Crystal River

Waupaca, Wisconsin

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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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"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."

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Waupaca
Distance: 4.3
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: About 2 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Local Maps: USGS Waupaca

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Jun 2018