Canoeing the Bois Brule River, Wisconsin

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.


Bois Brule 1- County S in Douglas County to Hwy. 2 just west of Brule. 12 miles. This stretch is the most popular day trip on the river. This is a good trip for less experienced canoeists. Camping is available at the Bois Brule campground which is at the 10.5 mile point on the trip. For water level info call Brule State Forest 715-372-4866.There are 4 Class I rapids along the way. Put in at the landing downstream left from County S bridge.Take out at the landing upstream left from Hwy. 2

Boise Brule River 1



Bois Brule 2- Hwy 2 to Hwy 13 in Douglas County. 15.5 miles. This trip has 7 miles of quiet river followed by 8 miles of almost continous whitewater with two very challenging Class II rapids and 1 class II + rapids. It would be good to pre-scout them before running them.. If you just want to do the easy stretch take out at Copper Range Campground. Water levels are usually not a problem on this part of the river. Put in at the landing upstream left from Hwy. 2. Take out at the landing upstream right from the Hwy. 13 bridge.

Boise Brule River 2



Bois Brule 3- Hwy 13 to Lake Superior in Douglas County. 8 miles. This is an 8 mile trip of easy rapids that ends with a spectacular view of Lake Superior. Camping is not available on this part of the river.Water levels are very depedable. Put in at Hwy 13 bridge. Take out at the sandy beach to the right just before the mouth of the river.

Boise Brule River 3