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Wisconsin whitewater, White River

Ashland county, Highway 112 to Highway 13 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     0.8 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Eau Claire, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Wisconsin is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The wonderful Wisconsin scenery and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system,
    the Highway 112 to Highway 13 stretch is one of them. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a very short section so no need to bring snacks.
Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. The Highway 112 to Highway 13 section of White River in Wisconsin is 0.8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. There's camping available near White River. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near.

about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Ashland here. White River is a good site of normal rain. For the duration of September this area sees the most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture. For the duration of the days of summer at White River temperatures are commonly in the 70's with night lows in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 10's, and winter nights come with lows in the-10's to White River.

White River, Highway 112 to Highway 13 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, Ashland County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.8 miles long (Highway 112 to Highway 13)
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10.8 miles long (Town Hall Road to Four Corner Store Road)
White River, Bayfield/Ashland County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.6 miles long (Maple Ridge Road to Flowage)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 10.3 miles long (Beaverdam Lake to Highway 13)
Brunsweiler River, Ashland County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (Mineral Lake to Mineral Lake Rd)
Marengo River, Bayfield County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 6.6 miles long (FR 194 to FR 384)
Marengo River, Ashland County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.8 miles long (Government Road to Bad River)
Bad River, Ashland County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 20.4 miles long (Elm Hoist Road to Odanah)
Bad River, Ashland County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 18.8 miles long (Devil's Gate footbridge to Elm Hoist Road)
Bad River, Ashland County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.2 miles long (Highway 169 to Devil's Gate footbridge)
 Ski Areas Near White River:
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 35 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 56 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Lutsen, Minnesota , 57 miles away, 1088 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 58 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 62 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 64 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 88 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 92 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near White River:
Ashland Marina, Ashland , 4 miles away
Pike's Bay Marina, Bayfield , 14 miles away
Madeline Island Yacht Club, La Pointe , 15 miles away
Roy's Point Marina, Bayfield , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near White River:
Super 8 Ashland, Ashland , 4 miles away
Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon, Ashland , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Ashland, Ashland , 5 miles away
AmericInn Ashland, Ashland , 7 miles away
Old Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White River:
Prentice City Park, Ashland, 4 miles away
Kreher City Park, Ashland, 5 miles away
West End Thompson City Park, Washburn, 8 miles away
 Trails Near White River:
Great Divide Snowmobile Trail, Ashland , 15 miles away
North Country Trail, Ashland , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near White River:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield - WI , 16 miles away
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin , 16 miles away
Copper Falls State Park, Wisconsin , 19 miles away
Big Bay State Park, Wisconsin , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White River:
Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, Ashland , 4 miles away
Mellen Country Club, High Bridge , 12 miles away
Madeline Island Golf Club, La Pointe , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near White River
Beaver Lake, Ashland , 16 miles away
Namekagon Lake, Bayfield , 20 miles away

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