Canoeing at Waupaca Chain O' Lakes/Crystal River/Waupaca River

Canoeing in Waupaca WI at Waupaca Chain O' Lakes/Crystal River/Waupaca River

A popular area for beginners. Lake canoeing is available on any of the 23 connecting lakes in the Chain. For family fun, rent a fiberglass canoe from area outfitters and enjoy a meandering ride down the Crystal River. The nearby Waupaca River flows gently past farms to its junction with the Wolf River just north of Partridge Lake.

July Weekday Canoe/Kayak Special! Come and enjoy a canoe or kayak Sunday-Thursday and enjoy a savings! Waupaca boasts 22 spring-fed chain 'o lakes, rivers, Dings Dock Famous Crystal River Canoe Trips and Hartman Creek State Park~~all wonderful and different adventure options!

The Crystal River is the outlet to the Chain O'Lakes at Long Lake and extends for 13 miles. All of the stream above Cary Pond (near Waupaca) is classified as Class II trout stream. The river is known for both good fishing and canoeing. A five mile reach of the river has improved due to a carp control project.

There is some concern that heavy use by canoe-type boats could disturb the streambed and increase turbidity in the water. In addition to waters supplied by the lakes, several named tributaries feed into the river, including Emmons, Naylor, Hartman, Allen, and Radley creeks.

Waupaca Chain O' Lakes/Crystal River/Waupaca River for Canoeing in the city of Waupaca, - Waupaca County(Southeast Wisconsin).


Waupaca Chain O' Lakes/Crystal River/Waupaca River
221 S. Main St
Waupaca, WI 54981
United States
Toll Free: 888-417-4040

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