Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz

Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz
Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz

A northern tributary to the St. Croix River, the Namekagon is a 99.5-mile long river protected under the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

Most of the Namekagon is undeveloped, offering a genuine wilderness experience to kayak, canoe, and tube enthusiasts. The riverbanks are abundant with deer, muskrat, beaver, turtles and blue herons, while overhead, eagle and osprey can often be seen.

The river is classified as Class I-II rapids. Primitive campsites are numerous along the Namekagon, many of which can only be accessed from the water.

Blog: Stories of the Namekagon

Winter River Exploration – Snowshoeing, Winter Photography, & Trout Fishing

By Namekagon River | January 26, 2021

It’s wintertime on the Namekagon which means there are ample opportunities to get outside and get exploring (just be sure to dress warm!). Winter in…

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Late Season Paddling

By Namekagon River | October 19, 2020

Late Season Paddling ‘Every paddler’s dream’ – this is what the Namekagon River has been referred to over the years, boasting the ideal backdrop for…

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Viewing Fall Colors on the Namekagon River

By Namekagon River | September 1, 2020

If you live or visit Wisconsin in the fall, then you know that it is a MUST to take some time to stop and admire…

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Tips for Exploring the River (with Children)

By Namekagon River | August 14, 2020

Now is the perfect time to explore the Namekagon River. There are countless ways you could spend your day navigating the riverbanks – whether that…

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