Canoeing the Sheboygan River, Wisconsin


With headwaters a few miles east of Fond du Lac, the same area that spawns the Milwaukee River, it flows for many miles through marshy lowland, including the 14,000 acres of the Sheboygan Marsh and Sheboygan Lake.At Kiel however, it changes direction and heads southeast through attractive hill country toward Lake Michigan. Never very wide, even in impoundments, the Sheboygan after Kiel is generally clear, with a gravelly bottom, riffles, grassy banks, and mostly wooded surroundings. Until the very end there are no designated boat landings, but the river can be accessed at many locations

 

 
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.