Canoeing the Little Wolf River, Wisconsin

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.


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.