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Crystal River

Waupaca, WI
+1 715-258-2612
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Relaxation and Beauty!

The covered bridge and chapel in the woods, located at the Red Mill are a MUST stop at destination... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Appleton, Wisconsin
Ding's Dock Canoe Trip

There are some bad reviews of Ding's Dock, and I do understand, but it's what you expect and what... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
via mobile
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A shallow and rocky river known for its challenging canoeing.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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“canoe trip” (7 reviews)
“your feet” (3 reviews)
Waupaca, WI
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The covered bridge and chapel in the woods, located at the Red Mill are a MUST stop at destination when in Waupaca! We went and took photos of my parents, who were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. We walked slowly across the bridge and savored...More

Thank swswsw91
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

There are some bad reviews of Ding's Dock, and I do understand, but it's what you expect and what you make it. Yes, the canoes are made sure of fiberglass and if you rub against them much, your legs will be itchy. They're also old...More

Thank Kristalmelbye
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We paddled the Crystal River the other day. It was a bit challenging. Because of all the rain and spring storms, there were a lot of branches down, so we had to maneuver around them. The current was stronger than usual so maneuvering around the...More

2  Thank Rowing_Queen
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This past weekend we took the 90 minute inner tube float down the Crystal River through Dings Dock. Kelsey who I spoke to helped give directions and information on how to get to the place, changing area, etc. Wear something on your feet as there...More

2  Thank Vicki A
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
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...More

3  Thank ILona B
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...More

3  Thank Laura2425
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...More

3  Thank photoguywisconsin
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...More

Thank Hugh K
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...More

Thank Cindy C
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Jim W
26 July 2016|
Response from beachcruizer77 | Reviewed this property |
The only place is Dings Dock.
Margie L
24 July 2015|
Response from Katie S | Reviewed this property |
I would call the company and see about that. I felt that it was fairly reasonably priced. It was worth the convenience to have us use their kayaks. They dropped us off and picked us up.