• Willow River
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    Willow River

    Highway 64 to Willow River State Park: I want to avoid the “hidden gem” cliché here, but I won’t in singing the praises of this delightful stream with so much to…

  • Fisher River
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    Fisher River

    260th Avenue to Brunet Island State Park: There’s potential enjoyment on the part of the Fisher River that conjoins the Chippewa within the boundary of Brunet Island State Park. If you’re…

  • Deerskin River
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    Deerskin River

    Deerskin Road/Forest Road 2199 to Rangeline Road: The Deerskin River is a wild and mostly undeveloped little gem that gently meanders through classic northern Wisconsin landscape over crystal clear water, a sandy…

  • Little Maquoketa River
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    Little Maquoketa River

    Graf Park to Durango: A trip rich in potential but poor as dirt in reward, this upstream clip of the Little Maquoketa River can only be done at higher water levels…

  • Grant River
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    Grant River I

    Short Cut Road to County Road U: When it comes to Wisconsin driftless paddles, the Grant is as captivating as they come with its twists, turns, riffles and rock formations. However, there’s…

  • Neenah Creek
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    Neenah Creek II

    Oxford to County Road A: With steady, reliable flows, water that’s cold and clear as gin on the rocks, a sinewy stretch through a marshy area, some tight turns and occasional…

  • New Wood River
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    New Wood River

    County Highway E to Tesch Road: A short northcentral Wisconsin lightwater trip, (made even shorter due to the closure of the once popular put-in just upstream from this ad hoc access…

  • Black River
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    Black River VI

    Highway 73 to Willard Road: Two-for-one fun combining primitive-feeling creek paddling with the bigger but still rugged Black River, this outstanding trip is blessed with easy accesses and multiple options to…

  • Milespaddled 2021
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    Miles Paddled 2021

    Hey all, apologies for the downtime the last couple months but I had a “whole thing” I had to fix (like, moving the entire site). The good news is that we’re…

  • 2020 Year in Review
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    Miles Paddled 2020 Year in Review

    So 2020 wasn’t what any of us were expecting, but here we are on day one of a whole new year with hope for better things ahead. Emphasis on hope because…

  • 20 Best Paddles of 2020
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    20 Best Paddles of 2020

    In keeping with Miles Paddled tradition, we’re pleased to bring you our annual year-end list of favorite paddles from the past season. While 2020 was challenging for a number of reasons,…

  • Eau Claire River
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    Eau Claire River (Eau Claire County) Video

    Here’s our Eau Claire River video of one of its quieter and often over-looked segments. The river here is a nearly wild setting with wooded hills, steep banks, and solitude surrounds.…

  • Threadless Shop
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    Miles Paddled Threadless Shop

    Hey all, this isn’t necessarily new news if you’re a regular to the site, but we’ve added a second store for Miles Paddled and Wisconsin paddling gear in our Threadless Shop.…

  • Pine River Waushara County
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    Pine River (Waushara County)

    28th Court to Poy Sippi: An appetite for trying as many Pine Rivers in Wisconsin as I can, and a mild late fall day, led me to this rarely explored river…

  • Red River
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    Red River

    Lower Red Lake Dam to County Road A: A revisit to the Red River and redux paddle several years after our initial experience, but this time with better water levels, warmer…

  • Wolf River
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    Wolf River Video: Langlade to Markton

    Here’s our Wolf River video of Langlade to Markton which captures the exhilarating whitewater runs of Boy Scout Rapids, Hansen’s Rapids, Gilmore’s Mistake and much more. This glorious trip is exciting…

  • Wolf River
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    Wolf River Video: Lily to Hollister

    Here’s our most recent capture of the Lily to Hollister section on the Wolf River. It’s a beautiful boulder-clad section featuring countless riffles, lots of Class I rapids and splashy Class…

  • Wolf River
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    Wolf River III

    Langlade to Markton: An exhilarating trip where the former “teen” Wolf becomes a millennial and starts its sprint. More rambunctious than the segment upstream, but not as volatile as the next…

  • Wolf River Video
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    Wolf River Video: Hollister to Langlade

    Here’s our Wolf River video of Hollister to Langlade, a section that is more frisky than starting at Lily and less frothy than Langlade. This section is great for “lightwater” enthusiasts…

  • Wolf River
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    Wolf River II

    Hollister to Langlade: A spectacular stretch of a spectacular river, it’s here where the former Wolf pup enters its teen years, transitioning in earnest from its quiet flatwater and wild rice…