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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 segment. Though offering few standout memories, it has…

Wolf River
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Wolf River III

Lily to Hollister: This beautiful boulder-clad section of the rowdy Wolf River makes for a great introductory warm-up to the more rambunctious sections downstream. Featuring countless riffles, lots of Class I rapids and the splashy drops of a Class…

Installing a depth finder on a kayak
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Kayak Modifications: Installing a Depth Finder

Resident fishing expert Trevor Bellrichard begins a series of Do-It-Yourself kayak modifications to turn what would be a run-of-the-mill sit-in kayak, into a rather credible and comfortable fishing vessel. Canoe and kayak modifications are likely to become an ongoing…

Rattlesnake Creek
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Rattlesnake Creek

North Andover to Highway 81: The word ‘non-stop’ is defined as continuing without stopping or pausing, and Rattlesnake Creek provides an abundance of non-stop. This Driftless discovery has small stream characteristics and elusive charm including massive cliff walls, rugged…

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Pine River I (Florence County)

Highway 139 to Chipmunk Rapids Campground: One of several Pine Rivers in Wisconsin, this Pine River in Florence County is notable as it’s one of the five Wild and Scenic Rivers in the state, and for paddlers, it does…

Yahara River
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Yahara River I

Stebbensville Road to Murwin County Park: A wonderfully scenic quietwater paddle that’s perfect for beginners and families, this section of the Yahara River is one of our all-time favorites and one that provides a different experience every time we…

Blue River
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Blue River II

Bowers Road to Shemak Road: A meandering Driftless trout stream that offers a scenic and exciting daytrip for the intermediate paddler. With a little patience and some cooperation by Mother Nature to provide several days of moderate rain (or…

Lower Wisconsin Riverway
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Wisconsin River XIX

Prairie Du Sac to Wyalusing Landing: The Lower Wisconsin Riverway is beloved for its canoe and kayak camping opportunities on the islands and sandbars that dot the protected 92 miles from the Prairie Du Sac dam to the Mississippi River.…

Platte River
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Platte River VIII

Indian Creek Road to The Mississippi River: A relaxing “lake paddle” on the Platte River to the Mississippi is a great way to spend an evening enjoying nature’s creatures, the sounds of the wonderful outdoors, or enjoying a cold beverage while…

Scuppernong River
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Scuppernong River

Highway 106 to County Road D: A birder’s paradise and paddler’s quagmire, this section of the Scuppernong is part of the Glacial Heritage Area and might be of interest to silent sport enthusiasts. Well, except when a jon boat…

Menomonee River
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Menomonee River III

Mayfair Road to Jacobus Park: The Menomonee River seldom runs high enough for paddling, but after plentiful rains it served up perfect conditions. Riffles, wave trains, a bit of flatwater, enough obstacles to make it interesting, and a few…

Flambeau River North Fork
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Flambeau River: North Fork III

Highway W Landing to Flambeau Lodge Landing: After long hearing rumors of how great paddling on the Flambeau River was, it’s been a trip high on my must-visit list. And those rumors were indeed true – it didn’t disappoint.…

Badger Mill Creek
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Badger Mill Creek

Old County Road PB to Highway 69: With a lot of deadfall, climbovers, duck-unders, tree dodging, cow dodging, shallow spots, several very low cattle gates and a 100-yard tunnel, this trip isn’t for everyone. That said, for the courageous paddler,…

Ontonagon River
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Ontonagon River: Middle Branch

Watersmeet to Forest Road 5250: An amazing day-trip down a beautiful river located within the Ottawa National Forest, the Ontonagon has it all: peaceful flat water sections, whitewater up to class II and a waterfall to boot. Fun, rejuvenating and…

Sugar River West Branch
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Sugar River: West Branch

Fritz Road to County Road PB: A beautiful paddle through beautiful countryside, this trip guarantees a few hours of complete alone-time through some above average Southern Wisconsin locales. Be prepared though, because due to its lack of popularity, you’ll…

Chicago River
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Chicago River

Touring Downtown Chicago: This was a very unique experience for us (and would be for anyone) because paddling through the middle of a lively downtown in the third biggest city in the United States, surrounded by the sights and…

Flambeau River North Fork
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Flambeau River: North Fork II

9 Mile Creek Landing to Dix Dox Landing: The north fork of the Flambeau River is famed for its beauty, abundant wildlife and trips that offer varying degrees of difficulty from flatwater to Class II whitewater. The Nine Mile…

Cherokee Marsh
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Cherokee Marsh

Touring Cherokee Marsh in Dane County: Quietwater enthusiasts love Cherokee Marsh for its abundant wildlife and acres of no-wake water. On various days in the marsh, you might spot sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, bullfrogs, eastern painted turtles and carp…

Koshkonong Creek
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Koshkonong Creek IV

Busseyville to Lake Koshkonong: A trip not for the faint of heart due to constant obstacle-maneuvering, deadfall and corners, including a few blow-downs which require portaging. The trips ends in a way-finders dream though, through flooded woods and a…

Moon Lake
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Moon Lake

Touring Moon Lake in Marquette County: A beautiful little lake surrounded by a lot of solitude, a quiet float atop its tranquil waters will be sure to restore your spirits. By Sheila from Waukesha A Miles Paddled contributor Rating:…

Prairie River
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Prairie River II

County Road C to Stange’s Park: The Prairie begins as a swift, narrow trout stream that flows through rolling hills as its gradient decreases through lowland prairie. There is plenty of quiet water to catch one’s breath in between…

Montello River
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Montello River

Harrisville to 11th Road: The Montello River near Harrisville, is a paddle suited for those who enjoy classic Central Wisconsin streams, come what may, (including a healthy amount of deadfall) and where part of the challenge is part of the…

Galena River
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Galena/Fever River IV

The Galena River, north of Benton, is a classic southwestern Wisconsin stream, often framed by bluffs on one side and cow pastures on the other...…

Namekagon River
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Namekagon River

County Road K to Riverside Landing: Crystal clear water, good current, great wildlife, dozens of free campsites along the way to provide for fun multi-day trips, and all set in a very wild-feeling environment because of minimal development, the…

Black Earth Creek
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Black Earth Creek III

Cross Plains to Black Earth: A section of the beautiful Black Earth Creek that’s a lot of fun if you like a little adventure and can manage a whole lot of obstacles. By Denny Caneff A Miles Paddled contributor…

Badfish Creek Paddle Guide
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Badfish Creek Paddle Guide

Over the course of the 2014 summer, my goal was to paddle as much of Badfish Creek as possible. I managed to complete the creek from Rutland Dunn Town Line Road (just east of the Village of Oregon) to…

Eau Claire River
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Eau Claire River (Douglas County)

Middle Eau Claire Lake to Gordon: Twenty-plus miles of clear water, easy rapids and tight bends provide ample adventure, solitude and beauty in northern Wisconsin. Healthy and clean, the Eau Claire offers good swimming on hot days and a…