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 design trips of any length. Downstream the lower portion is steady current flowing through beautiful north country into the flowage. Great opportunities for wildlife viewing, especially eagles. Low to medium-hazard rapids and riffles. Canoe rentals and access maps available locally. Call For river maps in Iron County. P715/561-2922.

The Manitowish River flows 44 miles from High Lake in Boulder Junction to the Flambeau Flowage with 3 portages, several canoe-in overnight campsites, and breathtaking scenic beauty along the way. The river is slow-flowing, perfect for canoeing and kayaking. The Manitowish River is the perfect river for quietwater canoeists who like to combine lake and river paddling.

The newly-designated Manitowish River Wilderness Area lies to the east of the river's edge and Hwy. 47. This is a great area to see waterfowl!
Manitowish River Trail : Hwy 51 Bridge into Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. Total: 20 miles. Rating: Novice.

Manitowish River for Canoeing in the City of Manitowish Waters- Vilas County (Northwest Wisconsin).


Manitowish River
P.O. Box 251 Located in the Community Center at 4 South US Hwy 51 / Airport R
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
United States
715) 543-8488
Fax: (715) 543-2519
Toll Free: 888-626-9877

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