Rusk County Rivers
Location: Southeast Rusk County
Description: Free-flowing, pristine and dam-free for its entire length, from its source to its confluence with the Chippewa.
Paddling: A popular trip is the 19-mile paddle on the South Fork from Hwy. M to the confluence with the North Fork. Another great paddle is to take the North Fork from Hwy I for 10 miles down to the confluence. From here, it’s a 10-mile paddle to the Village of Jump River. From Jump River Park to the Village of Sheldon, paddlers will find 9 miles of quick shoots and a relatively undisturbed shoreline. Another 8 miles of interesting paddling takes you to Lake Holcombe.
Fishing: Much of this pristine river receives little or no fishing pressure. Expect lots of musky, sucker, some walleye and smallmouth.
Birding and Nature: Forested stretches are great places to see pileated woodpeckers, kingfishers and other woodland birds. Larger pools with large timber are good places to see eagles and osprey.
Camping: Opportunities in the county forest lands along the banks.