Canoeing the White River, 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.


White-Maple Ridge Road to Hwy. 112-Bayfield County-13 miles. This is a wonderfully isolated, winding river with miles of riffles and Class I-II rapids. Water levels are dangerous when high.. Put in east of the village of Mason at the Maple Ridge bridge upstream left.9 1.1 miles from Hwy. 63) The river brgins quite narrow and winding. There will be a long series of riffles and Class I rapids, continuing for several miles. Tall clay banks, some as high as 90 feet appear frequently. After that you will come upon several miles of flatwater with an ocasional riffle or rapids. Then the gradient increases and Class I-II rapids resume becoming more difficult. From the midpoint of the trip on gravel bars are fairly common.As you approach Hwy. 112 the rapids become slower and finally disappear as the river widens into the flowage. Take out on the left side of the dam at the Northern States Power Co. canoe landing.