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Waupaca

Crystal River
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Crystal River I

Rural to Shadow Lake Road: The Crystal River is just that, crystal clear and as charming as the town of Rural that it flows through. It’s never very deep and you’re never far from civilization, so it’s about as…

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…

Crystal River
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Crystal River Video: Little Hope to Shadow Lake

Clocking in at just over four miles, this popular and easy paddle down the last legs of the beautiful Crystal River is perfect for beginners or those looking for a leisurely afternoon. And if you were ever curious as…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River IV

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…

Crystal River
Paddle Guide

Crystal River Paddle Guide

As anyone who regularly reads Milespaddled.com would know, we love the Waupaca area for canoeing and kayaking. There’s an appeal there that we just can’t resist, and the Crystal River is one of those reasons. It’s a river that’s…

Crystal River
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Crystal River III

Little Hope to Shadow Lake: A very short trip down the last (realistically) paddleable section of the wonderful Crystal River is sparse on unique features, scenery or excitement, but it’s still a pleasant afternoon trip, or a dessert to…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River I

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…

Crystal River
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Crystal River II

Marl Lake to Shadow Lake Road: If you haven’t paddled the Crystal in a few years or never navigated the lakes leading to the headwaters, you now have every reason to reintroduce yourself. With the added miles of some…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River III

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…