Canoeing the Rib River,
64 to County F.-Taylor, Lincoln
and Marathon counties-7 miles. Very
nice section of river that begins
with a section for experienced paddler
only. Camping is not available on
the river. This is generally a narrow
stretch of river with good seclusion.
Water levels are best in spring.
The first couple miles can be very
dangerous when water levels are
high. For info on water levels call
the DNR in Medford. 715-748-4955.
Put in at the Hwy. 64 bridge 13
miles east of Medford. There is
little room on the highway for parking.
The beginning has some Class II
+ and Class III + rapids. Take out
at Amco County Park downstream left
from the County F bridge.
Rib River 2-County
F to Rib Falls.-Marathon County-11.3
miles. This is a nice isolated stretch
that provides an enjoyable day trip
for beginners and experienced paddlers.
The Rib River Valley is flanked by
beautiful, heavily wooded hills. Camping
is not available on the river, but
there is camping nearby. Water levels
are best in spring. With low water
conditions you will be doing alot
of walking. Contact the DNR in Medford
for water levels.Put in at the County
F bridge downstream left. Take out
upstream left from Class III Rib Falls
which ca be seen and heard ahead.
The county S bridge is several hundred
feet downstream from the falls.