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Wisconsin whitewater, White River

Bayfield Ashland county, Maple Ridge Road to Flowage section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     13.6 miles
  The nature scenery of Bayfield/Ashland County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Eau Claire, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Maple Ridge Road to Flowage section is one of them. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay
    the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch of White River in Bayfield/Ashland County is 13.6 miles long
and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Wisconsin tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that rivers in this  
state are not as hard as elsewhere.

Briefly about the general area:
Chequamegon National Forest is worth a visit if you're at White River, and during your trip here you'll meet some folks from Mason for sure. On a tremendous day at White River you can take a hike along the North Country Trail. The annual precipitation here at White River is about average. Throughout the month of September you get the most rain around here, and the driest of the months is February. Summer at White River comes with high temperatures in the 70's while nighttime lows are commonly in the 50's.

White River, Maple Ridge Road to 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 White River.
 Whitewater Near White River:
White River, Bayfield/Ashland County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.6 miles long (Maple Ridge Road to Flowage)
White River, Ashland County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.8 miles long (Highway 112 to Highway 13)
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10.8 miles long (Town Hall Road to Four Corner Store Road)
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 6.6 miles long (FR 194 to FR 384)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Mineral Lake to Mineral Lake Rd)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Beaverdam Lake to Highway 13)
Marengo River, Ashland County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.8 miles long (Government Road to Bad River)
Bad River, Ashland County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 20.4 miles long (Elm Hoist Road to Odanah)
Chippewa River - West Fork, Sawyer County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Moose Lake Dam to West Fork Bridge)
Bad River, Ashland County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 7.1 miles long (Cayuga to Foster Junction railroad bridge)
 Ski Areas Near White River:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 40 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 54 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 59 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 67 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 69 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 93 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near White River:
Ashland Marina, Ashland , 8 miles away
Pike's Bay Marina, Bayfield , 17 miles away
Madeline Island Yacht Club, La Pointe , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near White River:
Quality Inn Ashland, Ashland , 6 miles away
Super 8 Ashland, Ashland , 7 miles away
Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon, Ashland , 8 miles away
AmericInn Ashland, Ashland , 11 miles away
Old Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White River:
Prentice City Park, Ashland, 6 miles away
Kreher City Park, Ashland, 9 miles away
Beaver Lake, Clam Lake, 9 miles away
 Trails Near White River:
North Country Trail, Ashland , 14 miles away
Great Divide Snowmobile Trail, Ashland , 16 miles away
Rock Lake National Recreation Trail, Bayfield , 18 miles away
Virgin Pine Trail, Bayfield , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near White River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 19 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 15 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 23 miles away
Big Bay State Park, Wisconsin , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White River:
Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, Ashland , 6 miles away
Mellen Country Club, High Bridge , 16 miles away
Telemark Golf Course, Cable , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near White River
Beaver Lake, Ashland , 15 miles away
Namekagon Lake, Bayfield , 16 miles away

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