3-Day Canoe Camping Namekagon River Expedition
Our three-day option is perfect for any experience level. On this expedition, you will experience gentle class one rapids that are perfect for first timers. Unlike the boundary waters this route is entirely free of portges. Float down the one of the most scenic rivers in the Midwest while learning canoe skills. What the Namekagon River lacks in size, it makes up for in peacefulness and scenery.
- Day 1:
Our expedition begins in Danbury WI with a rendezvous at 1:00 PM at the BP gas station where we will find each other at the attached Log Cabin Eatery. This is a good place for a quick counter service lunch (on your own) before the 1:00PM meet. From there, we will travel a short distance down the road to a parking lot where your cars will remain during our trip. Then the entire group will board a van which brings us upriver. Now, it’s only canoe power for the next three days! We launch our boats at the Whispering Pines Landing and spend the afternoon on the river. We’ll have time to get accustomed to the river and its gentle currents while practicing your canoe skills. At the end of this day, we will make our camp along the banks of the river, setting up camp for our first night under the stars.
- Day 2:
The next day begins with a hot breakfast and hot coffee. We will break down camp, load the canoes and head down river to continue our journey. This will be a full day with plenty of river hours. We will experience our first taste of small and swift class one rapids, with plenty of wildlife encounters. Once we reach the next camp, we set up and make a gourmet dinner. This campsite is known for its picturesque riverside view.
- Day 3:
On the last day, we will be on the Saint Croix river where the banks widen out substantially. We will have to adjust to this new majestic river with some decent rapids throughout the morning. From there, we’ll make our way back to Riverside landing (where the cars are parked) arriving by lunchtime where we say our goodbyes. Once again, you can take advantage of the restaurants in Danbury for lunch at the end of your trip and celebrate your adventure.