Paddling
Canoeing, kayaking & stand-up paddleboarding

Whether you want to cruise around a tree-lined lake with your family, float down a scenic river or travel a secluded waterway miles away from anyone else, you’ll discover great canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding in the Rhinelander Area.

Come to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to navigate scenic lakes like Boom Lake in the heart of Rhinelander or Lake George, which offers easy access and great fishing. You can also explore gently flowing rivers and quiet backwaters, from the vast Willow Flowage to the quieter Pelican River.

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Explore Rhinelander’s Lakes & Rivers

Discover scenic waterways throughout the Northwoods

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Willow Flowage

Willow Flowage
Little Rice, WI 54531

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Pelican River

Pelican River
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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Lake Julia

Lake Julia
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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Boom Lake

Boom Lake
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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Lake George

Lake George
Pelican, WI 54501

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Hodag Park

509 Hodag Park Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Get on the Water

Find the best spots to canoe & kayak in the Rhinelander Area

Rhinelander’s best paddling lakes and rivers | Click the link to visit this page

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Rhinelander’s Best Paddling Lakes and Rivers

It’s the perfect time to explore Rhinelander’s wonderful waterways, so hop in a kayak or canoe, grab your paddle and discover some of the best scenery in the Northwoods this summer. Here are a few suggestions on where to take your next aquatic adventure. First things first: If you’re looking for rentals, hit up Mel’s... View Article

Here are some of the Rhinealder Area’s top paddling spots | Click the link to visit this page

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Here Are Some of the Rhinealder Area’s Top Paddling Spots

The Rhinelander Area is filled with great places to canoe and kayak. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites in our neck of the Northwoods. Boom Lake Located in the heart of Rhinelander, Boom Lake is a flowage on the Wisconsin River. It’s ideally located for a paddling adventure. Public access is available... View Article

A birdwatching gem in the Rhinelander Area | Click the link to visit this page

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A Birdwatching Gem in the Rhinelander Area

Visit the Willow Flowage to get close to nature and see an abundance of birds and wildlife.


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Our Favorite Places to Paddle in the Rhinelander Area

Enjoy the sunshine and beautiful waters in the Rhinelander Area with a paddling adventure. Whether you’re looking to try your hand at canoeing or kayaking, here are some of our favorite routes: The Willow Flowage Immerse yourself deep into Wisconsins Northwoods by paddling the Willow Flowage. Located in a remote area west of Rhinelander, the... View Article


Our favorite places to paddle in the Rhinelander Area | Click the link to visit this page
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Plan Your Fall Getaway to Rhinelander

Here’s a look at four of the best ways you can see Rhinelander's annual fall color show.


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The Best Ways to Get on the Water in Hodag Country

Here are four ways you can explore Hodag Country’s wonderful lakes and rivers.


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