About the Willow:

The Willow River lazily winds back and forth with a slow flowage.  Bountiful with wildlife due to the seclusion of river, it provides a peaceful and enjoyable trip.  Whether you prefer to float or paddle expect occasional groundings, rock, logs, and obstacles.  Be aware this is a river with changing conditions that include water falls, rapids, and downed trees.  Be sure to consult locals about water levels or river status

Current Available Route:   Prices from $45-90 in Rentals

Half Day – Starting at $45 including Kayak, Paddle, Life vest, and Shuttle

Lower Willow

Upper Willow

Approx. 2-3 hrs.

Launch at 100th St. in Boardman, WI.  Landing at Cty rd E Willow River State Park.

Lower Willow is an beginner to intermediate level recreational trip.  Steady water flow brings you down through some cathedral type foliage.

Mid Willow:

Approx. 2-4 hrs.

Launch at downtown New Richmond.  Landing at 100th St. Boardman

Mid Willow is an intermediate level recreation trip.  Starting in the heart of New Richmond you continue through the Golf Coarse, through NaturePark, different landscape changes from open prairie to heavily wooded.

Upper Willow- Start at Betterly Waterfowl production to Mary Park:


Approx. 2-4 hrs. depending on landing

Launch at Betterly Waterfowl Area.  Available landings at Mary Park, Downtown, and Nature Park.

The Upper Willow is easy, relaxing, beginner’s trip and perfect for somebody new to the paddling.  Starting with some easy ripples at the beginning the river meanders 1/3 of the trip through Betterly Nature Preserve, with easy paddling and a crossing of Mary’s Park Lake.  Three different landings available Mary’s park, Downtown, and the Nature Park on CR Rd. A (by westfields).

Full Day

New Richmond to Burkhardt:

NR to Cty. rd E

Approx. 4-6 hrs.

Launch at downtown New Richmond.  Landing at Cty rd E Willow River State Park

Must be in shape to portage around multiple trees and obstructions that may be in the river.

Other Rivers Kinnickinnic, Apple, and Rush

Please Contact me if your interested in any of the River trips.  Duration of excursions range from 1 hr to 8 hr trips.  If you would like to paddle it we’ll make it happen.  715-781-3145