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Chippewa River - County Highway D to Imalone

This is one of the best river stretches in Wisconsin, offering more than two dozen rapids in this five-hour trip. Put-in is at the County Highway D bridge located about three miles east of Exeland.

Though there are rapids to be enjoyed along the entire route, only a few sets of rapids carry a hazard rating.

The first is just below a high bank known as Rock Ledge. The next is Otter Slide Rapids, just downstream. Later in the trip, just upstream from the railroad bridge, the Soo Line Rapids pose a challenge to paddlers. All through the route, paddlers should be aware of rocks, sudden rapids and hidden boulders.

See a map with details on river features and public access locations here.

To locate the primary access points and obtain GPS coordinates, see the Google map below.


Chippewa River - County Highway D to Imalone

Highway D Bridge 45.671121 -91.181080
Imalone Boat Access 45.552358 -91.228388