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Wisconsin whitewater, Red River

Shawano county, Lower Red Lake Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     4.3 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Shawano County and the water flowing gracefully down Red River have people coming here. The Lower Red Lake Dam section of Red River in Wisconsin is 4.3 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II(III) section by American Whitewater. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers
    in this state are less demanding. The starting point is not too far from Oshkosh-Neenah, as you can see on the road map further down. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Lower Red Lake Dam section
is one of them. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Put some time aside to spend at Gilmer Falls if you're here at Red River, and if you're visiting from Gresham, you won't be the only one. It's always good to go to Freeman Falls. For the duration of the warm months here at Red River, high temperatures regularly reach the 70's with nighttime lows in the 50's. For the period of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the-10's to Red River. Red River gets a normal amount of annual rainfall.

Red River, Lower Red Lake Dam 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, 2 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Lower Red Lake Dam)
Embarrass River - North Branch, Shawano County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 1.6 miles long (Leopolis dam to Branch Road)
Embarrass River, Shawano County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Hayman Falls)
Wolf River, Menominee County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 9.5 miles long (Five Islands to Keshena Falls)
Wolf River - West Branch, Menominee County, 12 miles away
      Class I-IV - 15 miles long (above Neopit millpond to Wolf River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Big Smokey Falls Rafting, Menominee County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Red River, Shawano County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 7.75 miles long (River Road to Morgan Road)
Wolf River, Menominee County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.7 miles long (Otter Slide to Big Smokey Falls)
Wolf River, Langlade/Menominee County, 15 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5.9 miles long (Gilmore's Mistake to Otter Slide)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Forest Rafts, Langlade County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Red River:
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 47 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 73 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 74 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Norway Mountain, Michigan , 76 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 80 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 85 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Devils Head, Wisconsin , 93 miles away, 500 foot drop, 16 lifts, 28 runs
 Hotels Near Red River:
Boarders Inn And Suites Of Shawano WI, Shawano , 9 miles away
Super 8 Shawano, Shawano , 10 miles away
Cobblestone Inn And Suites Of Clintonville WI, Clintonville , 11 miles away
Shawano Four Seasons Resort, Shawano , 11 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Shawano, Shawano , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Red River:
Mohican North Star Recreational Vehicle Park, Bowler, 9 miles away
Pine Grove Campground, LLC, Shawano, 10 miles away
Kellogg Kampsites, Shawano, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Red River:
Popple Ridge Snowmobile Trail, Langlade , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Red River:
Clintonville Riverside Golf Course, Clintonville , 10 miles away
Shawano Lake Golf Club, Shawano , 14 miles away
Kastle Greens, Marion , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Red River
Beauprey Lake, Menominee , 12 miles away
Shawano Lake, Shawano , 15 miles away
Boulder Lake, Oconto , 17 miles away

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