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Flambeau River - Thornapple Dam to Chippewa River

This stretch is perfect for beginners. The put-in is the Thornapple Dam. A small rapids in the first mile gives way to two miles of calm water. Upstream of Pine Island, you'll find a small set of rapids. Take the left channel around the island and enjoy five more miles of calm water as you paddle downstream towards the confluence and the take-out at Flater's Resort, just upstream from the Forks.

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.


Flambeau River - Thornapple Dam to Chippewa River

County Hwy Boat Ramp 45.33315 -91.22854
Thornapple Flowage Access 45.41150 -91.21595
Flambeau River Access 45.40930 -91.21767
Flater's Resort 45.298462 -91.236869