Forest County

Canoe Routes

Forest County

Water resources are a major part of Forest County. There are over 560 miles of rivers and streams alone in the county. With all these miles of streams there are plenty of opportunities to canoe down gentle, scenic trout streams, or enjoy the thrill of class II, III and IV rapids. Just remember to know your capabilities and what routes you will be taking.

River

Put-in

Take-out

Length (Miles)

Description

Brule River

Brule Lake Damn

Hwy 139 Bridge

18

Two rapids - Water should be medium high

Peshtigo River 1

Big Joe Canoe Landing

CCC Bridge - FS Road 2131

7.5

Quiet Water - Novice level - Good for families

Peshtigo River 2

CCC Bridge - FS Road 2131

Burnt Bridge - FS Road 2134

9.5

Several rapids - Intermediate

Peshtigo River 3

Burnt Bridge - FS Road 2134

Burton Wells - FS Road 2136

5.75

Class II, III, IV Rapids - 1 Portage

Peshtigo River 4

Burton Wells - FS Road 2136

Goodman Park

6.25

Class II, III, IV Rapids - 1 Mandatory portage

Pine River 1

Pine River Rd

Highway 55

9

Slow and winding

Pine River 2

Highway 55

Stevens Rd

11

Faster with a few difficult rapids

Pine River 3

Stevens Rd

Chipmunk Rapids

18

Several Rapids - 1 Portage - Boulders - Picnic area at Hwy 139

Popple River

Highway 55 Crossing

Town of Popple River - Old Hwy 139

13

Very secluded - 1 Portage - Some rapids - Water must be high

Wabikon & Riley Lakes

Wabikon Lake

Wabikon Lake

-

Stream from Wabikon to Riley Lake - Indian River from Riley Lake to Indian Springs

Wolf River 1

Pine Lake

Little Rice Flowage

10

Secluded area - some riffle rapids - Water should be medium high

Wolf River 2

Little Rice Flowage

Highway B Bridge

15

Very secluded - Many beaver dams - Water should be medium high