Introduction to Wisconsin River Outfitters

Wisconsin River Outfitters is committed to providing a high quality outdoor experience for small groups and families seeking to explore the rivers and woods of Northern Wisconsin. We are located in the heart of the American Legion State Forest, on the Wisconsin River, 5 miles East of Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

We provide float trips on a scenic, quiet stretch of the Wisconsin River that is the perfect place to introduce children and novices to the lifelong enjoyment of canoeing and kayaking, or just to rejuvenate. If you are interested in a leisurely stretch of the River, where eagles soar, where osprey fish, where deer quench their thirst and an occasional bear crosses, then our spot is for you. This stretch of river flows thru an area of riverside cottages and undeveloped wetland and forest. Three trips run from 1 ½ to 6 hours.

The morning mist swirls on the River. The shrill cry of an eagle startles. A rising crescendo of bird songs begins. The sun warms you as it rises over the trees. Midday brings bright sun and a cool wind. The early evening brings peace as the bird songs end and the day draws to a close, the splash of an otter breaks the quiet.

Wisconsin River Outfitters also can provide guided birdwatching and nature walks. Do you want to see an osprey nest? Watch beavers at work? Just take a walk in the woods? Learn about the flora and fauna natural to Northern Wisconsin? We can help you find just the right spot and provide trained environmentalists to help interpret and show you what you might otherwise miss.

All of our float trips are by appointment only. We have Pelican canoes and Old Town kayaks. We will arrange to get you there and back. We’ll provide a guide if you wish. We limit our trips to a maximum of four canoes/kayaks and eight people, and prefer one or two canoes. Large groups overpower the feel of the river and the experience becomes not of the river’s flow, but of the group’s interference with the flow. The river brings peace. Leave the loud music and beer for another outfitter and another river. Respect our world.