Paddle the Flambeau River in Price and Rusk Counties

South Fork, Cedar Rapids to Fifield - 19 miles, 9 hours

A long, wild leg of the Flambeau journey punctuated with several rapids

For this leg of the Flambeau journey, launch at the Forest Road 149 bridge. One mile downstream from the bridge is the Sugar Bush Dam. Paddle through the center chute of water. Four miles of calm water await you below the dam until you come upon Sugar Bush Rapids. Again, the best way to get through this rapids is paddling through the center. Below the rapids, the water calms again for two more miles.

Divine Rapids Rock Dam is another 2 miles downstream - it is advised that you also portage this dam. Just below the dam, you’ll find Divine Rapids. Stay to the center until the last section of the rapids, where you will want to stay to the leftmost channel. The next rapids, Miller Rapids, are an easy set of rapids. Three miles below this last set of rapids is the town of Fifield where you can take out below the Highway 70 bridge.

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