About Wisconsin

Welcome to the Wisconsin Region!

Whether (pun intended) it’s snowfall or heavy rain, the Upper Midwest has a slew of rivers that are fed by seasonal precipitation. Unfortunately with snow comes cold, and in Wisconsin you better have a bomber roll if you want to avoid the ‘ice-cream’ headache from being submerged. You can find anything from class 1 to class 4(5) in Wisconsin, and no matter what river you choose the scenery will be amazing. From the gorges of the Menominee and the Wolf to the wooded escapes of the Paint and Red, paddling in the Upper Midwest never disappoints. If play is what you want, check out the Wisconsin River through the Wausau play park or the Root River by Milwaukee.
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October 3rd, 2016 Contributed by: ashleyknutson


El Niño brings winter kayaking to Wisconsin!

December 28th, 2015 Contributed by: ashleyknutson

For those of you who don’t live in the upper Midwest, you probably at least know that winter means most rivers are frozen and the brave few scurry into the below freezing temps to run short stretches such as piers gorge. The rest of us practice in the pools while waiting for the thaw. ... Read More →

a lifesaving response on the river

September 8th, 2015 Contributed by: ashleyknutson

For those of you who haven’t heard, the Wausau kayaking family thought we lost Rick Rassier at the whitewater park the past weekend. What I can only call a miracle and lifesaving effort of fellow kayakers, brought him back to life after nearly 30 minutes of CPR and he will join us on the river ... Read More →



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