Canoeing at Bois Brule River

Canoeing at Bois Brule River in Brule,WI

World-famous for trout fishing, scenery and exciting rapids. Brule is also one of the most popular canoeing streams in Wisconsin. Canoe trips can start at Stone's Bridge (Hwy S) and proceed upstream or downstream.

Upstream, there are no rapids. Downstream trips can end at canoe landings near Hwy B, the ranger station, or at Hwy 2. The rapids between Hwy B and Hwy 2 are more difficult than those found above Hwy B. Canoe trips beyond Hwy 2 require another day to reach the river's mouth on Lake Superior. NOTE: A section below the Hwy 2 bridge contains dangerous rapids which no party should attempt unless accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. There are two state forest campgrounds located along the river.

More than any other river in Wisconsin, the Bois Brule has a pedigree. They call it River of Presidents, but it also attracts senators and millionaires. Named for pines charred by lightning strikes — “burnt wood’’ in Ojibwe, then French — it rises from conifer bogs near Solon Springs and flows toward Lake Superior. Its cold, spring-fed currents harbor trout, and well-heeled fishermen discovered the river long before loggers moved in.

The river is well known for its trout fishing and canoeing. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a fish hatchery and a ranger station that operates the state forest and nearby campgrounds.

The world famous Brule River flows 50 miles north into Lake Superior, providing consistent spring fed water through the "Brule River State Forest". Float among Wisconsin's unblemished water and experience the finest canoeing or kayaking of its kind in America. See the crystal clear water bubble over sand and rock formations and swirl into transparent pools. Or feel the exhilaration while being hit with a splash of water as you kayak the more aggressive lower Brule's 80+ rapids.

Bois Brule River for Canoeing in the city of Brule- Douglas County (Northwest Wisconsin).


Bois Brule River
3869 E. US Highway 2
Brule, WI 54820
United States
(715) 372-4983 , 715/372-5678

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