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Wisconsin whitewater, Totogatic River

Washburn county, Totogatic Flowage to Colton Flowage section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     8.9 miles
Water levels must be high to do the Upper Totogatic. Otherwise you'll be dragging your canoe over rocks. But it's very wild and remote. There are also old copper mines along the river if you know where to look. Also beware that the area was sacred to the spirit Wanabuju! http://www.atthecreation.com/TOGATIG/TOGA.html Says Toga

The Totogatic Flowage to Colton Flowage section of Totogatic River is 8.9 miles long and it is classified
    as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding.
The campgrounds here at Totogatic River are pretty good. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The natural beauty of Wisconsin and the cool fresh water beats anything. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some  
time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Eau Claire, as you can see on the road map further down. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Totogatic Flowage to Colton Flowage stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some friendly people from Springbrook here. When you're here at Totogatic River it's always fun to stop at Brule River State Forest. Through the summer months at Totogatic River highs are ordinarily in the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Totogatic River, Totogatic Flowage to Colton Flowage 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 Totogatic River.
 Whitewater Near Totogatic River:
Totogatic River, Washburn County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Totogatic Flowage to Colton Flowage)
Eau Claire River, Douglas County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.4 miles long (Johnson Road to State Camp Bridge)
Namekagon River, Sawyer/Washburn County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.4 miles long (Hayward River Campground to Springbrook Landing)
Bois Brule River, Douglas County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.9 miles long (to Highway 2)
Bois Brule River, Douglas County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 8.3 miles long (Copper Range Campground to Highway 13)
St. Croix River, Douglas/Burnett County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.8 miles long (Gordon Dam to St. Croix Tr.)
Amnicon River, Douglas County, 30 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Anderson Hill Road to Cty U)
 Ski Areas Near Totogatic River:
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 34 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 50 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 79 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 81 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Giants Ridge, Minnesota , 84 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 34 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 85 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 95 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Hotels Near Totogatic River:
AmericInn Hayward, Hayward , 10 miles away
Northern Pine Inn, Hayward , 10 miles away
Flat Creek Inn And Suites, Hayward , 11 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Hayward , 11 miles away
Comfort Suites Hayward, Hayward , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Totogatic River:
Mooney Dam County Park, Brule, 6 miles away
Clearwater Resort and RV Campground, Gordon, 7 miles away
Nelson Lake Lodge, Hayward, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Totogatic River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 63 miles away
Brule River State Forest, Wisconsin , 15 miles away
Amnicon Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Totogatic River:
Forest Point Resort & Golf Course, Gordon , 7 miles away
Roynona Creek Golf Course, Hayward , 11 miles away
Hayward National Golf Club, Hayward , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Totogatic River
Red Lake, Douglas , 11 miles away
Grindstone Lake, Sawyer , 17 miles away
Lac Courte Oreilles, Sawyer , 18 miles away

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