Pure Water Paddlers

Pure Water Paddlers is a group of canoe and kayak enthusiasts around the west central Wisconsin area. Its goal is to provide a wide variety of paddling experiences for paddlers of all skill levels.

Recreation Organizations

Putnam Trail

Located at the end of Putnam Drive, UWEC Lower Campus, Eau Claire

Difficulty: Easy. Dirt road goes through a wooded area that follows Little Niagara Creek. Deer and wild turkeys often seen. Marshy woods with a beautiful canopy of branches and leaves. From campus heading west, the trail follows the Chippewa River.

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Red Cedar State Trail

921 Brickyard Road, Menomonie

Easy difficulty. Small bluffs with a waterfall will be on one side and the Red Cedar River on the other side. Bald eagles frequently sighted. Going other direction from Dunnville takes you through the Dunnville State Wildlife Area across a trestle near the confluence of the Chippewa River and the Red Cedar River. This meets up with the Chippewa River Trail.

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Riverside Bike & Skate

937 Water St., Eau Claire

A full service bike retailer featuring major brands. They offer bike repair and tune-up services. They also service hockey equipment, skates, canoes, kayaks, and more. Riverside also rents Canoes and kayaks, shuttles and trailers, so you can plan your own river excursion.

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Rock Lake Lodge & Campground

23015 153rd St., Bloomer

Go swimming in the heated, outdoor pool, play in the game room, take a walk and see elk and peacocks, go fishing on Rock Lake, bring your ATV's/snowmobiles, and ride the trail or just relax around the campfire or at the lodge. The lodge has a full bar with homemade pizzas and sandwiches.

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Stage Coach Bicycle Route

Trailhead located in Augusta just off Hwy 12/27 on Stone St.

21 miles - Approximately 21 miles roundtrip with alternate loops. Mostly easy but a few steep hills. It's a scenic route that follows along a lightly traveled road and is perfect for a family bicycle outing. Available year round and no pass is required. 

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Stoney Creek RV Resort

50483 Oak Grove Road, Osseo

Stoney Creek is big rig friendly, offers 18 hole mini golf, laundry facilities, free wi-fi internet, adult pool with basketball, kiddie pool with toys, volleyball and basketball courts, short-order kitchen, covered wagon rides, game room, worship services, and more. Don't forget laser tag.

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Stout Adventures

220 13th Ave E, Menomonie

UW-Stout has an amazing outdoor rental collection! University ID holders and community members with driver's licenses can rent hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, winter sport (skis and snowshoes), and rock climbing equipment daily or…

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Tower Ridge Recreation Area Trail

1230 S 82nd Ave, Eau Claire

Easy to Moderate difficulty. Wide trails double as ski and horseback riding trails. Some trails are very hilly. Offers spectacular views of the Eau Claire River Valley. $3 daily pass/seasonal. Drive east from Eau Claire on Cty Rd Q and then south on L. Go past first parking lot (for disc golf players) to the second lot (road to it on left side of L).

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Trail From Boyd Park to Archery Park

Eau Claire

Difficulty: Moderate. This small short trail winds along a small bluff bordering Eau Claire’s east side neighborhood. Nice scenic spots where you look straight down to the Eau Claire River. Trail starts in a meadow. It is rocky underfoot in some sections. Directions: From downtown Eau Claire or from Hastings Way, take Main Street and turn north on Summer Street. Park near the pavilion in Boyd Park.

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Twin Springs Resort Campground

N6572 530th St., Menomonie

Amenities and activities include a swimming pool, boat rentals, fire wood and ice for sale, bar and game room, nature trails, play areas for children, camping cabins, tiled showers with hot water, fire areas and fire rings, and more. Enjoy the panoramic views and scenic nature trails.

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