Canoeing the Waupaca River, Wisconsin

Still isolated, winding, intimate and clear, the Tomorrow becomes the Waupaca River downstream from Amherst. Not for beginning paddlers or those who have a low tolerance for occasional obstructions, this section requires some maneuvering around, over and through downed trees and limbs. Only 30 to 40 feet wide, the river falls briskly over a sand and gravel bottom often serving up riffles and low level rapids, including an exciting three foot drop. Few houses are encountered, but there are numerous bridges. From Amherst to Cty. DD is about 10 miles. This trip can be shortened by using alternate accesses.


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.