Routes

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 minor obstacles, but open without any blockages.

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

Half Day

Lower Willow

Upper Willow

Approx. 2-4 hrs.

Launch at 100th St. Boardman.  Available landing at Cty rd E Willow River State Park.

Lower Willow is an intermediate level recreation 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 (Betterly Waterfowl to Nature Park):

betterly

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.

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

 

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