Paddle the Flambeau River in Price and Rusk Counties
 
 
 

North Fork, Big Falls Dam to Ladysmith - 12 miles, 7 hours

An easy, relaxing paddle with excellent scenery and great fishing

For this scenic, flat-water float, launch at Big Falls Dam. Fishing is excellent in all of the lakes along this route, and the scenery is fabulous. Josie Creek Park, 2 miles downstream from Big Falls Dam, has camping available complete with electricity and pit toilets. You will pass underneath the Hwy I bridge about a mile later. The banks of the river are steep and the scenery is spectacular. You will need to portage around the hydro-electric dam. There is a short stretch of fast water running downstream from the dam, but the current soon slows as you enter the calm waters of Ladysmith Flowage. Passing through Ladysmith, you will see many homes and buildings along the river. Memorial Park is a good place to put-in and take-out.

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