Bois Brule River
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Bois Brule River III

By on September 30, 2016

Copper Range Landing to Highway 13
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This was not only our favorite segment of the Brule, or even of 2016, but it might possibly be our favorite paddle of all time. Copper Range Landing to Highway 13 is a non-stop ride on a bed of incessent riffles, Class I and II rapids with about a dozen ledges and drops. Set in northern Wisconsin wilderness on the pristine waters of the Bois Brule, this is a bucket-list paddle.

Date:
September 3, 2016

Class Difficulty:
Class II(III)

Gauge:
Brule: ht/ft: 1.60 | cfs: 142

Recommended Levels:
We recommend this level. Wisconsin Trail Guide provides a very useful chart that categorizes water levels for each section on the Bois Brule. 125-200 is the lowest you’d be able to paddle (although, expect some scrapping at the low end). The levels we paddled at were great and gave us no notable difficulty at 142 cfs (and that stayed very consistent for the entire weekend).

Put-In:
Copper Range Campground/Landing, Brule, Wisconsin
Take-Out:
Highway 13 Landing

Time: Put in at 12:35p. Out at 5:45p.
Total Time: 5h 10m
Miles Paddled: 9

Wildlife: Mergansers, frogs, trout, eagle and a heron.

Having completed the previous two sections of the Bois Brule, the first that combines a little bit of everything, and then the tamest, comes the most exciting run of the entire 38 paddling miles of the river. Covered on American Whitewater, this is indeed, “the whitewater section”.

It’s unlike any of the other segments of the Brule, which is what makes it so sought after. Rivaling Halls Creek (our crème de la creek of whitewater) in rapids and ledges, (but maybe not scenery) it’s frisky, sometimes wild, and rarely does it let up for the entire 9 miles.

There’s not enough superlatives to actually describe how wonderfully fun and carefree this whole paddle is. It’s just incredible from put-in to take-out. And the ledges of Lenroot and Mays are just icing on this cake.

What we liked:
The put-in at Copper Range Campground is the least convenient of all landings on the Bois Brule – not for accessibility (because it’s actually quite convenient if you’re camping at the site) but for hauling your boat riverside. It’s about a hundred yard hike from the campground down to the river via some steep wooden steps. It’s best to have some help getting up or down. Once there, it’s an easy and gradual launch to the water.

(I have to add a note here… It wasn’t until over a month later that I came across a post on Reddit where it occurred to me that the nice people we met at the put-in, also have a great blog called riverdarter.com which I only recently became familiar with – but prior to our trip. We had handed out some stickers and apparently, they did not make it through the rapids on the ledges. What a delightful coincidence, though).

Almost immediately after putting-in, the fun begins downstream of Park Road. The riffles begin and they won’t let up for most of the day. The entire way, it seemed as though there was no more than 50 yards of flatwater until the next set.

There are 15 sets of noted (mostly Class I) rapids within this section but trying to distinguish between where one set started and one set ended is actually difficult at these levels, save for the ledges (we’ll get to those momentarily). The Class I’s, specifically, were similar to the many yards of lively riffles we encountered. For instance, based on the Wisconsin Trail Guide Map, there is a couple rapids just after Pine Tree Landing/Dead End Road, and then nothing for at least a mile. But in fact, there is no deadzone there – it’s entirely a start/stop of riffles and seemingly nonstop splashy waves.

In general, the rapids all felt easy. But whitewater is still whitewater and I don’t want to diminish the current’s force that these rapids produce nor would I suggest that any classified set of rapids is “safe”. They were indeed easy for us but whether that was because we properly scouted them (I would like to think) and followed the routes we all “thought” were the proper lines to take, or just got lucky (I’m sure there’s part truth in that), none of us had any incidents (though some of us without skirts certainly took on water at the ledges).

What this section is known for, in terms of whitewater, are the ledges and there are two sets with multiple drops that make up each stretch of them. Lenroot is first and it was our favorite. There’s a footbridge and a cabin on the right with a “Nichol’s Sauna” sign attached out front that indicates you’ll soon reach Lenroot. Yet, while we had every intention of scouting it, we quickly became engaged with the current – completely taking everyone one of us by surprise – and we all ended up running it blindly. Successfully. It was a blast. It’s a unique set of drops and pitches with a brief break in the elbow of a left-turn.

