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Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River With Miles Paddled
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Wisconsin River with Miles Paddled Video

Around this time last year we had the awesome (and totally flattering) opportunity to collaborate with the great guys at Thousand Lumens on behalf of the tireless and never-thanked-enough work of Melissa and the good crew at the Stevens…

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.…

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”…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XVIII

Al Tech Park to West River Drive: A fun and scenic trip featuring terrific accesses and excellent wildlife, together with a tranquil drift that’s fit for beginners, this overlooked section of the Wisconsin River has a lot to look…

The Driftless 250
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The Driftless 250

By now, you might’ve heard of The Driftless 250 (also known as The Drifty 250, an alliteration we aboulutely love), a 250-mile, 7-day, bike, paddle and camping event. What started as a small group of friends out on an adventure became…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XVII

Touring the Blue Heron Island Loop in Portage County: A circumnavigatory exploration of the backwaters and archipelagic cluster of wild islands surrounded by civilization, this trip is a perfect example of finding adventure (and solitude) in your own backyard,…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XVI

Lake DuBay Dam to County Road HH: An often overlooked section of the mighty Wisconsin River, this trip doesn’t offer the rapids further north or the rock outcrops and wooded bluffs down south, but it does reward the paddler with…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XV

Spring Green to Lone Rock: An easy, straightforward, entirely delightful stretch of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway featuring innumerable sandbars, wooded islands, rolling hills and even an exposed sandstone rock wall. Great accesses at the put-in and take-out make for…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XIV

Castle Rock Dam to Lyndon Station: A peaceful trip that is light on individual details, but luxurious on general overall feel. There’s very little development along the banks, and several humongous islands that divide the mainstream into beguiling side channels.…

Wisconsin River Upper Dells
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Wisconsin River: Upper Dells Video

Best explored with paddle in hand, the Dells of the Wisconsin River is a must-visit destination. Have a look at part one our annual fall flotilla on the Upper Dells...…

Wausau Whitewater Park
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Wausau Whitewater Park

Wausau, Wisconsin: The premier whitewater park in Wisconsin, (and one of the finest, if not the best, in the Midwest) this place is an absolute pleasure chock full of paddling camaraderie. Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Trip Report…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XII

Pine Island to Portage: A mostly uneventful but still pretty section of the Wisconsin River located downriver from the Dells but before the Driftless bluffs of the lower 92 miles. The best this trip offers is plenty of sandbars…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XI

Grandfather Dam to Lokemoen Road: A short trip alternating between flatwater and Class I-II rapids that begins at the end of the Wisconsin River’s single steepest section and quite possibly, where the coolest hydroelectric dam in the state is…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River X

Portage to Dekorra: A mostly overlooked and underappreciated section of the Wisconsin River located after the rapture of the Dells but before the splendor of the lower 92 miles, this quick trip is worth a look. Rating: ☆ ☆…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River IX

Pine River to Texas: A very abbreviated segment of the Merrill to Granite Heights trip (11.25 miles) due to lack of time and winter conditions. Highlights include a swift current leading up to one very solid Class I+ rapids,…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River V: “The Upper Dells”

Lyndon Station to Wisconsin Dells: Gorgeous sandstone bluffs, huge rock walls, labyrinthine islands, slot canyons, nooks, crannies, caves and tourist kitsch; this paddle just about has it all. Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Trip Report Date: October 13, 2013…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River VIII

Lone Rock to Muscoda: A normally beautiful stretch of the lower Wisconsin River with tons of sandbar islands, rolling bluffs and a couple of rock outcroppings, that in high water is a bit adulterated. Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ Trip…

Lower Wisconsin River Paddle Guide
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Lower Wisconsin River Paddle Guide

In 1989, the Lower Wisconsin Riverway was created to protect the last free-flowing 92 miles to the confluence of the Mississippi River for recreational purposes and to help protect natural wildlife habitats...…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River VII: “The Lower Dells”

Wisconsin Dells to Norway Drive: A veritable playground of natural features for paddlers, this short trip on the Lower Dells should be in anybody’s bucket list, as the sandstone rock outcrops and islands are as spectacular, if fewer in…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River VI

Dekorra to Whalen Bay: A random curiosity trip on a stretch of the river in between Portage and Prairie du Sac that features a surprising array of beautiful scenery. The only catches are sharing the river with a lot…

The Wisconsin River Top to Bottom
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The Wisconsin River Top to Bottom

This video found its way into our inbox today from the Friends of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. It's a very cool overview (literally) of our own majestic Wisconsin River...…