Travelers are voting Little Eau Pleine River, Big Eau Pleine River and Big Rib River as the best of 5 rivers near Wausau. There are 4 rivers near Stevens Point a city just 34 km from Wausau and 1 river near Bowler which is 36 km distant. The most popular of these are Little Eau Pleine River near Stevens Point and Red River in Bowler. You can find 95 rivers in Wisconsin and 3914 rivers in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Wisconsin is Milwaukee River and Cuyahoga River is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of rivers near Wausau.