Canoeing the Deertail Creek, 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.


Deertail Creek- Rusk County-7 miles. A trip on the lower Deer Tail is for those who want to "pioneer it'". Water levels should be medium or better for a pleasant trip. During low flows there are many difficult shallows. Canvas shoes or hip boots are a good idea anytime. Expect to scramble over a few fallen trees. The average trip by canoe takes about three hours, or much longer if serious fishing is done. Put in is off the Hwy 27 bridge, 5 miles south of Ladysmith. Take out for this trip is the Cty. Hwy D bridge.