Little Wolf River
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Little Wolf River III

By on August 31, 2016

Ness Road to Big Falls
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A return trip to one of our favorite paddles, this time with a twist – adding a previously unknown segment to the popular route – the upper Little Wolf River simply is a must for any whitewater-curious paddler, as it offers miles of riffles and Class I-II rapids in an almost entirely undeveloped corridor.

Date:
August 6, 2016

Class Difficulty:
Class I-II

Gradient:
11′ per mile

Gauge:
Royalton: ht/ft: 1.5 | cfs: 250
Gauge Note: There is a visual gauge at the Wolf River Road bridge you can consider: On the upstream side of the bridge in the middle of the river is a large rock. See photos below to correlate what’s high, low, or just right.

Recommended Levels:
We recommend this level, but an ideal cushion would be 300-400 cfs. Avoid paddling this trip if the gauge is at 500 cfs or higher, as it will become a bit unruly. If the river has been recently high, be careful of new tree debris you won’t want to encounter in swift current.

Put-In:
Ness Road, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Take-Out:
Big Falls Boat Launch, Wall Street/County Road G, Big Falls, Wisconsin

Time: Put in at 3:00p. Out at 7:00p.
Total Time: 4h
Miles Paddled: 10.25

Wildlife: A gazillion bald eagles, frogs, turtles, geese, wood ducks, owl, sandhill cranes, crawfish, green and great blue herons, kingfishers, and either a fisher, a weasel, or a pine martin.

We first did this trip back in August 2012 and have been eager to re-experience it since. For a relatively short run (7.5 miles) that’s 2.5 hours away from Madison, it’s taken us awhile to make this happen. Catching it with more water than the first time also was a priority. This time around, we wanted not only to re-do the trip proper, together with friends, but also to add to the established trip (featured in Mike Svob’s Paddling Southern Wisconsin).

When we first posted this trip we stated that upstream of the Wolf River Road bridge the river looked like “a lot of deadfall and strainer debris.” But that was before we began clearing out such obstructions (to the best of our humble bodies’ abilities). Furthermore, we learned of a State Natural Area along the upper Little Wolf River recently that looks positively enchanting, so we thought we’d scout things out.

There are several bridges upstream of the official DNR canoe access at Wolf River Road, but we kept it simple by checking out the first two: Ness Road and Wolf River Road (technically the same road as the official DNR site, but 4.5 miles northwest). After seeing no notable deadfall or strainers from the official Wolf River Road bridge, we scouted Ness Road first and liked what we saw. While there’s no official access here for paddlers, it’s plenty doable without being commando-dodgy. The water is crystal clear, sandy, and rocky. Riffles and small ledges were everywhere.

Then we drove to the upstream version of Wolf River Road. There too the river looks alluring and beckoning, but there were a few problems with this option: the public access easement may well be for fishing only; there’s nowhere to park a car; and the river was really shallow and rocky here. Plus there’s a house right next to the bridge, and at the time there was a bunch of folks in the driveway. It seemed imprudent to chance it by starting here or getting barked at. So instead we opted for Ness Road.

What we liked:
To begin with (literally), the entire stretch between Ness Road and Wolf River Road was open. Not only open, but there are multiple signs of clearing out and chainsawing, both recent and older. Adding this segment was a total gamble about which we had zero information (because there isn’t any – until now). It could have been just awful. Instead, it was a surprise of unending delight! Clearly, we were not alone or the first ones to desire paddling upstream of the popular Wolf River Road to Big Falls trip.

Crystal clear water lined either by luscious sand, sizeable boulders, or attractive gravel bars; swift current with seemingly endless riffles and rapids (Class I and II); outstanding wildlife displays; and hardly any development – these are the main reasons why the upper Little Wolf is so compelling. It’s gorgeous and fun as hell!

Up until a mile or so upstream of Big Falls (population: 61!) you’re surrounded by forest on both sides of the river for this entire trip. There’s more development (modest houses here and there) from Ness Road to Wolf River Road, but after that there’s hardly anything until Big Falls. The forest setting is incredible; you really feel like you’re in a wild place somewhere up in the northwoods, even though it’s central Wisconsin. The color of the water will retain that tannin-tinged, root beer hue the whole time and it’s just gorgeous. It’s one of those streams that takes your eyes a few minutes to adjust to – at first, you keep thinking it’s too shallow and that you’ll bottom out. Nope, it’s just that clear! (Well, you will bottom out if the water levels are too low, but that’s true of any river.)

