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 lovers will enjoy canoeing and inner tubing through the flowage areas, the excellent trout fishing, and the variety of swimming beaches.

The Namekagon River varies from an intimate cold-water trout stream, closed in by a predominantly coniferous forest, to a slow-moving body of water which flows through marsh and swamp land. A narrow, twisting river, it is best navigated by canoe or kayak.

Local outfitters offer river travel by rented canoe, kayaks or inner tubes. They also provide shuttle service up or down the Namekagon.
The Namekagon Is well known in the area for its beauty. Many species of wildlife are abundant for viewing in their natural state. The Namekagon has been quoted as "a great alternative to the increasingly busy boundary waters".

The Namekagon River offers everything from rapids for the experienced kayaker/canoeist to wide, quiet flowages below the dams. Trout fishermen can meet their challenge, and anglers will fish to their heart's content. In most places, no development has been allowed within sight of the river, providing miles of unsurpassed beauty for canoeists and hikers. In recent years, tubing has been added to the many popular river activities. Canoe and tube rentals and shuttles are available in Trego.

The Namekagon District Visitor Center provides maps, field guides and information about camping and river conditions.

Namekagon River for Canoeing in the City of Trego - Washburn County, WI (Northwest Wisconsin).


Namekagon River
P.O. Box 100
Trego, WI 54888
United States
(715)635-8346 , 715-635-9696
Toll Free: 800-367-3306

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