Canoeing the Lemonweir River, Wisconsin

A tributary that joins the Wisconsin River a few miles north of the Dells, the Lemonweir has few of the scenic riches that make the larger river so popular with paddlers. What it does have in abundance, however, is wild peacefulness, a sense of truly getting away from it all. Originating near Wyeville in Monroe county, it meanders southeasrward through New Lisbon and Mauston before its confluence with the Wisconsin, almost always surrounded by dense tree cover.

- Juneau County-38 miles-Put in at the canoe access site on County Hwy. H. This is a gentle, slow moving river. There are three dam portages. You can see nice sanstone rock formations at Little Dells, between New Lisbon and Mauston. There are several sloughs and backwaters on this river. There are also several campgrounds along the route. Take out at the boat landing above the confluence with the wisconsin River.

 
Expert paddler Mike Svob has been canoeing and kayaking the rivers of the Midwest for 30 years. He paddled more than a thousand miles to complete these books. Below are brief descriptions of the canoe trips that Mike goes into detail with in his books with maps. The maps are very useful, showing rapids, take in and take out points and other things of interest.
 

Lemonweir River- Juneau County-38 miles-Put in aththe canoe access site on County Hwy. H. This is a gentle, slow moving river. There are three dam portages. You can see nice sanstone rock formations at Little Dells, between New Lisbon and Mauston. There are several sloughs and backwaters on this river. There are also several campgrounds along the route. Take out at the boat landing above the confluence with the wisconsin River.