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Wisconsin whitewater, Sauk Creek

Ozaukee county, Grant Street to South Milwaukee Street section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     1.5 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. This section of Sauk Creek is 1.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Wisconsin and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on
    the river in one stretch. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. No need to look hard for hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping
in your car. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Grant Street to South Milwaukee Street section is one of them. The put-in is not too far from Sheboygan, as you can see on the road map further down. The campgrounds here at Sauk Creek are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Sauk Creek there
are plenty of folks from Port Washington, and Harrington Beach State Park is a fine site to stop by. Havenwoods State Forest is a good location. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Sauk Creek. Summer overnight lows fall down to the 50's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 20's while Sauk Creek nighttime low temperatures through the winter are in the 0's. The annual rain here at Sauk Creek is about average. September is the month that gets the most rain while February is ordinarily the driest month.

Sauk Creek, Grant Street to South Milwaukee Street 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 Sauk Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sauk Creek:
Sauk Creek, Ozaukee County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Grant Street to South Milwaukee Street)
Milwaukee River, Ozaukee County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Bridge Street to Falls Road Ledge)
Cedar Creek, Ozaukee County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Cedarburg City Park)
Milwaukee River, Milwaukee County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.4 miles long (Hampton Ave.Dam to North Ave.Dam)
Sheboygan River, Sheboygan County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 0.5 miles long (downtown Sheboygan Falls)
Menomonee River, Waukesha County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.4 miles long (Main Street bridge to next bridge)
Honey Creek, Milwaukee County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 1.6 miles long (Honey Creek Parkway to Menomonee River)
Menomonee River, Milwaukee County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.8 miles long (Underwood Creek to 43rd and Monarch)
Pewaukee River, Waukesha County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 1.6 miles long (Pewaukee to Waukesha)
 Ski Areas Near Sauk Creek:
Sunburst, Wisconsin , 25 miles away, 225 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Little Switzerland, Wisconsin , 28 miles away, 200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Highlands of Olympia, Wisconsin , 44 miles away, 205 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Hidden Valley, Wisconsin , 45 miles away, 200 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Wilmot mountain, Wisconsin , 50 miles away, 260 foot drop, 11 lifts, 25 runs
Alpine Valley, Wisconsin , 50 miles away, 388 foot drop, 14 lifts, 20 runs
Grand Geneva, Wisconsin , 53 miles away, 211 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park, Illinois , 69 miles away, 180 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Villa Olivia, Illinois , 73 miles away, 180 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Four Lakes, Illinois , 82 miles away, 100 foot drop, 7 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Sauk Creek:
Holiday Inn HARBORVIEW - PORT WASHINGTON, Port Washington , 1 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Port Washington, WI, Port Washington , 1 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Grafton, Grafton , 5 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Grafton/Milwaukee, Grafton , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Grafton, Grafton , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sauk Creek:
Waubedonia County Park, Fredonia, 7 miles away
Willow Mill Campsite, Rio, 11 miles away
Lazy Day's Campground, West Bend, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sauk Creek:
Harrington Beach State Park, Wisconsin , 7 miles away
Havenwoods State Forest, Wisconsin , 15 miles away
Kohler-Andrae State Park, Wisconsin , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sauk Creek:
Fire Ridge Golf Club Grounds, Grafton , 4 miles away
Hawthorne Hills, Saukville , 5 miles away
Squires Country Club, Port Washington , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Sauk Creek
Erler Lake, Washington , 16 miles away
Lake Ellen, Sheboygan , 16 miles away

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