Canoe Rivers

Canoeing at Platte River

Canoeing in Lancaster WI at Platte River Navigable from Ellenboro to the Mississippi River. Frequent changes from quiet water to rapids (Class I). One-hour to two-day trips available. Eleven access points. If you paddled the Grant River, you’ve had a good preview of the Platte. The Platte, for much of its length a meandering farmland stream, cuts through hills and woods in its last few miles. Paddling and...

Canoeing at Pine River

Canoeing in Florence WI at Pine River Popular for a relaxing canoe trip. The upper river meanders through farmland while the lower stretch flows through a wildlife area to its mouth on the Wisconsin River. Access is available at Richland Center and a number of county roads. A delightfully small river, the Pine mixes long, quiet stretches with riffles and rapids, often becoming quite narrow as it winds through...

Canoeing at Pecatonica and East Branch of the Pecatonica

Canoeing in Argyle WI at Pecatonica and East Branch of the Pecatonica Flowing through eastern Lafayette County and western Green County. Both rivers offer a mild current and picturesque scenery including farmland, wood lots and marsh. There is no rough water, but it may be necessary to skirt an occasional fallen tree. The current slows below the junction of the rivers near Browntown. Canoe and kayak enthusiasts enjoy peaceful floats down...

Canoeing at Mississippi River

Canoeing in Onalaska WI at Mississippi River Though not traditionally a canoeing river due to its varied currents and heavy commercial traffic, the river includes two canoe trails in the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge - La Crosse District. Maps to both the Long Lake Canoe Trail near Trempealeau and the Goose Island Canoe Trail near La Crosse are available by calling the La Crosse District...

Canoeing at Lower Wisconsin River

 Canoeing in Muscoda WI at Lower Wisconsin River The Wisconsin River flows 430 miles across the state from Lac Vieux Desert in northern Wisconsin to its junction with the Mississippi River at Wyalusing State Park in southwestern Wisconsin. Known as 'the nation's hardest working river,' it has many power dams and reservoirs, mainly on its upper and middle portions. Canoeing is especially popular along the lower stretch...

Canoeing at Lemonweir River

Canoeing in Mauston WI at Lemonweir River Navigable from western Juneau County, (Hwy H), to its mouth on the Wisconsin River. The current is generally moderate to slow, and portages are necessary at two dams. A number of sloughs near the mouth make it difficult to keep on the main channel. A tributary that joins the Wisconsin River a few miles north of the dells, the Lemonweir has a wild peacefulness. Put in...

Canoeing at La Crosse River

Canoeing in La Crosse WI at La Crosse River Meandering through natural wetlands and native prairies on its way to the Mississippi River, the La Crosse River provides the canoe enthusiast with 15-1/2 miles of scenic beauty from Sparta to Rockland. This spring-fed river allows for ample water supply year 'round. The presence of an abundance of wildlife contributes to this enjoyable two-hour excursion. The official...

Canoeing at Kickapoo River

Canoeing in La Farge WI at Kickapoo Rive Known as 'the crookedest river in the world,' the Kickapoo is navigable its entire length from just north of Ontario to the Wisconsin River at Wauzeka. This popular river offers access at numerous road crossings. Rentals are available locally. The current is relaxing, but be prepared to portage several dams and an occasional fallen tree. Try the Kickapoo River for...

Canoeing at Grant River

Canoeing in Lancaster WI at Grant River Winds through deep valleys bounded by rocky ledges and high bluffs. One-hour to three-day trips available. Frequent rapids (Class I), but minimal portaging. Wide variety of wildlife and timber. Sixteen access points. If you are looking for an location to go canoeing with the family and kids in southwest Wisconsin, then Grant River Canoe Rental in Beetown, Wisconsin, may...

Canoeing at Black River

Canoeing in Black River Falls WI at Black River While the upper portions are considered too rocky for navigation, canoeing is popular on the central stretch through Jackson and Clark counties. From Hall's Creek Landing, 13.5 miles north of Black River Falls, the river flows through quiet forests to a landing above the dam at Black River Falls. Below the dam, put in at the canoe landing at Third Street and enjoy a...