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Wisconsin whitewater, Red River

Shawano county, River Road to Morgan Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III(IV)     7.75 miles
  The wonderful Shawano County scenery and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This stretch of Red River is 7.75 miles long and is a class I-III(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while
    have a lot of people coming here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The starting location is a reasonable
drive from Oshkosh-Neenah, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There's camping available near Red River. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip.

about the general area:
During your trip to Red River you'll meet some people from Gresham for sure. Through the long summer days, highs generally are in the 70's at Red River while overnight lows are ordinarily in the 50's. Throughout the wintertime highs are ordinarily in the 10's, and overnight lows throughout the wintertime for Red River tend to be in the-10's. Red River gets a common amount of rain. The month of September is the wettest with most of the rain; the driest month of the year is February.

Red River, River Road to Morgan Road 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 Red River.
 Whitewater Near Red River:
Red River, Shawano County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 7.75 miles long (River Road to Morgan Road)
Wolf River - West Branch, Menominee County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 15 miles long (above Neopit millpond to Wolf River)
Embarrass River - North Branch, Shawano County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 1.6 miles long (Leopolis dam to Branch Road)
Red River, Shawano County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Lower Red Lake Dam)
Embarrass River, Shawano County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Hayman Falls)
Embarrass River - South Branch, Shawano County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.4 miles long (Tigerton Dells)
Whitewater Outfitter - Herb's Wolf River Rafting, Langlade County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wolf River, Langlade County, 17 miles away
      Class II(III) - 9.8 miles long (Langlade to Gilmore's Mistake)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Forest Rafts, Langlade County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wolf River, Langlade/Menominee County, 17 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5.9 miles long (Gilmore's Mistake to Otter Slide)
 Ski Areas Near Red River:
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 44 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 57 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 81 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 81 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 82 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 82 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 90 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 92 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
 Hotels Near Red River:
Cobblestone Inn And Suites Of Clintonville WI, Clintonville , 15 miles away
Boarders Inn And Suites Of Shawano WI, Shawano , 18 miles away
Best Western Wittenberg Inn, Wittenberg , 19 miles away
Super 8 Shawano, Shawano , 19 miles away
Shawano Four Seasons Resort, Shawano , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Red River:
Mohican North Star Recreational Vehicle Park, Bowler, 1 miles away
Pine Grove Campground, LLC, Shawano, 4 miles away
Tilleda Falls Campground, Tilleda, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Red River:
Popple Ridge Snowmobile Trail, Langlade , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Red River:
Hartman Creek State Park, Wisconsin , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Red River:
Kastle Greens, Marion , 11 miles away
Clintonville Riverside Golf Course, Clintonville , 14 miles away
Glen Cairn Golf Course, Ogdensburg , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Red River
Beauprey Lake, Menominee , 19 miles away
Boulder Lake, Oconto , 20 miles away

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