Information for canoeing and kayaking in Wisconsin.

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Paddle Wisconsin

Plan your next paddling adventure with Paddle Wisconsin, an interactive map of Wisconsin’s rivers.

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Rick Kark’s Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to 309 Wisconsin Streams

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

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Miles Paddled

Miles Paddled is an extensive resource for paddling reports and information on many Wisconsin rivers, creeks and lakes. Explore their trip reviews and plan your next paddling adventure.


Wisconsin River Trips

This website chronicles paddling adventures for creeks and rivers throughout Wisconsin by multiple contributors.


Paddling Books

Author Mike Svob wrote several books focusing on paddling in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. They offer detailed descriptions of many amazing adventures on Wisconsin’s rivers and are required reading for serious paddlers in the area.


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. For additional paddling safety tips see our “Safety Tips for Paddling Trips” videos.