Bois Brule River
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Bois Brule River V

By on October 20, 2016

Touring the Brule Glacial Spillway State Natural Area
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An easy there-and-back trip on the relatively obscure headwaters area of the vaunted Bois Brule River, paddlers will be delighted with innumerable backwater pools, springs and spongy bogs surrounded by conifers and an attractive ridge.

Date:
September 7, 2016

Class Difficulty:
Flatwater

Gauge:
Brule: ht/ft: 1.87 | cfs: 182

Recommended Levels:
We recommend this level and there should always be enough water for this trip.

Put-In + Take-Out:
Stone’s Bridge Landing/County Road S, Brule, Wisconsin

Time: Put in at 11:10a. Out at 1:10p.
Total Time: 2h
Miles Paddled: 5

Wildlife: Turkey, trout, deer and a jet-black black squirrel.

The Bois Brule River begins right above Upper St. Croix Lake,* out of which it flows northward some 50 miles to its mouth at Lake Superior. Virtually every book, blog, pamphlet, newsletter and word of mouth has the varied trips on the river beginning at Stone’s Bridge Landing, approximately 12 miles downstream from its humble beginnings near Upper St. Croix Lake. This inspires the curious/romantic paddler to wonder about the never-mentioned stretch between its headwaters to the official “first” trip on the famous river. And that’s where we come in, explorers of the obscure.

Fun facts before we get started: Upper St. Croix Lake is NOT the source of the Bois Brule River, as we had first foolishly inferred; but it is the source of the mighty St. Croix River. Rather, the Bois Brule begins in a very ambiguous bog and marshy wetlands complex immediately north of the lake – and by “immediately” we mean literally on the other side of the road that separates the lake and marsh area. So what, you ask? Whereas the Bois Brule flows north into Lake Superior (and thus eventually ends up in the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway), the St. Croix flows south into the Mississippi River, eventually ending up in the Gulf of Mexico. In other words, even though the sources of the two are pretty much right next to one another, they flow in opposite directions, whose final destinations are on different sides of the continent. Indeed, there’s a continental divide right at this spot, which is remarkably fascinating. A section of the North Country Trail follows a historic portage between these two rivers, right by Upper St. Croix Lake, back in the old days when travelers from Lake Superior paddled upstream the Bois Brule and portaged to Upper St. Croix Lake to get to the Mississippi River eventually. Cool stuff, no?

We owe humble thanks to a fan of the site who wrote us, informing us of our error. Also, for more info on this and impressively painstaking details, see this great blog.

Our intention was not to do a there-and-back trip, as we generally bristle at the notion of paddling upstream. Our original idea was to put in at County Road P, which actually is the West Fork of the Bois Brule (this was one of those “well, it looks like this is doable on Google Maps” ideas). We were delighted to see this confirmed on the Bois Brule State Forest Visitor newspaper map (available at the campgrounds), where there is a denoted canoe landing on County Road P. Take “confirmed” with a large grain of salt, as the reality of this, irrespective of the newspaper map or Google maps, is simply impossible to the point of masochistic.

While there is a parking pull-out off the road, there is A) no boat access to the water and B) you can’t even find the water – it’s that clogged and choked with alders and brush. We’re happy to bushwhack and get dirty, even get scraped up and bitten by we don’t want to know what, in the name of intrepid pioneer paddling – but when you can’t even find the water itself, then why even bother?

Now’s also as good a time as any to mention that we knew there was going to be stormy weather early in the afternoon. It had already rained the night before and the two nights before that one. In fact, potential flash flooding was predicted on the weather radio that morning. That, on top of pioneer paddling an 8-mile trip with virtually no current and a couple hundred meanders, not to mention the long drive back to Madison after this, started dampening our spirits before the first raindrop fell (which didn’t take long anyway).

So then we drove to Upper St. Croix Lake itself to see if one could begin there. In theory, yes. There’s an official boat launch off County Road A. It would be a short paddle on the lake before finding the outlet. Alternatively, one could put in at County Road A itself, where the Bois Brule crosses under via a teeny-tiny culvert that you’d have to portage around and over anyway, had you begun on the lake. This looks doable, but it would be a total crapshoot. Plus it would add another 2-3 miles to a trip that would have been 8-ish. Eleven miles on a narrow creek-like river with almost no current and a million meanders is a romantic expedition at best. At worst, it could be just miserable with impassable sections and portaging. Maybe there’s a reason why there’s no info on this upstream section…?

Our last hope was one more possible access point from the lake to Stone’s Bridge Landing, on or off of Chimney Road. Once again, here the Bois Brule State Forest Visitor newspaper map denotes a canoe landing at this road. The trouble is the road does not lead to the river. In fact, the road goes to nowhere. There is a pull-off area at the end of the unpaved road, but there is no discernible trail leading to the river. By this point we had wasted 90 minutes driving around looking for a hopeless landing for what all we knew was a hopeless trip to begin with.

And so we drove back to Stone’s Bridge Landing, resigned to paddle upstream as far as we felt, or we pelted by rain, or blocked by obstructions. In the end, it took about another 90 minutes for all of those to happen – remarkably at the very same moment; it started to just pour right after we decided that the poking, prickly alders had made the paddling less than fun – after which we turned around and paddled back to the landing.

