Canoe and Kayak Northern Wisconsin

Plan a Paddle Adventure in Phelps!

Paddle Adventures in Phelps WIWith 41 different lakes in the Phelps Township and 1300 in Vilas County, you can find a lake for almost any kind of water activity. Many of these small lakes, streams, and rivers are ideal for canoeing and kayaking, making Phelps a perfect destination for you paddle enthusiasts!

Wilderness landings on many of the lakes, along with detailed maps of the area, make it easy to travel by canoe and kayak. And Phelps is the headwaters of the Wisconsin River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, that runs for approximately 430 miles. Have you ever dreamed of paddling the entire Wisconsin River? You wouldn’t be the first!


Canoeing and Kayaking in Northern Wisconsin: Find Solitude!

If you’re seeking an extraordinary adventure away from your busy life, canoeing and kayaking in Northern Wisconsin will bring the solitude you’re looking for. Whether you want to paddle just for an hour, for the day or are planning an extended camping trip, canoeing and kayaking will transport you completely into nature amidst the magnificent canopy of the Chequamegon-Nicolet Forests.


Canoe Northern Wisconsin - A Nature Lover's Paradise

Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera since this is a nature lover’s paradise!

Paddle to the Best Fly Fishing Spots in Northern Wisconsin

Fly fishing is an art that you can perfect in Northern Wisconsin!

Fly Fishing in Northern Wisconsin


Discover the amazing fishing in Northern Wisconsin, some of the best freshwater fishing in the world! Fly fishing from a canoe or boat is a magnificent experience on our smaller Northern Wisconsin lakes, streams, and rivers. In fact, some of the best trout streams and scenic lakes are accessible only to kayaks and canoes.


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Canoeing and Kayaking in Northern Wisconsin: More Links and Information

Find out more kayak and canoe trips in Northern Wisconsin:

Sailing on Northern Wisconsin LakesNon-Motorized Boating in Northern Wisconsin

Water Trails in Wisconsin

Trout Stream Maps

Fly Casting Basics

Phelps – Your Water Sports Vacation Destination!