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Address: Waupaca, WI
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+1 715-258-2612

A shallow and rocky river known for its challenging canoeing.

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Perfect wedding

Love is in the air in this place! I've never felt so in love anywhere else before. Beautiful!! However, also perfect for those who want to have fun with friends...good for... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Marina P
Taubate, SP
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Taubate, SP
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Love is in the air in this place! I've never felt so in love anywhere else before. Beautiful!! However, also perfect for those who want to have fun with friends...good for kayaking!

Thank Marina P
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have done this canoe trip 3 times. Once while in my late teens, once in my twenties, and now in my 30's with my young teen with me. Every time the trips starts out, I ask myself why am I doing this. The river is shallow, you will hit rocks, trees, etc. along the way. Expect to be frustrated... More 

Thank ILona B
Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We used Ding's dock to rent a canoe. The river was way too rocky. Our horrible, crummy, cheap canoe tipped countless times. We rammed into rocks several times because they were all over the place. Canoe tipped and all of our stuff went floating down river. Couldn't wait to get out of there!! Staff never told us the river would... More 

1 Thank Laura2425
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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548 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

the Crystal River is a beautiful river, but most folks access it through Ding's Dock. Ding's dock rents these crummy little fiberglass canoes that will leave you itchy. The river itself is very shallow in places and most folks end up dragging their canoe it parts. I think the trip down the Crystal River is really for the young. I... More 

1 Thank photoguywisconsin
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

this trip is in very light weight fiberglass canoes, that are best for one person or two light weight people. the trip is a beautiful easy course though woods and well-maintained yards. Plan to get wet sometimes when you spill or get out to walk around obstacles.

Thank Hugh K
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Quaint, beautiful spot on the corner....you'd never know this little spot was here...but what a great surprise. If you are looking for a romantic spot------this is it! I would have loved to go in side the chapel but it wasn't open.....oh well wemade use of the stained glass window for a photo op:)

Thank Cindy C
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

First of all, I grew up in the area, so I knew what I was getting myself into in terms of the Crystal River Canoe Trip at Ding's Dock. For anyone new to the experience, it's a three hour adventure down a very shallow, rocky river in the tippiest, rattiest canoe imaginable. You will smash the canoe. You will tip... More 

4 Thank Gringuita
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a fun outing, but you will get wet from the get go when you have to jump out of the boat to get in your little canoe.The river is shallow and very rocky. You may even have to walk your canoe. If you are a serious canoer, this trip is not for you. You will probably tip over... More 

Thank beachcruizer77
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area! Did a 2 hour kayak trip on the Crystal River. River was up so the current was strong which made for a fun adventure. Remote feeling - not a lot of houses around the area we paddled. There were many obstacles to navigate so it's not just a sit and float kind of trip. We used Adventure Outfitters... More 

Thank Kazakboy
Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2016

First off, I asked if we should get a 3 man canoe because I'm almost 300 lbs myself. We were told the 2 man would be fine. It was suppose to be a fun dad/daughter afternoon and ended up with my daughter pretty much hating me when we were done. We spent so much time in the water because anytime... More 

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