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Wisconsin whitewater, Wisconsin River

Oneida county, Rhinelander section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     0.3 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Wisconsin and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The starting location is a short drive from Merrill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Wisconsin River in Wisconsin is 0.3 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Rhinelander section is just one of many.
    Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other spots for that. A bit of
exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section is very short so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
The cheerful people of Rhinelander like to hang out close by. For the period of the summertime highs here at Wisconsin River reach the 70's; throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. All
through the winter highs are in the 10's, and nighttime lows in the-10's for Wisconsin River. Wisconsin River gets a normal amount of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is August, and the driest month of the year is February.

Wisconsin River, Rhinelander 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 Wisconsin River.
 Whitewater Near Wisconsin River:
Wisconsin River, Oneida County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.3 miles long (Rhinelander)
Wisconsin River, Lincoln County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4 miles long (Camp 10 to Menard Isle)
Prairie River, Lincoln County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 3.9 miles long (Haymeadow Creek to Prairie Road)
Pine River, Lincoln County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.2 miles long (Center Rd)
Trappe River, Marathon County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.1 miles long (to Rocky Ridge Road)
Wisconsin River, Lincoln County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 1 miles long (Grandfather Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Wisconsin River:
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 56 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 58 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 59 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 75 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 77 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
 Marinas Near Wisconsin River:
Eagle River Marine, Eagle River , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Wisconsin River:
Days Inn & Suites Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 1 miles away
AmericInn Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 1 miles away
Quality Inn Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 1 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 1 miles away
Comfort Inn Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wisconsin River:
West Bay Camping Resort, Rhinelander, 5 miles away
Lake George Campsite, Rhinelander, 7 miles away
Running's Campground and Bar, Rhinelander, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Wisconsin River:
Bearskin State Park Trail, Oneida , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wisconsin River:
Council Grounds State Park, Wisconsin , 31 miles away
Ottawa National Forest, Michigan , 38 miles away
Rib Mountain State Park, Wisconsin , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wisconsin River:
Rhinelander Country club Professional, Rhinelander , 1 miles away
Rhinelander's Northwood Golf, Rhinelander , 5 miles away
St Germain Golf Club, Saint Germain , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Wisconsin River
Buck Lake, Oneida , 2 miles away
North Nokomis Lake, Oneida , 11 miles away
Rainbow Flowage 740, Oneida , 13 miles away

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