County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (to Bottom Road)
Black River, Jackson County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.2 miles long (Hatfield Dam to Power Plant)
Morrison Creek, Jackson County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.3 miles long (South Cemetery Road to Bottom Road landing)
Halls Creek, Jackson County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.7 miles long (Trow Lake Dam to Black River)
Robinson Creek, Jackson County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4.9 miles long (Kelly Road to W Pine Hill Road)
Black River, Clark County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Neillsville to Lake Arbutus)
Black River, Clark County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.6 miles long (to Neillsville)
Black River - East Fork, Jackson/Clark County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 23.8 miles long (City Point to Black River Forest Campground)
Black River, Clark County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Greenwood Park)
Black River, Clark County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.3 miles long (Highway 73 to Greenwood Park)
 Ski Areas Near Morrison Creek:
Mount La Crosse, Wisconsin , 44 miles away, 516 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 71 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 72 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
Sundown Mountain, Iowa , 92 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 20 runs
Tyrol Basin, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 94 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
 Hotels Near Morrison Creek:
AmericInn Black River Falls, Black River Falls , 7 miles away
Best Western Arrowhead Lodge & Suites, Black River Falls , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Black River Falls, Black River Falls , 7 miles away
Days Inn Black River Falls, Black River Falls , 8 miles away
Super 8 Neillsville WI, Neillsville , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Morrison Creek:
West Arbutus Campground, Merrillan, 2 miles away
East Arbutus Campground, Merrillan, 3 miles away
Russell Park Campground, Merrillan, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Morrison Creek:
Silver Mound Trail, Jackson , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Morrison Creek:
Effigy Mounds National Monument, Harpers Ferry - IA , 65 miles away
Black River State Forest, Wisconsin , 8 miles away
Wildcat Mountain State Park, Wisconsin , 34 miles away
Mill Bluff State Park, Wisconsin , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Morrison Creek:
Skyline Golf Club, Black River Falls , 10 miles away
Circle Hill Driving Range & Golf Course, Humbird , 13 miles away
Neillsville Country Club, Neillsville , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Morrison Creek
North Flowage, Monroe , 12 miles away

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