Wisconsin has a large amount of places to go kayaking. If you want the best experience you can get while kayaking, there are a couple of places you have to go. Here are a few of the places that you should stop at while in Wisconsin.

Flambeau River
This river is one of the best whitewater rivers in the Midwest. The Northern reaches of the river are slower and easier to paddle down, while the southern sections provide a larger challenge of rapids and whitewater.
There are plenty of campsites alongside the river for people to stop at to camp. This allows trip to this river to last a few hours to a few weeks. The most traveled area of this river starts at Nine Mile Creek and ends at Ladysmith. However, you can still go down the stretch below Ladysmith to its junction with the Chippewa, making it one of the best places to kayak in Wisconsin.
La Crosse River
Going through wetlands and prairies on its way to the Mississippi River, the La Crosse River provides the canoe and kayak enthusiast with 15-1/2 miles of scenic county from Sparta to Rockland.
This spring-fed river allows for an ample amount of water year round. The causes an abundance of wildlife, which contributes to the beauty of the landscape. The official landing in Sparta is located across from Fisherman’s Park and a county landing east of Rockland at Sixth Drive.
Further west, the thirteen miles from the West Salem Dam travels through tall pine trees, small rapids and the La Crosse River Marsh. Access sites include two county landings and Veterans Memorial Park. Rental canoes are available in the area, for anyone who doesn’t have one.
Manitowish River
A river good for if you want a large variety in the landscape. Flowing from Presque Isle in Vilas County, to the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage in Iron County. The upper portion connects to 25  different lakes including the famous Manitowish Chain of Lakes.
With numerous access points, along with over fifty campsites, paddlers can design trips of any length. Downstream the lower portion has a steady current flowing through the north country. The river also provides great opportunities for wildlife viewing, especially eagles. Kayaking in Wisconsin and the Manitowish River can be highly enjoyable..
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Written by Gayle Channing

Gayle Channing is a consumate adventurer. He makes an effort to travel just about everywhere he can and catalog his voyages for The Wilderness Review.

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