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Canoeing at Yellow River

Canoeing in Siren WI at Yellow River Stream and lake canoeing with a slow to moderate current and a few gentle rapids. Access is available at numerous road crossings and public landings. NOTE: Aquatic growth may hinder navigation in mid-summer.An intimate and scenic river, with many riffles and rapids. Excellent fly fishing, canoeing or kayaking on the sleepy yet breathtaking Yellow River flows out of...

Canoeing in Rhinelander WI at Upper Wisconsin River

Canoeing in Rhinelander WI at Upper Wisconsin River The upper Wisconsin (Vilas - Oneida County to Merrill) is a relaxing way to view the natural beauty of the Northwoods. Winding through forest and farmland, the majority of the river offers a slow current with few obstacles. There is one portage at the Rainbow Lake Dam. Rainbow Rapids offer some excitement, but the rocks are usually submerged. For more information, contact...

Canoeing at Turtle River

Canoeing in Mercer WI at Turtle River A relatively unknown and unspoiled river flowing 27 miles through Iron County lakes and wilderness into the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage at Lake of the Falls. Some Class II-III rapids may require portaging dependent on water levels. Portage at Shay's Dam Falls required. Numerous public access points and state and county campsites. Call for river maps in Iron County. Logs from...

Canoeing in Rhinelander WI at Tomahawk River

Canoeing in Rhinelander WI at Tomahawk River Offers a medium to fast current including two difficult rapids on the lower stretches of the river. Access is available at dams and road crossings. 22 miles of the Tomahawk River constitute one of the least paddled but most attractive canoeing streams in the state. Tomahawk Lake is 3,600 acres of the most beautiful shoreline and water you'll find in Oneida county. Find...

Canoeing in St. croix Falls WI at St. Croix River

Canoeing in St. croix Falls WI at St. Croix River Designated a 'National Scenic River,' the St. Croix combines smooth water and low to medium-hazard rapids. It is navigable from its source at Solon Springs to its mouth on the Mississippi River. There is, however, a dam and portage at St. Croix Falls. The lower portion (below St. Croix Falls) is open to commercial traffic. The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 252...

Canoeing in Menomonie WI at Red Cedar River

Canoeing in Menomonie WI at Red Cedar River The Red Cedar runs 60 miles from Chetek to the Chippewa River below Menomonie. The upper 20 miles are relatively shallow and wide with a brisk current and lots of islands -- an ideal float trip for novices and families. The lower 15 miles parallel the Red Cedar State Bike Trail. Fishing is good all along the river. Access is available at numerous county parks. Canoe...

Canoeing in Trego WI at Namekagon River

Canoeing in Trego WI at Namekagon River Known for camping and fishing, the Namekagon provides lake and river canoeing with some low hazard rapids. Low water is the chief obstacle, and levels should be checked locally. Access is available at towns, (Cable, Seeley, Hayward and Trego), and road crossings. The Namekagon River preserves its water and riverbanks by prohibiting motorized craft in the waterways. Water...

Canoeing in Hurley WI at Montreal River - West Branch

Canoeing in Hurley WI at Montreal River - West Branch Wisconsin's "north coast" along the southern shores of mighty Lake Superior offers the kayak and canoe enthusiast a chance to step back in time. As far back as 1650, Native Americans would paddle from their settlement on Madeline Island to the mouth of the Montreal River in large lake canoes. From there they would follow the Flambeau Trail south. Paddling along the shores...

Canoeing in Manitowish Waters WI at Manitowish River

Canoeing in Manitowish Waters WI at Manitowish River A river for variety and fun for canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Flows from Presque Isle in Vilas County, through Boulder Junction and Manitowish Waters, to the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage in Iron County. The upper portion connects 25 lakes including the famous Manitowish Chain of Lakes. With numerous access points and boat landings, and more than fifty campsites, paddlers can...

Canoeing in Ladysmith WI at Flambeau River

Canoeing in Ladysmith WI at Flambeau River One of the best whitewater rivers in the Midwest. The north fork provides the most stable water flow, traversing five Wisconsin counties as it falls from the Willow to the Holcombe Flowage. Along its upper reaches, the eighteen miles from the Turtle Dam to Park Falls are rated Intermediate to Expert with many Class I & II rapids. (For maps and information, call the...