North Fork, Nine Mile Creek to Highway W - 22 miles, 12 hours
Some easy paddling, but with a taste of whitewater - great for the beginner
This section of the journey is the
start of the portion of the Flambeau
that flows through the Flambeau
River State Forest. Miles of forest land
stretch out on either side of the
river, and there is a feeling of
being deep in the wilderness.
The only major whitewater of
this stretch is Barnaby Rapids,
but it is not a particularly
difficult piece of whitewater.
Every few miles, you will find
a campsite along the river.
In all, the 90,000 acre Flambeau River State Forest has 14 canoe camp
areas on the river which are available to river travelers only. There are 2
to 3 campsites at each area complete with a table, fire ring and pit toilet.
As the river begins to widen out and curve, you are in the area known as
the Oxbo. Downstream from the Oxbo, you will find that the river becomes
swifter, but there are no difficult rapids for the rest of this leg of the journey.
Take out at County Highway W. There are 2 campgrounds a short drive
east of the take out: Lake of the Pines off Highway W and Connors Lake off
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