Flambeau River Conditions

The Flambeau River is sitting at its usual summer lows but be careful on the North Fork. You’ll need to avoid rocks and drag your canoe in some places.  Because the North Fork is regulated by dams the water levels stay pretty consistent, but the South Fork is dependent on rainfall.  Paddling there isn’t recommended right now.  Anglers have reported good luck with smallmouth, walleye, musky and channel cats.

For up-to-date Flambeau River conditions, visit www.paddleflambeau.com.

Fall Colors in Chippewa County

The weather this weekend should cooperate for fall color viewing within the county with sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70’s. Bursts of reds and oranges can be seen on trees within the county. There is a lot to see and do this fall, so grab your canoe or kayak and enjoy the warm weather on one of the great rivers or lakes in the county.

Let Wild Earth Eco Tours show you the ropes

If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the wild rivers and glacial lakes of Rusk and Chippewa counties, you’ll find plenty of options to help get you there.  Each week we’ll be profiling lodging establishments and outfitters, so be sure to check back every Monday!

This week we take a look at … Wild Earth Eco Tours

Before sending you down the river, Wild Earth Eco Tours will outfit you for your paddle trip, hook you up with a boat and provide instruction and a safety clinic. This company’s focus is ecotourism — travel that is environmentally and socially responsible. They offer special programs for youth, women, families, schools and businesses. River trips run from May through October, and they host pool kayak clinics during the winters. Wild Earth offers unique trips for everyone, from foodies to nature lovers to couples looking for a romantic trip on the water.

Website: http://wildearthecotours.weebly.com/index.html

The fishing’s fine at Shady Nook Resort

If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the wild rivers and glacial lakes of Rusk and Chippewa counties, you’ll find plenty of options to help get you there.  Each week we’ll be profiling lodging establishments and outfitters, so be sure to check back every Monday!

This week we take a look at … Shady Nook Resort

Amid log cabins and private campsites rests Shady Nook Resort. Take a boat or canoe out on the Chippewa River, home to tons of fish, including musky, bass, northern pike, walleyes and crappie. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the well-preserved woodlands — including Brunet Island State Park — around the city of Cornell.

Website: http://www.shadynookresort.com/

Get on the water with Loopy’s

If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the wild rivers and glacial lakes of Rusk and Chippewa counties, you’ll find plenty of options to help get you there.  Each week we’ll be profiling lodging establishments and outfitters, so be sure to check back every Monday!

This week we take a look at … Loopy’s Tube, Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Loopy’s is great for those looking for a fun-filled paddle trip. After shuttling you up the river, Loopy’s will leave you with life jackets and tubes, kayaks or canoes. Float down the Chippewa River, enjoying the beautiful wildlife along the riverside. When you make it back, Loopy’s serves up delicious Wisconsin fare like cheese curds and fish fry. Beach volleyball, darts, and pool are there for your post-paddle enjoyment.

Website: http://www.723loop.com/rentals.html

Experience it all at Lake Wissota State Park

If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the wild rivers and glacial lakes of Rusk and Chippewa counties, you’ll find plenty of options to help get you there.  Each week we’ll be profiling lodging establishments and outfitters, so be sure to check back every Monday!

This week we take a look at … Lake Wissota State Park

After a long day of camping, hiking and biking, many visitors to Lake Wissota State Park get out on the water and paddle. Canoes and kayaks are available for rental during the warm months of the year. The park also offers some unique opportunities, like horseback riding paths, picnic areas, and playgrounds. It’s a great place to spend a day or a weekend.

Website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/lakewissota/

Relax at Flater’s Resort

If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the wild rivers and glacial lakes of Rusk and Chippewa counties, you’ll find plenty of options to help get you there.  Each week we’ll be profiling lodging establishments and outfitters, so be sure to check back every Monday!

This week we take a look at … Flater’s Resort

Flater’s Resort is a great family vacation spot. With plenty to do and new events all the time, the resort provides entertainment for the whole family. The Chippewa and Flambeau rivers offer great excursions for everybody. If you’re looking for a scenic river trip, rent boats and explore on your own. If you’re looking to catch enough for a fish fry, fishing guides are available to take you down the river.

Website: http://www.flatersresort.net/

Flambeau Adventures Tours & Rentals

If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the wild rivers and glacial lakes of Rusk and Chippewa counties, you’ll find plenty of options to help get you there.  Each week we’ll be profiling lodging establishments and outfitters, so be sure to check back every Monday!

This week we take a look at … Flambeau Adventures

In addition to traditional canoe and kayak rentals, the staff at Flambeau Adventures offers guided historical and fishing tours. After being shuttled to one of the four landings, trips can last anywhere from two hours to three days. The Camp 41 trip features some moderate rapids and great fishing. The most popular trip, “Relaxing for Rookies,” involves soft currents and picturesque scenery.

Website: http://www.flambeauadventures.com/index.html