The second series gets wilder with only one line to ride the ledges that leads from one curly wave to the next. There’s some room below that to catch your breath (or bail out water) before heading down the final few Class I ledges on the approach to (and below) County Road FF.

Following that come Mays Ledges (Or May Ledges? There seems to be a discrepancy there). While Timothy and I scouted the day prior, we thought it best to scout again so everyone in our group could see what they were in for. The first ledge is unique in that it has two drops for which to run. One is v-shaped, the other, a square-cut or tooth-shaped indent. We didn’t know what were in these crevices so we all ran it river-right – straight off the ledge – and successfully at that. Though, in hindsight, it would have been less-scrapey taking the chutes based on the videos I’ve seen after the fact, proving they are indeed runnable.

After that first ledge, there’s a good hundred yards to the rest of the ledges. There’s a series of them (the eye-test suggests they are much more intense, which is true) and while you may catch an eddy here and there to plan your next move, it’s best to scout prior and at least get a loose gameplan and find yourself a line.

Coincidentally, while we were scouting, a group of women came barreling down the ledges, decked out in similar helmets so they were obviously renting from an outfitter, which also (and sometimes unfairly) often indicates this might be a new thing for them. These ladies just shot the rapids without scouting. And the last woman, hit a rock, took on water and dumped. She didn’t know how to handle the situation so we ran down and helped her out, then got her boat to the bank to empty it. The upside was that we got to see which approach to take (and of course, which one not to).

The seven of us basically followed the same line we had scouted and I’m happy to report we conquered Mays without incident. I myself, wasn’t even convinced I’d make it without dumping, so I was impressed. Some boats without skirts took on water (fact: without a skirt, yes, you’ll probably take on some water) but everyone made it successfully to varying degrees of staying dry. And then we took a break for lunch.

After Mays, there’s more in-store with about 4.5 miles of riffles and class I’s (or as mentioned, basically one in the same). And it’s just so fun. Keep your eyes on the current lines and numerous boulders throughout and enjoy the ride. Occasionally, you’ll find a ledge at one of the marked Class I’s.

It’s on this back half of this segment where you’ll catch your first glimpses of red clay banks nestled amongst tall pines. They’re sporadic and most are modest but there are a couple tall and steep erosions that are revealed.

Wildlife had been generally quiet thus far on every part of the Brule we’ve paddle up to this point and this section was no exception. We did see those crazy-haired mergansers, some frogs, a few trout, an eagle and a heron, however, spotting wildlife is really the last thing you’ll be doing. Instead you’ll be watching for boulders and spotting the ideal currents to take you further downstream.

After 9 miles, the riffles finally let up…. (ha ha.. kind of a joke) …at the take-out. It’s almost bittersweet but at the same time, there’s a very fulfilling feeling. This river gave everything it had in this section and you couldn’t possibly ask for more fun.

The take-out is much easier and accommodating than the put-in. There are some steps but they pale in comparison to the Copper Range launch. Though I did have to help a group of ladies (who had a few too many on the trip) stumble/amble up the steps with their boats (not the same ones that careened down Mays haphazardly). Parking is limited because this is a popular access point – not just for taking-out but because it’s the put-in for the next popular section which ends in Lake Superior.

I should mention that this segment shouldn’t normally take five hours to paddle. We were a group of seven and with numbers come more delays. We also scouted, rescued, lunched, lost frisbees on the bank, rest-roomed (?), etc. Then again, you should scout and lunch and don’t rush. It’s just such a magnificent stretch. Enjoy it.

That night, to top off an extraordinarily great day trip, most of the group celebrated Wisconsin-style with brats. I, on the other hand, (and much to the chagrin of Timothy who decided to chide not only my cooking prowess but even the ability to operate a pie iron) cooked up some mean (maybe even legendary) pudgy pies (sorry Karen, I know you hate those words). Seth on the other hand, a pie newbie, struggled mightily with his first attempt (exhibits A and B – guess which one was Seth’s).

Anyway, it was an exceptional way to end the night – wine, pies, beer and brats. But tomorrow, we were finishing the weekend with one final trip. And we were all looking forward to the final day, (again, as bittersweet as that thought was) paddling the final leg towards Lake Superior by way of the Bois Brule River.

