Canoeing the Main 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.

Main Creek-Price County-The trip on main creek is for those that want solitude and good fishung. The trip is very difficult unless the levels are medium-high or better. Wear hip boots or canvas shoes in case you have to wade over shallow areas. A few rapids are present and none are hazardous. An average trip from Conrath to Hwy. 194 bridge takes about 4 hours, and longer if fishing is done. Put in can be at any of the road bridges and take out at the Hwy. 194 bridge.The flowage waters of Lake Holcombe reach upstream almost a mile above the Hwy 194 bridge.A heron rookery will be of special interest to bird watchers. It can be reached by taking one of the back channels on the left below the Hwy. 194 bridge.