Canoeing the Oconomowoc River, Wisconsin

A relatively short river with headwaters about 20 miles northwest of Milwaukee, the Oconomowoc drains the marshland of a north-south glacial moraine. In its southern route to the city of Oconomowoc, it passes through many lakes, ranging from small ponds to 1,117 acre Lac La Belle. After its final control structure, a small dam that maintains water levels for Lac La Belle, the river swings to the west and peacefully winds through rolling hill country towards its confluence with the Rock River


Expert paddler Mike Svob has been canoeing and kayaking the rivers of the Midwest for 30 years. He paddled more than a thousand miles to complete these books. Below are brief descriptions of the canoe trips that Mike goes into detail with in his books with maps. The maps are very useful, showing rapids, take in and take out points and other things of interest.