Stories of the Namekagon

Namekagon River: Wisconsin's Moving National Park

Stories of the Namekagon

Having grown up in the area, I had no idea as a child what a national treasure we had in our backyard. Sure, I played in the river, tubed, canoed and camped along the river, but I never knew how blessed we were to enjoy this natural resource all year 'round. Now as an adult, I recognize what a true treasure we have in the Namekagon.


We used a canoe and loaded up in it.  I really enjoyed riding in the canoe.  I sat in the middle of the canoe.  While we were canoeing we saw a lot of people swimming with tubes on the river.  Many of them were connected to each other.  We saw some other people camping along the river.  On the river, I got hungry watching daddy fish, so I had a chocolate chip granola bar.


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