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Waupaca River

Stevens Point Area Paddle Guide
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Stevens Point Area Paddle Guide

In the heart of Portage County in central Wisconsin, the City of Stevens Point sits in the cradle of two magnificent rivers – the Wisconsin and the Plover. Indeed, at darling Iverson Park the moniker “City of Wonderful Water”…

Tomorrow-Waupaca River
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Tomorrow-Waupaca River Paddle Guide

A classic central Wisconsin river, the Tomorrow-Waupaca serves a two-for-one treat for paddlers seeking small intimacy with swift current through a rural countryside or big, lazy float trips in developed communities. Approximately 60 miles long, the river quietly begins…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River Video: Riverview Park to Reek Road

The Waupaca River from downtown to Highway 22 is a surprisingly fun section, though it’s rarely paddled. The last few miles after 22, however, are often slow, uneventful and a little noisy from the highway that gets closer and…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River VI

Buchholz Road to County Highway Q: A long section with a generous mix of good and bad – the pluses being swift current, clear water, giant boulder gardens, attractive tall banks and great accesses; the minuses being notoriously shallow…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River V

Riverview Park to Reek Road: We’ve paddled the Waupaca many times but never have we explored the section from downtown to Reek Road, which is the furthest access point one can paddle to before reaching the stagnant waters of…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River IV

Weyauwega to Decker Memorial Park: On the last leg of its journey before its eventual meeting with the Wolf River, the Waupaca River’s last few miles will appeal to those who appreciate quietwater paddling and the tempered excitement of…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River III

Amherst to Durrant Road: A trip from hell (for me personally) but a real treasure for most paddlers featuring sparkling clear water, countless swift riffles, plus a couple of rapids, stupendously big boulder gardens, steep hillside banks and decent…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River I

County Highway Q to Brainards Bridge Park: Riffly, woodsy and wonderful, this section of the Waupaca is popular due to its proximity to the city but also because water levels are usually favorable to paddle it all season. With…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River II

County Highway DD to County Highway Q: This section of the Waupaca River is less traveled and therefore, semi-maintained but if you’re in need of a Waupaca fix and you don’t mind dodging a fallen tree or two, this…

Tomorrow River
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Tomorrow River

Rolling Hills Road to Amherst: An endearingly narrow, intimate stream with crystal clear water, nice current, a couple of boulders to dodge and a sense of quiet solitude, the Tomorrow is a must-paddle tucked away in the gentle hills…