Chippewa County, Wisconsin

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8-23-16
  Cadott Rapids:  View Video
Latitude: 44.95309   Longitude: -91.15115
These rapids are just downstream from Cadott Spillway in the Yellow River... see Cadott Spillway location to find these rapids. 

8-23-16
Cadott Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 44.95364   Longitude: -91.15033
This spillway is in the Yellow River just north of Cadott.  You will find the spillway 1.1 miles north of Route 29 and 3 blocks west of Route 27 in the northwest corner of Cadott.  There is a parking lot adjacent to the spillway.

8-23-16
Chippewa Falls Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 44.93132   Longitude: -91.38900
This spillway is in the city of Chippewa Falls in the Chippewa River.  The spillway is adjacent to Bridge Street on which Route 29 crosses the Chippewa River.  This video was taken from the Main Street bridge just downriver from the Bridge Street bridge. 

4-25-17
Cornell Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.16402   Longitude: -91.15821
Cornell spillway is in the Chippewa River just west of downtown Cornell.  Most of the year there is none or very little water going over the spillway... most of the water goes thru the generating plant turbines to generate power.  From downtown Cornell go west on Bridge Street, cross the Chippewa River and turn south on Riverside Drive.  In 0.2 miles after turning south you will see a dirt driveway on the left (Pine Point Road but it is not labeled).  100 yards down that road is a parking area, then walk on east to a "portage sign" and follow the portage path to the river to the view on the left.

8-23-16
Duncan Creek Rapids:  View Video
Duncan Creek Rapids is in Southwestern Chippewa County.  Our Wisconsin Waterfalls Travel Guide provides detailed directions of where to find the rapids along with GPS coordinates of the site.  When needed the travel guide also provides parking availability information, walking trail details and other information about the site.

8-23-16
Glen Lock Lake Spillway:  View Video
Glen Lock Lake Spillway is in Southwestern Chippewa County.  Our Wisconsin Waterfalls Travel Guide provides detailed directions of where to find the spillway along with GPS coordinates of the site.  When needed the travel guide also provides parking availability information, walking trail details and other information about the site.

8-23-16
Hansons Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.14098   Longitude: -91.39294
A pretty site and an interesting drive to get there... from downtown Bloomer go north on Main Street 1.4 miles and turn right (east) on Route 64; then 4 miles to left on County Road AA; then 1.2 miles to right on 202nd Avenue... follow 202nd Avenue for 0.92 miles (through a farm yard) to the spillway on the left. 

4-25-17
Holcombe Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.22462   Longitude: -91.12780
Holcombe spillway is in the Chippewa River just west of downtown Holcombe.  Most of the year there is none or very little water going over the spillway... most of the water goes thru the generating plant turbines to generate power.  From the north side of Holcombe go west on County Road M, cross the river and in 0.15 miles turn left on 260th Avenue, then in 0.7 miles turn left on 266th Street. 
In 0.15 miles you will see an opening in the trees to view the rapids and the spillway shown on the left. 

8-23-16
Lake Como Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 45.10186   Longitude: -91.49309
This spillway is near the center of Bloomer... from downtown Bloomer go north on Main Street one block and turn left (west) on 15th Avenue... 15th Avenue will end in 2 blocks at the spillway.  The photo at left does not do it justice... it is a pretty area. 

5-5-17
Lake Wissota Rapids:  View Video
Lake Wissota Rapids is in Southwestern Chippewa County.  Our Wisconsin Waterfalls Travel Guide provides detailed directions of where to find the rapids along with GPS coordinates of the site.  When needed the travel guide also provides parking availability information, walking trail details and other information about the site.

8-23-16
Lake Wissota Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 44.94211   Longitude: -91.34007
Lake Wissota drains into the Chippewa River upstream and east of downtown Chippewa Falls.  From Highway 29 south of Chippewa Falls go north 2.35 miles on Route 178 and turn right on County Road I; then in 400 feet turn right on Beach Drive; then in 0.14 miles angle right onto 74th Avenue... in 0.22 miles there will be a gate across the road that allows walking access thru it and a small parking area to the right.  A 1 mile roundtrip walk will get you to the spillway. 

8-23-16

Old Abe Rapids
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Latitude: 45.05473   Longitude: -91.27300
These rapids are just downstream (0.5 miles) from the Upper Old Abe Spillway (see Old Abe Spillway-Upper for location).  Look closely at the picture on the left and you can see Old Abe Spillway-Upper in the top left corner. 
There are better rapids below the bridge where this picture was taken but I could not find a way down to the river to get a video.  Actually, there are rapids all the way from the Upper Spillway down to the Lower Spillway. 

5-5-17
Old Abe Spillway - Lower:  View Video
Latitude: 45.05130   Longitude: -91.27448
This spillway is in the NW corner of Jim Falls where the new bridge crosses the Chippewa River (and is sometimes referred to as the Jim Falls Dam).  Notice the rapids in the western channel that is discussed above in the Ole Abe Rapids descriptions.  Also shown is the old abandoned bridge over the western channel.  The photo on the left was taken from the new bridge.

8-23-16
Old Abe Spillway - Upper:  View Video
Latitude: 46.06042   Longitude: -91.26611
This spillway in the Chippewa River is 11 miles northeast of Chippewa Falls along Route 178... there is a small parking area adjacent to the access walkway to the spillway.  Access to the area is not restricted but be careful on the rocks near the spillway (some of them are slippery).  This whole area is interesting to investigate... search for "old Jim Falls Dam" on the internet and you will find a beautiful aerial photo that shows both upper and lower dams, the middle bridge (now abandoned) and lots of rapids in the western channel stream. 

8-23-16
Star Creek Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 44.94354   Longitude: -91.39760
A very beautiful spillway (don't miss this one).  This spillway is downstream from Glen Lock Lake Spillway and upstream from Duncan Creek Rapids.  Referring to the location of Glen Lock Lake Spillway directions... when you turn onto Bridgewater Avenue there is a parking lot on the left where Bear Den Road goes right... park in that lot and walk southeast to view this spillway. 

8-23-16
Tilden Spillway:  View Video
Latitude: 44.98680   Longitude: -91.41846
From the town of Tilden (north of Chippewa Falls) go south on County Road Q for 1.5 miles to where it turns left... continue another 1.3 miles and turn left on 129th Street; then in 0.3 miles angle left on 102nd Avenue... in 0.18 miles the spillway will be on your left.  This is a small private hydro plant built in 1913 by the Walter Bros. and is on private property... be respectful, stay on the road and do not walk near or behind the building.  Trespassing on the property is illegal and severe penalties can be assessed by the County Sheriff!  

      
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Links & Helpful Hints...
Before you visit a waterfall it is helpful to know the surrounding landscape... we use two free internet services to help.  www.topoquest.com provides free topo maps which can be enlarged and printed.  Access Topoquest and then click "find maps" on their website, put in GPS from our data (without the minus sign), click "search", then click on the first USGS map that has a DRG name, click on the map itself and select zoom level.  To navigate the area... if you want to look at an area left of the map, click on the left edge of the map, etc.  Below each map will be a listing of features shown on the map... a little work and you will learn their system (sometime clicking on the edge will not take you to an adjacent map).
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We also use Google Earth.  It is a free service you can download at https://www.google.com/earth/.  Like Topoquest, you put in GPS data (or city, or county and state) and it will "fly" you to the location requested. 
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There are lots of internet sites that list facts about Wisconsin... one of the best is the Wisconsin DNR site http://dnr.wi.gov/ which has all kinds of info.  Another good site is www.discoverwisconsin.com.

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