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Lincoln county, Camp 10 to Menard Isle section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     4 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Merrill, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This section of Wisconsin River in Lincoln County is 4 miles long and has been determined by American
    Whitewater to be a class I-II(III) section. The campgrounds here at Wisconsin River are pretty good. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these
hotels fill up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. The Camp 10 to Menard Isle stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a great
hiking trail in the neighborhood of Wisconsin River called the Bearskin State Park Trail, and Whirlpool Rapids is an inspiring location to explore while here. Here at Wisconsin River there are plenty of folks from Gleason. High temperatures at Wisconsin River during the days of summer are in the 70's. Summer night lows sink down to the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 10's, and nighttime lows at Wisconsin River through the wintertime commonly descend into the-10's. Wisconsin River gets a normal amount of annual precipitation. August is the month that gets the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Wisconsin River, Camp 10 to Menard Isle 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, Lincoln County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4 miles long (Camp 10 to Menard Isle)
Wisconsin River, Oneida County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.3 miles long (Rhinelander)
Prairie River, Lincoln County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 3.9 miles long (Haymeadow Creek to Prairie Road)
Pine River, Lincoln County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.2 miles long (Center Rd)
Wisconsin River, Lincoln County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 1 miles long (Grandfather Falls)
Trappe River, Marathon County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.1 miles long (to Rocky Ridge Road)
New Wood River, Lincoln County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.1 miles long (to Tesch Road)
Wisconsin River, Marathon County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.35 miles long (Wausau Slalom Course)
Eau Claire River, Marathon County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4.6 miles long (Eau Claire Dells to Badger Road)
 Ski Areas Near Wisconsin River:
Granite Peak, Wisconsin , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 74 runs
Indianhead, Michigan , 55 miles away, 638 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blackjack, Michigan , 57 miles away, 465 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 33 runs
Ski Brule, Michigan , 62 miles away, 500 foot drop, 11 lifts, 17 runs
Porcupine Mountain, Michigan , 62 miles away, 641 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Nordic Mountain, Wisconsin , 73 miles away, 265 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Whitecap Mountain, Wisconsin , 73 miles away, 400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 43 runs
Christmas Mountain, Wisconsin , 96 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin , 99 miles away, 460 foot drop, 10 lifts, 35 runs
 Hotels Near Wisconsin River:
Americas Best Value Inn Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 8 miles away
Quality Inn Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 8 miles away
AmericInn Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 8 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn Rhinelander, Rhinelander , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wisconsin River:
Northforest Campgrounds, Tomahawk, 3 miles away
Otter Lake County Park, Gleason, 5 miles away
Birkensee Resort, Tomahawk, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Wisconsin River:
Bearskin State Park Trail, Oneida , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wisconsin River:
Council Grounds State Park, Wisconsin , 23 miles away
Rib Mountain State Park, Wisconsin , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wisconsin River:
Rhinelander's Northwood Golf, Rhinelander , 5 miles away
Rhinelander Country club Professional, Rhinelander , 10 miles away
Pinewood Country Club, Harshaw , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Wisconsin River
Buck Lake, Oneida , 8 miles away
Lake Alice, Lincoln , 11 miles away
Bearskin Lake, Oneida , 14 miles away

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