What we didn’t like:
Not a thing – it’s incredible.

If we did this trip again:
Picking a favorite section of the Bois Brule River was easy – this was it. The penultimate section of the Bois Brule doesn’t dissappoint. It’ll be etched in our paddling memories for quite some time.

We will, no doubt, return.

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Related Information:
Bois Brule River I: Stone’s Bridge Landing to Bois Brule Landing
Bois Brule River II:
 Bois Brule Landing to Copper Range Landing
Bois Brule River IV: Highway 13 to Lake Superior
Bois Brule River V: 
Brule Glacial Spillway State Natural Area
Miles Paddled Video:
Bois Brule River I: Stone’s Bridge Landing to Bois Brule Landing
Miles Paddled Video:
 Bois Brule River IV: Highway 13 to Lake Superior
Camp:
Brule River State Forest
General: 
American Whitewater
General:
 Wisconsin DNR
Guide: Wisconsin Trail Guide
Guide: Paddling Northern Wisconsin by Mike Svob
Outfitter: Brule River Canoe
Overview: Midwest Weekends
Video: Morrall River Films
Wikipedia: Bois Brule River

Map:


Shuttle Information:
A bike shuttle would be an easy straight shot up County Road H. The only problem is that there is very little shoulder room. But it’s a relatively even road so the grade wouldn’t be that exhausting.

Miles Paddled Video:

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  • Dave Schmidt

    One of the gem, relatively easy whitewater runs of Wisconsin. Mad City Paddlers and the Sierra Club River Touring Section (RTS) is there every Memorial Day weekend. Each group paddles this and other sections of The Bois Brule. Also the nearby Middle when level is good (another easy scenic ww run) . This year some went on to paddle the Montreal as well (not as easy).

    Thanks Miles Paddled, you have many fans! (also love Tim’s book)

    • Hey Dave,

      Thanks for the comment! That’s very cool about the annual trip. I remember camping on a farm with an MCP contingent on the banks of the Upper Iowa River on a Memorial Day weekend a few years back. Thanks too for the Middle River plug. Next time we’re up there, we’ll definitely give it a look-see. Are there specific sections you recommend – or strongly discourage? As for the Montreal, oh man, that one’s been simmering on the back burner for years now. Complicated, challenging, relatively dangerous to do solo, and often shallow, not to mention 4 hours away from Madison, it still beguiles! Some day…

      Last but hardly least, thank you VERY MUCH for your kind words about the book. That means a lot to me! I hope it inspires some fabulous afternoons on the water!

      Timothy

  • Justin Meyer

    I’m sure the answer is “it depends on the water level” but how are the ledges in a canoe? Unloaded, paddlers with class I and II experience but it has been awhile. The trip is planned for July.

    • Yes, definitely depends on water levels. We only paddled them in kayaks, but it sure would’ve been fun to attempt in a canoe. There were many other canoes out there. I don’t have any insight into how many (if any) capsized, but I’m sure it happens. You should be fine. Just keep anything important in a dry bag. Hopefully the levels are good for you. It’s an awesome section.

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Waterloo to Portland

Maunesha River II
5.8.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Elder Lane to Twin Lake Road

Maunesha River I
4.21.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Waterloo Road to Firemen’s Park

Mecan River

Mecan River Overview
Our Guide to the Mecan River

Mecan River IV
6.10.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Dover Avenue to Germania

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
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

Pecatonica River

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 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

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
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

Sugar River XI
11.15.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Attica to Albany

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 VIII
9.6.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Brodhead to Avon

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

Sugar River VI
5.18.14 | ☆ ☆
Albany to Brodhead

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

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

Sugar River III
7.22.11 | ☆
Valley Road to Paoli

Sugar River II
7.3.11 | ☆
Paoli to Belleville

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

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 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

Wisconsin River

Lower Wisconsin River
…………………………………

Lower Wisconsin Overview
Our Guide to the Lower Wisconsin Riverway

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

Yahara River XI
4.19.16 | ☆ ☆
Windsor to Highway 113

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

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

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

Yahara River VII
7.22.13 | ☆ ☆
Veteran’s Memorial Park to Windsor Road

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

Yahara River V
5.25.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Veteran’s Memorial Park to Windsor Road

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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