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The local (paddler's) gauge is located at the intersections of Highways 64 and 55, Langlade, Wisconsin. Park at the motel on the corner and walk down the stairs behind the motel (under the bridge). The gauge measures the level in inches. Low flow is below 6 inches, medium between 6-12, and high above 12. Spring flood levels run in the 20s. One inch on this gauge is roughly equal to 50 cfs on the USGS gauge.
Whitewater Rafting Links
- USGS 04074950 Wolf River at Langlade, Wisconsin
- Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service - Green Bay
- Antigo, Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
- Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
- GORP - Wolf River, Wisconsin
- Langlade County, Wisconsin
- RiverFacts.com - Wolf River, Wisconsin theBubbler.com Boats, Watercraft & Accessories Free Classifieds
- theBubbler.com Wisconsin Water Sports Forum
- Weather Underground - White Lake, Wisconsin
- Wolf River Territory Website
Whitewater Rafting Definitions
Very easy, small uniform waves with little or no obstructions and little or weak currents.
Longer series of waves, stronger currents with some obstructions, some paddle skills and river reading required.
More difficult with larger and irregular waves of 3 feet or more, powerful currents, eddies and more difficult routes to determine and navigate. Requires physical stamina and skill. Rafters should be experienced or under the supervision of an experienced outfitter.
Very difficult! Long irregular rapids with powerful waves and currents, dangerous rocks and/or hazards with boiling eddies, powerful and precise maneuvering as well as good physical stamina and advanced paddling and river reading skill required. Recommended portage!
Extremely Difficult! Exceedingly difficult, long and violent rapids following each other almost without interruption, riverbed extremely obstructed, large irregular drops, violent currents with strong hydraulics and souse holes, very steep gradient and unmanageable shoreline. Mandatory Portage! Only for the very experienced!