Crystal River

Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981

Crystal River

Crystal River Professional Review and Guide

"Short and sweet, this section of the Crystal River is a quick paddle with a lot of maneuvering and a historic mill and covered bridge to see along the way. The paddle winds among wooded banks, gradually getting marshier before following a channel from the river to Shadow Lake. The final stretch is the open-water crossing to the takeout point.

The water under a footbridge there kicks up a little Class I wave trail; then you pass under a covered bridge just beyond about 0.7 mile. Shadow Road spans the river on a low concrete
bridge, and the current picks up a bit underneath. You’ll see a wide variety of trees—oak, birch, pine, maples, basswood, and willows in some spots."

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Trail Information

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Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
About 2 hours
Spring through fall
USGS Waupaca
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Oct 2018