Weaving around one boulder garden after another or shooting down a ledge of pillowy water funneled by boulder-lined banks constricting the water, with nothing more than pine trees towering above you – it’s simply fantastic. The Little Wolf is an excellent environment to hone in water-reading skills without really being dangerous. Bear in mind that it’s usually very shallow, so even if you do tip, the water will rarely be higher than your thighs.

There are two sections of exhilarating rapids: the first is a 2-mile-long continuous stretch about a mile downstream from Wolf River Road; the other is further downstream, in a brief but breathtaking stretch leading to and following after the McNinch Road bridge, where another boulder garden and fun ledge or two eventually culminate in the magnificent Dells, a mini-canyon of granite walls where the river tapers to maybe 15’ wide and produces rollicking Class II waves for about 150’. We don’t know which is more fun: a 2-mile continuous run of rapids or the ride ‘em bronco micro blast of the Dells! Both are awesome, and to experience each in one trip is sublime.

Between McNinch Road and the Dells lies a 39-acre public access reserve called “Reese Reserve”, part of the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust. You’ll pass a sign indicating it. The sign does state that there’s “Canoe Access for Picnics and Walking,” but we didn’t see where that would feasibly be located. We didn’t research this til after we came home from the trip, but if there were a good-to-decent access to the river after the Dells, this would be a great nugget of knowledge to share, as it would cut the unmentionable and somewhat tedious flatwater lake paddling at the very end. Regardless, it’s very commendable that the land was preserved as such, and we’re all supremely grateful for the generosity and forward thinking of such families and individuals.

Even though there were three of us paddling, we saw a very impressive array of wildlife, the highlight of which was seeing two… brown-haired, skinny mammals with tiny pointed ears in a cleft between two boulders stacked atop one another. The encounter was so brief, and the critters were too skittish to know for sure what they were precisely, but they had to have been fishers, pine martens, or weasels. Whichever they were, seeing them was a first for us, which simply added a cherry to the top of this incredible trip.

What we didn’t like:
The only things we didn’t like about this trip are the slow flatwater in the final mile of the trip (created by the dam in Big Falls), and the occasional scraping we endured in some of the shallows. Fortunately, the dam impoundment is short and it offers some cool rock outcrops. As for the shallow water, when we first did this trip, the gauge was at 170 cfs, which is way too low even to consider. Here, it was at 250 cfs, which was a marked improvement but still on the low side. The river definitely can be run at 250 cfs (and should!) but expect to scrape here and there.

To be sure, there are some stretches of quietwater between the sets of rapids. It feels greedy and privileged to see that we “didn’t like” these stretches. Seriously, they’re totally fine. But once you’ve had a taste of the ridiculous candy factory that long segments of continuous rapids are, the slower portions seem a little lackluster – or just lacking. But whatever the current, the scenery is gorgeous.

The novelty segment from Ness Road to Wolf River Road was more developed than we’d have guessed (or preferred), but it wasn’t really a big deal.

OK, one last thing. While we were unloading our boats at Ness Road another vehicle on the road slowed down to talk to us. Turns out they were the same folks we saw in the driveway minutes earlier, when we scouted the upstream Wolf River Road bridge. We got to talking about paddling. They told us how only a few weeks earlier they’d cleared out the whole stretch of the river from their property to the Ness Road bridge. This was pretty surprising, but totally serendipitous news!

The natural question came next: what did they know about the section from Ness Road to the downstream Wolf River bridge? “Millions of trees” was the answer. My friends looked at me with that “what have you gotten us into?!?” expression. But by then we were already committed to doing this. So I proposed that if it were too miserable and too much work in the first 15 minutes we could just walk back to the car without much ado. Well, as mentioned above, it was all totally open. Which led us to wondering whether the guy was trying to intimidate us (i.e., disabusing us of trying to paddle it so as to keep it a secret) or simply wasn’t up to date on the present-day status of this segment.