What we liked:
This trip lies along the Brule Glacial Spillway State Natural Area, which was recently highlighted in a paddling guide dedicated to natural areas produced by the Wisconsin DNR, a section that is the very essence of a spruce and cedar bog. That we did this on a gloomy day, with leaden overcast skies that felt like they could rain at any moment, enhanced the innumerable backwater pools, sloughs, soggy bogs and multitudinous springs. Both water and sky felt like twin panes of a window looking into a lugubrious world. Rain coming from above, groundwater bubbling up from below and simply seeping out of impossibly green sheens of lush plant life. Everything a quiet rustle, the landscape abandoned and undeveloped. Seriously, a cinematographer could have a field day shooting a film out here – maybe adapting Dante or a Japanese novel depicting the afterlife.

Much to our utter shock, we happened upon another paddler who was quietly fishing for trout from his boat. We all agreed that the landscape felt spooky. And then he said something that still impresses the hell out of Timothy. Reflecting on the weather at that moment and the landscape in general, he said, “it’s right where it needs to be.” We love that – and couldn’t agree more! Even though this outing didn’t feel like a true trip in our usual sense of going from Point A to Point B, it was a fantastic outing, nonetheless. The braided maze of channels and backwater dead ends, together with the droopy trees and the overall sense of being somewhere new, somewhere foreign – it all felt kind of spooky in just the right way.

The only sign of development we saw was of a handsome cedar boathouse and matching estate behind it. These are only a short paddle upstream of the landing, a foreshadowing of the many found further downstream in the Stone’s Bridge to Winneboujou Landings segment of the Bois Brule River.

However unadvertised this section of the Bois Brule is, there’s plenty of evidence (mostly old) that chainsaws have gone through (at least) this section leading to Stone’s Bridge. It was a much welcome sight, confirming that others (locals probably) also have been curious about this upstream segment. Whether the whole segment is open, from the headwaters to Stone’s, is anyone’s guess, however.

Despite paddling upstream and even though the river is at its most meandering in this section, it’s all pretty easygoing since the current is slack. The advantage to such a trip, of course, is that it requires no shuttling, whether by car or bike (and out here in rural Douglas County, this means no shuttling on unpaved roads – Timothy’s VW Golf got pretty beat up after a couple days on these back roads). Also, since you’re simply returning to where you started, you can paddle up as far as you wish or have the time for, which is a pleasant novelty when on a river.

What we didn’t like:
OK, leaving aside our disdain for paddling upstream in general, what we disliked in particular about this trip were the lack of accesses. There is something intrinsically exciting about venturing on a journey from one point to another, with who knows what in between (which is part of the adventure, after all). On a there-and-back trip the sense of new and unknown is mitigated by having seen everything the first time around coming up; the only difference going back down is it’s a little easier with the current, however gentle that current is. But lack of accesses is perhaps the price one pays for remoteness and near-wilderness…

The other thing we didn’t like – indeed, it’s what broke the deal for us and led to that moment of “um, yeah, I think I’m done with this” – is how overgrown the stream is at times with annoying alder branches jutting into the water. Ordinarily this is not a deal breaker but given that our spirits were already a bit crestfallen by then, these mild impediments did not bode well for what we’d find further upstream. Paddling a meandering, obstructed river upstream pretty much sounds like the opposite of fun. Especially in the rain (by this point there was a light drizzle) or knowing that we’d simply encounter them a second time, on our way back down.

To be fair, where the river was particularly choked with these errant branches, there was only a very narrow space to get through – too narrow for your paddle to fit through without turning it parallel to the direction of your boat. Given the meandering nature of the creek-like river and the fact that you have to paddle upstream through such narrow spaces, you’d almost always run into some of these branches. And this was in a kayak – in a canoe some of these claustrophobic passages would be all but asking for an argument between the stern and bow paddlers. We did clear out the uglier, ganglier culprits of obstruction but all in all, we only paddled 2.5 miles upstream before turning back down.

If we did this trip again:
In a perfect world where time travel and carbon footprints had no bearing, (and both life schedules and meteorological forecasts were laughably irrelevant) we’d do this trip again in a heartbeat – starting on the other side of Upper St. Croix Lake, finding that elusive bog/marsh headwaters, and committing ourselves to every gosh darn mile of the beautiful Bois Brule River like a bunch of renegade voyageurs. But in reality, this river is five hours away from where we live in Madison, so it may be a bit before we return.

Believe us: we really wanted to pioneer-paddle this section of the Bois Brule and present it on top of the four other popular trips we’ve posted a la lagniappe cherry on top. But it was not meant to be, unfortunately. Between the inaccessible landings and the inevitable storm hovering above us, and that pesky business of the long drive back to Madison, we had to fold, recognizing that this trip just wasn’t in the cards.

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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 III:
 Copper Range Landing to Highway 13
Bois Brule River IV: Highway 13 to Lake Superior
Miles Paddled Video:
Bois Brule River I: Stone’s Bridge Landing to Bois Brule Landing
Miles Paddled Video:
 Bois Brule River III: Copper Range Landing to Highway 13
Miles Paddled Video:
 Bois Brule River IV: Highway 13 to Lake Superior
Camp:
Brule River State Forest
General:
 Wisconsin DNR
Outfitter: Brule River Canoe
Overview: Paddling State Natural Areas
Wikipedia: Bois Brule River

Map:


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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 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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