Canoeing the Little Wolf
Definitely not appropriate for paddlers
who get upset over boat scratches,
the Little Wolf is small, rocky, clear,
and delightful. Surprisingly, most
of the river is not heavily paddled.
Arising 17 miles east of Stevens Point,
it flows southeastward through woods,
farmland, and marsh to its confluence
with the Wolf River near New London.
Dams block its progress at Big Falls
and Manawa. The river lends itself
to paddling in three parts. The first
is a good whitewater run, the second
a peaceful, often riffly trip, and
the third a popular section with lots
of riffles and class 1 rapids.