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Willow River in Wisconsin

Trip Overview

Paddled the Willow River from the 140th Ave Bridge to the Cty Rd A bridge.

Unlike previous posts, there were NO blow-downs or obstructions, just nice water and some modest ripples. Water was up from recent rains, only took 1-1/2 hours and no portages. The section between Cty E and Cty A has larger rapids and rocks.


No facilities on river.

Take-out is at Willow River State Park, camping available.




From Twin Cities, take I-94 East to Exit 4 in Wisconsin; stay north on Cty Hwy A, left on 140th Ave in the hamlet of Boardman.

Resources: website and local highway map.

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

Locations on this Trip