We’d like to believe the latter scenario, not least because it would mean that all the river from the first Wolf River Road bridge to the second Wolf River Road bridge would be open and thus its own viable trip at 5.5 miles or an add-on to the popular 7.5-mile trip for a full day of incredible paddling.

If we did this trip again:
We would definitely do this trip again! In fact, we paddled the Little Wolf twice on this weekend. We had so much fun the first day that we did the better-known Wolf River Road to Big Falls section the following day. To be fair, that trip is a better paddling experience than starting at Ness Road. For one, there’s less development and fewer obstructions to dodge around (even though it was all open when we ran it; but conditions change all the time). For another, the access to the river is better at Wolf River Road.

But for those paddlers who are curious about what else can be paddled on the upper Little Wolf or simply want to make a longer day trip than 7.5 miles, we definitely recommend this trip!

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Related Information:
Little Wolf River I: Manawa to County Road X
Little Wolf River II: Wolf River Road to Big Falls
Miles Paddled Video: Little Wolf River I: Manawa to County Road X
General: American Whitewater
General: Riverfacts
Guide: Paddling Southern Wisconsin
Outfitter: Big Falls Kayak Rentals
Wikipedia: Little Wolf River

Map:


Shuttle Information:
10 miles. Very scenic and definitely doable by bicycle, though not ideal given the speed of vehicles along County Road C. As of 2017, there is now an outfitter – Big Falls Kayak Rental – who not only rents kayaks but also offers a shuttle service from Ness Road to Big Falls (and a couple options in between).

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  • Steve

    Thanks for posting this story-I check your reviews often (I live in Neillsville and we have the E Fk of the Black, the Black, Halls, Robinson and Morrison close). I’ll have to try and get over to this Little Wolf-looks great! I might suggest the critters you saw were mink? martens would probably not be this far south and Fishers are fairly big-Mink would love to be in and around water there. Thanks!

    • No problem Steve! You’re in one of our (if not, the) favorite areas of Wisconsin for paddling! Thanks for the info – you’re right, it probably was a mink. This section of the Little Wolf is great and I’m sure if you enjoy paddling the BRF area, you’ll enjoy this. Thanks again!

  • William Petersen

    I can see the river is shallow, and you obviously have some miles under your belts. I am still surprised you do not wear life jackets, or helmets. Life jackets can serve as padding if one tips onto the rocks, potentially avoiding broken ribs. A helmet can prevent a concussion. If the trailing person should fall in and be knock unconscious, with no life jacket on, how quickly can you find and rescue the person? I would hate to lose a great online guide service due to a freak accident! Stay safe out there.

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Mecan River III
6.3-6.4.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Mecan River Springs to 11th Road

Mecan River II
10.26.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Germania to Lock Road

Mecan River I
5.18.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Dakota to Highway 22

Menomonee River

Menomonee River II
7.27.17 | ☆ ☆
Pilgrim Road to Frontier Park

Menomonee River I
7.3.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Frontier Park to Jacobus Park

Mill Creek

Mill Creek (Portage)
10.16.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Robin Lane to West River Drive

Mill Creek (Iowa)
6.8.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Loy Road to Highway 23

Milwaukee River

Milwaukee River IX
7.2.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Estabrook Park to Bruce Street

Milwaukee River VIII
9.29.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
West Bend to Newburg

Milwaukee River VII
9.30.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Fredonia to Grafton

Milwaukee River VI
6.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Grafton to County Highway T

Milwaukee River V
6.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Newburg to Fredonia

Milwaukee River IV
7.19.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Kewaskum to Barton

Milwaukee River III
7.27.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Grafton to Thiensville

Milwaukee River II
7.20.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Estabrook Park to Discovery World

Milwaukee River I
6.24.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Newburg to Fredonia

Milwaukee River: East Branch

Milwaukee River: East Branch III
9.27.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Dundee to Mauthe Lake

Milwaukee River: East Branch II
6.16.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
New Fane to Kewaskum

Milwaukee River: East Branch I
6.3.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
New Prospect to New Fane

Mink River

Mink River
8.16.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Rowley’s Bay

