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 lots of open water for boating and watersports—the Rhinelander Area is surrounded by more than 1000 lakes. You’ll also find wilderness rivers and quiet lakes for canoeing and kayaking. Over 40 different lakes and rivers in Oneida, Vilas, and Price counties (Pike Lake Chain in Price County) to choose from. From small 150 - acre lakes to Pelican and Lake Tomahawk. There is a variety of lakes to choose from to accommodate any fishing conditions. The Bearskin State Park Trail is named after the Bearskin Creek, a tributary of the Tomahawk River it traverses.

Paddlers will find endless waterways to explore in Oneida County. The Northern Highland–American Legion State Forest offers a number of undeveloped lakes that are perfect for quiet canoe and kayak trips. The Willow Flowage is among the wildest places in the Midwest, offering paddlers fantastic scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities. For paddlers interested in a river trip, the Wisconsin, Tomahawk and Pelican rivers provide fantastic canoeing and kayaking as they wind through Oneida County.

The meandering Tomahawk River is a slow, warm, soft water stream containing a diverse snail fauna in the muck bottom but with relatively few aquatic plants. Birds include gray jay, boreal chickadee, alder .flycatcher, veery, and pine warbler. Flows south out of the Willow Reservoir to Lake Nokomis in Oneida County.

Tomahawk River for Canoeing in the city of Rhinelander- Oneida County (Northwest Wisconsin).


Tomahawk River Rhinelander, WI 54501
United States
Toll Free: 800-236-3006, 800-236-4FUN (4386)

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