Enjoy Some Wisconsin River Kayaking This Summer

Panoramic view of the river in Wausau, the perfect place for some of the best Wisconsin River Kayaking

The entire state of Wisconsin has many waterways, including 15,000 lakes, 43,000 miles of rivers, and several hundred miles of shoreline along the Great Lakes. If you’re looking for a great place to paddle this summer, we encourage you to come to Wausau and engage in some Wisconsin River kayaking. 

It doesn’t matter your age or skill level; Wisconsin River kayaking in the Wausau area is easy and accessible for all. Though the Lower Wisconsin River is more popular among canoeing and kayaking – especially on multi-day trips – the water in and around Wausau is calm, beautiful, and perfect for a summer adventure. In fact, Wisconsin River kayaking is one of our favorite things to do in Wausau in the summer! 

Whatever you do while visiting Wausau – whether Wisconsin River kayaking, hiking in our local parks and natural areas, or enjoying the many events in downtown Wausau – there’s no better place to stay than our luxury cabin. Owl Ridge Cabin is one of the top cabin rentals in Wisconsin and offers a romantic and luxury-infused escape for couples.

There’s limited space left in 2023, and we’re starting to see bookings in 2024, so book our cabin today and see why it’s one of the best cabin rentals in Wisconsin. 

Paddlers taking to the water in Wausau for some of the best Wisconsin River Kayaking

The Best Wisconsin River Kayaking This Summer

Wisconsin River kayaking is as convenient as it is easy, especially in the Wausau area. Though there are actually several places to paddle in the greater Wausau area, nothing beats Wisconsin River kayaking. There’s a little bit of something here for everyone, including whitewater rapids!

In downtown Wausau, a popular attraction – both on the water and as a spectator, is Wausau’s Whitewater Park. Boaters from around the country come to see and experience this unique river feature every summer, and it even hosts various regional and national whitewater competitions and other events. They also offer the occasional lessons! 

Beyond the fun of a busy whitewater park, there’s plenty more diversity in Wisconsin River kayaking in the Wausau area. There are several boat ramps around the area, too, making it easy to find a spot to put your watercraft in the water and head out for a quiet afternoon.

You can choose a short out-and-back Wisconsin River kayaking trip or a more extended trip that takes an entire day. There’s even an annual paddle pub crawl on the Wisconsin River in July! 

In addition to Wisconsin River kayaking, paddlers can also venture to local lakes and the Eau Claire River for more water-based adventures. Like Wisconsin River kayaking, paddling on the Eau Claire Rivers offers a little something for everyone.

There are multiple access points along the river, and trips can be as short as two miles to as long as 17. A popular feature along the river is the Eau Claire Dells County Park, a popular place to hike, picnic, and enjoy the waterfalls. The dells themselves aren’t safe for paddling, but there are put-ins above and below the park that are perfect for kayaking. 

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The Best Cabin Rentals in Wisconsin

Whether your summer adventures involve Wisconsin River kayaking, summer concerts on the square, or quiet evenings reading a book and enjoying casual conversation on our gorgeous cabin grounds, you won’t find any other cabin rentals in Wisconsin as idyllic and luxurious as the Owl Ridge Cabin. Our cabin rentals in Wisconsin are truly unmatched in both design and amenities and offer the perfect place to retreat for a relaxing, romance-filled cabin getaway. 

Unlike our Sister Property, the Stewart Inn in downtown Wausau, our cabin rentals in Wisconsin are perfect for those travelers who crave solitude and want to carve out some time away as a couple. Our luxury cabin is located a short drive from downtown Wausau. Close enough to enjoy the town’s many amenities – including Wiscinson River kayaking – but far enough away to be able to relax and unwind in a way you can’t do surrounded by crowds and noise. 

Our luxury cabin rentals in Wisconsin have been modeled after treasured architectural details like those implemented by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Clean lines inside and out create a modern, airy space. Inside, the cabins are outfitted with fine furnishings, a full kitchen, a luxurious bathroom, and a fantastic array of amenities. Outside, you’ll find lush landscaping, a fire pit, a cabana, and a few peaceful wooded acres, with only wildlife as your neighbor.

Our luxury cabins in Wisconsin are perfect for summer adventures and restful vacations – but you’ll need to act fast to enjoy it. Book your cabin getaway today!

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