Explore Rick Kark’s chronicles of his paddling adventures from canoeing & kayaking on 309 Wisconsin rivers and streams, broken into seven geographic sections.

Paddling Northwestern Wisconsin

Amnicon River
Apple River
Balsam Branch
Bean Brook
Bear Creek
Big Wiergor Creek
Black River
Bois Brule River
Brill River
Brunet River
Chetek River
Chippewa River
(West Fork)
Chippewa River
(East Fork)
Clam River
Clam River
(North Fork)

Couderay River
Deertail Creek
Eau Claire River
Fish Creek
Flambeau River
Iron River
Loon Creek
Lower Ox Creek
Marengo River
McDermott Creek
Middle River
Moose Ear Creek
Moose River
Namekagon River
Nemadji River
Pokegama Creek

Pokegama River
Poplar River
Potato Creek
Rice Creek
Skinner Creek
Sioux River
Soft Maple Creek
St. Croix River
St. Louis River
Spruce River
Straight River
Swift Creek
Teal River
Ten Mile Creek
Thornapple River
Torch River

Totogatic River
Trade River
Turtle Creek
Turtle River
Upper Tamarack River
Wapagasset River
White River
White River
(Long Lake Branch)
Wood River
Yellow River
(Barron County)
Yellow River
(Taylor County)
Yellow River
(Washburn County)

Paddling North Central Wisconsin

Bad River
Bear River
Bearskin Creek
Blackjack Creek
Boot Creek
Brunsweiler River
Butternut Creek
Deerskin River
Eagle River
Elk River
Flambeau River (North Fork)
Flambeau River (South Fork)
Gilmore Creek

Gresham Creek
Indian Creek
Jennie Weber Creek
Johnson Creek
Jump River (North Fork)
Jump River (South Fork)
Kakagon River
Long Lake Creek
Manitowish River
Marengo River
Montreal River
Montreal River (West Branch)

Nixon Creek
Ontonagon River
Pelican River
Pelican River (North Branch)
Pine Creek
Pioneer Creek
Potato River
Rice Creek (So. Oneida County)
Rice Creek (Vilas County/Rice Lake)
Rice Creek (Vilas County/Round Lake) 

St. Croix River
St. Louis River
Spruce River
Straight River
Swift Creek
Teal River
Ten Mile Creek
Thornapple River
Torch River
Totogatic River
Trade River
Turtle Creek
Turtle River

Paddling Northeastern Wisconsin

Bog Brook
Brule Creek
Brule River
Copper River
Dolan’s Creek
Eau Claire River
(West Branch)
Eau Claire River
(East Branch)
Hunting River
Lily River

Little Pine Creek
Little Somo River
Menominee River
Mink River
New Wood River
Oconto River
(North Branch)
Oconto River
(South Branch)
Oconto River

The Outlet
Pemebonwon River
Pemebonwon River
(North Branch)
Pensaukee River
Peshtigo River
Pickerel Creek
Pike River (South Branch)
Pike River (North Branch)
Pike River

Pine River
Pine River (North Branch)
Pine River (Lincoln County)
Popple River
Prairie River
Somo River
Swamp Creek
Stevenson Creek
Upper Inlet
Wolf River

Paddling West Central Wisconsin

Beaver Creek
Big Weirgor Creek
Black River
Black River (East Fork)
Bridge Creek
Buffalo River
Cedar Creek
Chippewa River
Devils Creek
Duncan Creek
Eau Claire River

Eau Claire River
(North Fork)
Eau Claire River
(South Fork)
Eau Galle River
Elk Creek
Fisher River
Halls Creek
Hay Creek
Hay River
Hay River (South Fork)
Indian Creek

Jump River
Kinnickinnic River
Lowes Creek
Main Creek
Morrison Creek
Mud Creek
Muddy Creek
O’Neil Creek
Otter Creek
Paint Creek
Pigeon Creek
Popple River

Red Cedar River
Robinson Creek
Rush River
Silver Creek
Trempealeau River
Waumandee Creek
Wedges Creek
Willow River
Wilson Creek
Wolf River

Paddling East Central Wisconsin

Ahnapee River
Big Eau Pleine River
Big Rib River
Big Roche-a-Cri Creek
Branch River
Crystal River
Duck Creek
East River
East Twin River
Eau Claire River
Embarrass River

Embarrass River (Middle Branch)
Embarrass River (North Branch)
Embarrass River (South Branch)
Fox River
Grand River
Hemlock Creek
Kewaunee River
Little Eau Pleine River
Little Wolf River

Little Wolf River
Little Wolf River (South Branch)
Manitowoc River
Manitowoc River (North Branch)
Manitowoc River (South Branch)
Mecan River
Mill Creek
Mud Creek

Pigeon River
Pine River
Plover River
Rat River
Red River
Shiocton River
Suamico River
Tomorrow River
Trappe River
Waupaca River
West Twin River
Willow Creek
Yellow River

Paddling Southwestern Wisconsin

Bad Axe River
Badfish Creek
Baraboo River
Billings Creek
Black Earth Creek
Blue Mounds Creek
Coon Creek
Dell Creek
Duck Creek
Galena River
Grant River
Honey Creek

Kickapoo River
Kickapoo River (West Fork)
La Crosse River
Lemonweir River
Little Platte River
Little Sugar River
Little Yellow River
Marsh Creek
Maunesha River
Mill Creek

Mississippi River
Nine Springs Creek
Pecatonica River (Dodge Branch)
Pecatonica River
Pecatonica River (East Branch)
Pheasant Branch Creek
Pine River

Platte River
Seeley Creek
Six Mile Creek
Starkweather Creek
Sugar River
Sugar River (West Branch)
Token Creek
Wingra Creek
Wisconsin River
Yahara River

Paddling Southeastern Wisconsin

Ashippun River
Bark River
Bass Creek
Beaver Dam River
Cedar Creek (Ozaukee County)
Crawfish River
Des Plaines River
Fond du Lac River
Fox River (“Illinois Fox”)
Honey Creek
Kinnickinnic River

Koshkonong Creek
Menomonee River
Milwaukee River
Milwaukee River (East Branch)
Milwaukee River (North Branch)
Montello River
Mukwanago River
Mullet River
Neenah Creek

Neenah Creek (South Branch)
Oconomowoc River
O’Keefe Creek
Onion River
Ox Creek
Pewaukee River
Pigeon River
Pike River
Puchyan River
Rock River (East Branch)
Rock River
Root River

Rubicon River
Scuppernong Creek
Sheboygan River
Sugar Creek
Turtle Creek
Westfield Creek
White River (Green Lake County)
White River (Walworth County)
Whitewater Creek

PLEASE NOTE: River conditions and paddling recommendations may have changed since the authors originally wrote their trip reports. Assess the safety of a particular waterbody before entering, always wear a personal flotation device and use caution. For information on river ratings and safety recommendations, see the Safety Code of American Whitewater. For information on gauging water levels in Wisconsin, see the  Miles Paddled Guide