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake II
10.17.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Mirror Lake State Park to Lake Delton

Mirror Lake I
5.24.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Mirror Lake State Park to Lake Delton

Montello River

Montello River
11.8.16-11.10.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Harrisville to 11th Road

Moon Lake

Moon Lake
6.19.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Montello, Wisconsin

Mormon Creek

Mormon Creek
8.3.14 | ☆ ☆
Mormon Coulee Park to Goose Island County Park

Morrison Creek

Morrison Creek II
5.5.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Cemetery Road to Pettibone Pass

Morrison Creek I
9.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Cemetery Road to Morrison Landing

Mukwonago River

Mukwonago River
11.3.15 | ☆ ☆
Mukwonago to Big Bend

Mullet River

Mullet River
10.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Plymouth to County Road M

Namekagon River

Namekagon River
7.16-7.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road K to Riverside

Neenah Creek

Neenah Creek
4.19.15 | ☆ ☆
County Road EE to Oxford

Nippersink Creek (IL)

Nippersink Creek
11.3.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Richmond to Spring Grove

Oconomowoc River

Oconomowoc River III
6.4.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Monches to Okauchee Lake

Oconomowoc River II
4.8.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Wisconsin Avenue to Fowler Lake Park

Oconomowoc River I
6.25.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Concord Road to County Road P

Old Pearl River (LA)

Old Pearl River
4.3.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Crawford Landing Road to Indian Village Road

Onion River

Onion River II
10.11.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road A to County Road V

Onion River I
9.23.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road V to Sheboygan Falls

Ontonagon River: Middle Branch

Ontonagon River: Middle Branch
8.12.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Watersmeet to Forest Road 5250

Pecatonica River

Pecatonica River V (IL)
11.15.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Pecatonica River Nature Preserve to Trask Bridge Forest Preserve

Pecatonica River IV
5.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Mifflin to Jones Branch Road

Pecatonica River III
4.16.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Brownton to Winslow

Pecatonica River II
11.15.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Darlington to Red Rock

Pecatonica River I
6.16.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Calamine to Darlington

Pecatonica River: East Branch

Pecatonica River: East Branch VI
10.26.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Hollandale to Horseshoe Bend Road

Pecatonica River: East Branch V
5.2.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Woodford to Highway 11

Pecatonica River: East Branch IV
4.11.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Argyle to Blackhawk Memorial County Park

Pecatonica River: East Branch III
3.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway HK to Hollandale

Pecatonica River: East Branch II
11.19.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Hollandale to Blanchardville

Pecatonica River: East Branch I
9.29.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Blanchardville to Argyle

Pecatonica River: Mineral Point Branch

Pecatonica River: Mineral Point Branch
7.30.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Oak Park Road to County Road O

Peshekee River (MI)

Peshekee River
8.31.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Peshekee Grade to 3-Mile Mark

Peshtigo River

Peshtigo River
9.2.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Burnt Bridge to Goodman Park

Pigeon River

Pigeon River
12.5.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road J to Lake Michigan

Pine River

Pine River (Lincoln)
9.7.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Center Road to County Road W

Pine River III (Richland)
7.26.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Rockbridge to County Road AA

Pine River II (Richland)
5.12.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Krouskop Park to Twin Bluffs Road

Pine River I (Richland)
4.7.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Rockbridge to County Road AA

Piscasaw Creek (IL)

Piscasaw Creek III
4.17.17 | ☆ ☆
Denny Road to Squaw Prairie Road

Piscasaw Creek II
4.12.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Streit Road to Denny Road

Piscasaw Creek I
4.9.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Maxon Road to Streit Road

Platte River

Platte River Overview
Our Guide to the Platte River

Platte River V
3.27.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road A to Platte Road

Platte River IV
10.28.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Big Platte Road to Indian Creek Road

Platte River III
11.10.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Platte Road to Big Platte Road

Platte River II
9.22.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Ellenboro to Platte Road

Platte River I
6.19.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Ellenboro to County Road B

Plover River

Plover River II
9.23.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Esker Road to Bevent Drive

Plover River I
5.19.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Jordan Park to Iverson Park

Prairie River

Prairie River II
5.27.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road C to Stange’s Park

