Paddling Wisconsin State Natural Areas

Paddling Wisconsin State Natural AreasThe Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources just released a handy little guide detailing 12 easy paddling opportunities located in State Natural Areas throughout Wisconsin. The guide is brief on details but serves as a great reminder (and inspiration) to check out some of our wonderful SNAs that celebrate Wisconsin’s natural heritage.

View and download here.

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  • Reply
    Jonathan Beers
    August 10, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Don’t attempt the access road to Bittersweet Lake unless you have 4WD/AWD or at least a vehicle with sufficient ground clearance. Normal clearance vehicles can park and portage into Prong Lake. From there you can portage to the other lakes.

    After lots of banging over large, loose rocks, and getting bogged down in loose sand on a steep hill, we had to to back out of the access road to Bittersweet Lake on in early August 2016. We left some feedback to that effect on a DNR site. The supervisor for the area called to thank me for my feedback, said they were aware of the washouts from recent heavy rains, but that repair budgets are tight.

    Thanks for the link to the guide – I’m going to donate online as requested at the end of the guide: “Go to and search keyword “NHC.” Let us know that you’re
    donating because you liked this publication by choosing “SNA Paddle
    Guide” as how you found us”

    • Reply
      Miles Paddled
      August 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Great Information Jonathan and not a bad place to donate to! Thanks for sharing – I’m sure other readers will find that timely info useful!

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