Paddle the Flambeau River in Price and Rusk Counties
 
 
 

North Fork, Hervas Camp Landing to Big Falls Dam - 10 miles, 5 hours

A very challenging stretch of river with lots of whitewater and some big drops

At Hervas Camp Landing put-in, you’ll find an excellent camping area. From Hervas Camp Landing it is a calm 1-mile paddle down to the first of the four pitches of Cedar Rapids, a really awesome set of rapids that is challenging but navigable. About a mile below the last pitch of Cedar Rapids is Beaver Dam Rapids. This is a very dangerous drop and should be portaged—there is a portage on the left bank. Below Beaver Dam Rapids is a small rapids known as Pine Island Rapids—it’s small and should be quite easy. From Pine Island Rapids to Big Falls Flowage is about 2 miles of swift current and rapids. Another paddle of about 3 miles will take you to Flambeau Adventures and Flambeau Lodge. It is another mile or so of paddling before you get to Big Falls Dam, where you can portage on the left bank over the dike. You will find a campsite here. Paddlers can also take out at either end of the dam.

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