Canoeing the Chippewa River,
the winter Dam to Ojibwa in Sawyer
County. 7.8 miles. This is an easy
relaxing day trip. Camping is available
at Ojibwa Park. Water levels vary.
When the water is high it is dangerous.Stay
off when it is high. For water level
info call North Central Power Company
at Radisson. 715-945-2630. Put in
at canoe landin off Dam Rd several
hundred yards downstream from the
winter dam. Take out at Village Park
downsteam right from the Cty. G bridge
Arpin Dam to County D in Sawyer county.
8.5 miles. The half mile of rapids right
below the dam are for experienced canoeists
only.. There is no camping along this
stretch of river.. Water levels are
usually adequate but high water is dangerous,
especilly blow the dam. Put in on river
left below the powerhouse at the end
of Birch Lane. Take out at the Cty.
D bridge, downstream left. This is a
convenient accesss with, with room for
several cars along the road.
D to Cty A in Sawyer and Rusk County.
10.2 miles This is a very nice stretch
of river for advanced beginners.. For
info on water levels call Ladysmith
DNR at 715-532-3911.Put in downstream
left at Cty D bridge near the small
town of Exeland. Take out upsteram left
at Cty. A bridge near the town of Imalone.
There is room along the road for a few
A to Hwy8 in Rusk County. 9 miles. The
river widens here and you will come
upon many wooded islands. Camping is
available near the take out point at
the Bruce city park and to the west
at Audie Flowage and Perch Lake county
parks. Stay off the river when water
levels are high. Call the DNR at Ladysmith
for water level info. 715-353-3911.
Put in at Cty. A bridge. Take out by
going left around the big island just
upstream from Hwy 8 bridge at the public