3-Day Namekagon River
Kayak Paddles

2023 TRIP DATES:
*New*
Sunday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 23 (see below)
Sunday, June 11 - Tuesday, June 13 - SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 6 - Tuesday, August 8 - SOLD OUT

REGISTRATION FEES:
$1,000.00 Registration / Single Occupancy
$850.00 Registration / Double Occupancy

INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION:

  • Kayak, paddle, and PFD
  • Overnight stays at Lenroot Lodge and Holiday Inn
  • Shuttle services to put-in and to parking
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages)
  • River guide and staff support
  • An incredible experience you'll never forget

WHAT & WHERE:

Enjoy a scenic 40-mile paddle down the Namekagon River starting in Cable, Wisconsin. Enjoy wildlife sightings, educational encounters, and some good old outdoor fun. This trip offers the best of Wisconsin's natural surroundings with the comfort of overnight hotel accommodations, prepared meals, and a seasoned staff to provide support and guidance while you enjoy your 3-day journey.

*At least 8 registered participants are needed for the paddle to take place and with a limit of 14 paddlers.*

Cancellation Policy: Due to the programming and administrative costs incurred by Wild Rivers Conservancy, cancellation requests must be made 30 days prior to the date of your trip and are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 20% of your registration fee. Refunds will be sent to you in the form of a check. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to your trip are non-refundable. If we are able to fill your spot on the paddle, you may be eligible for a refund less the 20% cancellation fee. 

May Namekagon 3-Day Paddle

*New in 2023 - May Paddle*

Tackle a new adventure with this spring trip designed for experienced paddlers! May on the Namekagon can mean cooler weather and high, fast water. If you are looking for a challenge, but still appreciate the comforts of a curated itinerary, consider this your invitation.

SCHEDULE:

DAY 1: SUNDAY (9.5 Miles)

  • Meet at Camp Namekagon in Springbrook, WI (by 11 AM)
  • Lunch (provided), PFD, and paddle assignment
  • Shuttle to Phillipi Landing for put-in by 2 PM
  • Educational Encounter on the River
  • Paddle to Seeley, WI for overnight at Lenroot Lodge
  • Evening Presentation

DAY 2: MONDAY (13.5 miles)

  • Breakfast at Sawmill Saloon and morning briefing
  • Lunch and educational encounter on the river
  • Paddle to Hayward, WI for overnight at Holiday Inn
  • Evening Presentation

DAY 3: TUESDAY (15 miles)

  • Optional morning indoor yoga
  • Breakfast at Holiday Inn and morning briefing
  • Paddle to Lunch at Stinnett Landing
  • Paddle to North Springbrook Landing; shuttle back to Camp Namekagon (3-5 PM)

Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Lenroot Lodge (exterior), Lenroot Lodge (exterior), Holiday Inn (room), Holiday Inn (lobby)

"As a board member who knew little about the Namekagon compared to the St. Croix, I felt compelled to spend time on that river. What better way than through a Conservancy-sponsored paddle! Everything I've heard about how beautiful and wild the Namekagon is was confirmed. I was thrilled to spend more time with Conservancy staff in a relaxed outdoors manner, and also with volunteers and supporters from all over the place. I am even more committed to work on behalf of
Wild Rivers Conservancy of the St. Croix and Namekagon to ensure stewardship of the beautiful wild and scenic place for others well into the future."

—Loralee DiLorenzo, Conservancy Board Member

“Every year I look forward to this paddle. No worries, no work... just water, weather, and wonderful people.”

-Deb T.

"Deb is always fantastic; Tim was a great sweep; Bethany was great and pulled me out of a sandbar a time or two; Nicole and Jenn made sure we were well fed; Nicole and Jeremiah did a great job as leads and ground crew.  Those are the people I interacted with the most, but you have an amazing group of staff and volunteers! The paddle is a way for me to reconnect with nature and experience peaceful moments. Experiencing it with my family made it extra special."

—2021 Paddle Participant

“The paddle has given me an opportunity to join a community that shares a similar interest and is able to mentor and deepen my understanding of a unique and natural resource.”

-Mark V.

“It was very peaceful to travel on this beautiful river, a time for reflection and day dreaming that is often difficult in everyday life. It heals my heart and mind to be in our natural spaces, in parks and waterways that are protected and fiercely loved by their volunteer and organizational groups such as yours. It gives me hope."

-Kate S.

“It is the friendships, the beauty of the surroundings, and the complete relaxation that I look forward to each time. The ability to take time and just enjoy, to laugh, and to understand that what I am really looking for is just outside.”

-Leta J.

“This was the trip of a lifetime. Like everyone, I enjoyed the beauty of the river and its wildlife, but I also learned a lot about myself. There was something so special about the people on this ride. Everyone was genuinely loving and supportive. You could walk into a room or stop at a campsite where there was a picnic table, and eagerly sit down with people you never met. Then the magic took place. There were no "strangers."

-Julie J.