Canoeing at Milwaukee River

Canoeing in Milwaukee WI at Milwaukee River

Flows along a scenic route into the City of Milwaukee. It features a number of low-level rapids. Several dams must be portaged. During low water, travel can be difficult due to exposed boulders and bars. Access is available at parks and dams. NOTE: Trips below Estabrook Park in Milwaukee are not recommended because of the heavy harbor traffic.

Within Milwaukee city limits the adventurous can kayak or canoe from below North Avenue to the mouth of the Harbor from a few access points.
Visitors to the upper reaches of the Milwaukee River are pleasantly surprised to discover a small, clear, rural stream that provides many miles of excellent paddling.

The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail provides access to the river and boating activities to the 1.5 million people in the Greater Milwaukee Metropolitan Area. The water trail is rich in its complexity encompassing three rivers and a Lake Michigan estuary. Among the many benefits of establishing this trail is the increased awareness

Users will have about the rivers and its connection to past and present land use, as well as the need to become stewards of our rivers.

Milwaukee River for Canoeing in the city of Milwaukee, - Milwaukee County(Southeast Wisconsin).


Milwaukee River
205 W Highland
Milwaukee, WI 53203
United States
Toll Free: 800-231-0903

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