Prairie River I
11.17.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Haymeadow Creek to Prairie Road

Puchyan River

Puchyan River
04.19.15 | ☆ ☆
County Road J to Huckleberry Road

Red River

Red River
12.9.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Gresham to County Road A

Red Cedar River

Red Cedar River
5.30.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Menomonie to Downsville

Robinson Creek

Robinson Creek II
5.7.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Old County Road I to Kelly Road

Robinson Creek I
7.8.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Old County Road I to Kelly Road

Rock Creek

Rock Creek
3.26.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Lake Mills to Millford

Rock River

Rock River IV
7.16.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Watertown to Johnson Creek

Rock River III
9.27.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Kanow Park to County Road P

Rock River II
9.21.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Janesville to Beloit

Rock River I (IL)
8.4.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Oregon to Dixon

Root River

Root River
8.2.13 | ☆ ☆
5 Mile Road to Horlick Dam

Root River: South Branch (MN)

Root River: South Branch
9.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway 5 to Preston Trailhead Park

Rubicon River

Rubicon River
5.27.15 | ☆ ☆
Saylesville to Neosho

Seeley Creek

Seeley Creek
5.4.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Seeley Lake to Hatchery Road

Six Mile Creek

Six Mile Creek
6.7.14 | ☆
Waunakee Village Park to South Woodland Drive

Spring Creek

Spring Creek
4.20.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Fair Street to County Road V

St. Croix River

St. Croix River II
8.11.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Osceola to Somerset Landing

St. Croix River I
8.8.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
St. Croix Falls to Osceola

Starkweather Creek

Starkweather Creek
6.08 | ☆
Yahara River to Highway 30

Sugar Creek

Sugar Creek II
4.17.17 | ☆
Bowers Road to State Road 120

Sugar Creek I
4.15.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road ES to Bowers Road

Sugar River

Sugar River Overview
Our Guide to the Sugar River

Upper Sugar River
…………………………………

Sugar River XII
7.24.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
White Crossing Road to Valley Road

Sugar River X
10.4.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway 69 to County Road A

Sugar River IX
3.28.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road A to Belleville

Sugar River VII
9.14.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Riverside Road to Paoli

Sugar River III
7.22.11 | ☆
Valley Road to Paoli

Sugar River II
7.3.11 | ☆
Paoli to Belleville

Middle Sugar River
…………………………………

Sugar River XI
11.15.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Attica to Albany

Sugar River VI
5.18.14 | ☆ ☆
Albany to Brodhead

Sugar River IV
8.11.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road X to County Road EE

Sugar River I
6.9.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Belleville to County Road X

Lower Sugar River
…………………………………

Sugar River VIII
9.6.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Brodhead to Avon

Sugar River V (IL)
9.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Colored Sands Forest Preserve to North Meridian Road

Sugar River: West Branch

Sugar River: West Branch
7.27.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Fritz Road to County Road PB

Token Creek

Token Creek III
5.22.11 | ☆
Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park

Token Creek II
8.22.09 | ☆ ☆
Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park

Token Creek I
5.2.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park

Tomorrow River

Tomorrow River
7.4.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Rolling Hills Road to Amherst

Trappe River

Trappe River
8.2.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road WW to Wisconsin River Road

Trempealeau River

Trempealeau River II
9.27.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway 35 to Perrot State Park

Trempealeau River I
8.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Whitehall to Independence

Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek Overview
Our Guide to Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek VI
3.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Fairfield to Sweet-Allyn Park

Turtle Creek V
6.21.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
School Section Road to O’Riley Road

Turtle Creek IV
6.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Springs Park to School Section Road

Turtle Creek III
7.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park

Turtle Creek II
7.13.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street

Turtle Creek I
8.6.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street

Upper Iowa River (IA)

Upper Iowa River II
5.29.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Kendallville to Bluffton

Upper Iowa River I
5.24.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Chimney Rock Road to Bluffton Road

Waupaca River

Waupaca River VIII
10.10.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Buchholz Road to County Highway Q

Waupaca River VII
9.1.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Riverview Park to Reek Road

Waupaca River VI
6.2.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Weyauwega to Decker Memorial Park

