Flambeau, S.Fk. - E) CTH.W to Skinner Creek Landing (11.2 miles)

Flambeau, S.Fk., Wisconsin, US


E) CTH.W to Skinner Creek Landing (11.2 miles)

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 10.4 Miles
Avg. Gradient 7 fpm
Max Gradient 30 fpm

Fun on the Flambeau

Fun on the Flambeau
Photo of Mark Mastalski by Ron Mastalski taken 08/15/02

River Description

Put-in is at CTH.W, at roughly 1370' elevation.
Take-out is at Skinner Creek Landing, at roughly 1293' elevation.
Rapids include Carpenters, Cornsheller, Big Bull, Bergeron, Little Falls, Scratch, and Otter Slide.
Many paddlers opt for a short trip, putting in at CTH.M, to focus on the 'main event', Little Falls.

'MnktoDave' has put together a beautiful video from Little Falls on this stretch of river:

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Last Updated: 2015-10-29 15:55:07

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Put-in: Drainage area: ~615 sq.mi.N/A
5.4Big BullN/A
8.5Little FallsN/APortage Hazard Waterfall Playspot
11.0Otter SlideN/A

Rapid Descriptions

Put-in: Drainage area: ~615 sq.mi. (Class N/A)

For continuity, and since there are named rapids between here and CTH.M, we list this as the put-in, even though many paddlers (intent only on the best whitewater) just put in at CTH.M.

Drainage at this listed put-in is ~615 square miles. By CTH.M, it has increased to ~661 square miles, and at our listed take-out (not counting Skinner Creek's contribution) it is ~666 square miles (an increase of ~8% from listed put-in to listed take-out).

CTH.M (Class N/A, Mile 7.4)

Often used as an put-in for a shorter run with (perhaps) the best rapids.

Little Falls (Class N/A, Mile 8.5)

Below is a YouTube video of some folks running each side of this falls.

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