Waupaca River V
10.24.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Amherst to Durrant Road

Waupaca River IV
4.12.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Highway Q to Brainards Bridge Park

Waupaca River III
9.22.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Highway DD to County Highway Q

Waupaca River II
7.7.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Highway Q to Brainards Bridge Park

Waupaca River I
7.9.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Highway Q to Brainards Bridge Park

Wausau Whitewater Park

Wausau Whitewater Park
7.13.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Wausau, Wisconsin

Wedges Creek

Wedges Creek
9.20.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Middle Road to Black River Lodge Resort

White River

White River III (Walworth)
3.12.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sheridan Springs Road to Lyons

White River (Waushara)
11.1.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road YY to Czech Lane

White River (Bayfield)
8.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Maple Ridge Road to Highway 112

White River II (Walworth)
6.30.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Sheridan Springs Road to Wagner Park

White River I (Walworth)
5.15.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sheridan Springs Road to Lyons

Willow Creek

Willow Creek
8.5.17 + 8.22.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway 58 to Dog Hollow Road

Wisconsin River

Lower Wisconsin River
…………………………………

Lower Wisconsin Overview
Our Guide to the Lower Wisconsin Riverway

Wisconsin River XVI
9.4.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Spring Green to Lone Rock

Wisconsin River VIII
6.22-6.23.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Lone Rock to Muscoda

Wisconsin River IV
9.4-9.5.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Prairie Du Sac to Arena

Wisconsin River III
5.29-5.31.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Arena to Gotham

Wisconsin River II
9.5-9.7.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Gotham to Boscobel

Wisconsin River I
8.22-8.24.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Boscobel to Wyalusing State Park

Middle Wisconsin River
…………………………………

Wisconsin River XV
7.11.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Castle Rock Dam to Lyndon Station

Wisconsin River XIV
10.11.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
River Bay Road to Norway Drive

Wisconsin River XIII
6.13.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Pine Island to Portage

Wisconsin River XI
4.22.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Portage to Dekorra

Wisconsin River IX
10.13.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Lyndon Station to Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin River VII
8.6.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Wisconsin Dells to Norway Drive

Wisconsin River VI
8.15.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Dekorra to Whalen Bay

Wisconsin River V
6.1.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Lyndon Station to Wisconsin Dells

Upper Wisconsin River
…………………………………

Wisconsin River XII
5.11.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Grandfather Dam to Lokemoen Road

Wisconsin River X
12.2.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Pine River to Texas

Wolf River

Wolf River III
9.6.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Lily to Hollister

Wolf River II
9.5.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road A to Lily

Wolf River I
8.29.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Lily to Langlade

Yahara River

Yahara River Overview
Our Guide to the Yahara River

Upper Yahara River
…………………………………

Yahara River XII
7.16.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Veterans Memorial Park to Windsor Road

Yahara River XI
4.19.16 | ☆ ☆
Windsor to Highway 113

Yahara River VII
7.22.13 | ☆ ☆
Veterans Memorial Park to Windsor Road

Yahara River V
5.25.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Veterans Memorial Park to Windsor Road

Middle Yahara River
…………………………………

Yahara River X
3.7.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Mud Lake to Lake Kegonsa

Yahara River IX
12.14.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Stoughton to Stebbensville Road

Yahara River VIII
12.13.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Lake Kegonsa to Stoughton

Lower Yahara River
…………………………………

Yahara River VI
7.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Stebbensville Road to County Road H

Yahara River IV
6.6.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Murwin County Park to Janesville

Yahara River III
7.13.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Stebbensville Road to Murwin County Park

Yahara River II
9.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Stebbensville Road to County Road H

Yahara River I
8.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Stebbensville Road to Murwin County Park

Yellow Creek (IL)

Yellow Creek
4.19.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Bolton Road to Krape Park

Yellow River

Yellow River (Taylor)
8.31.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Miller Dam to County Road H

Yellow River (IA)

Yellow River II
5.6.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Old Sixteen Road to Highway 76

Yellow River I
5.5.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway X16 to Old Sixteen Road

Zumbro River (MN)

Zumbro River
6.1.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Zumbro Falls to Millville


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