We’re very excited to announce the route for the 2015 Paddle Namekagon and we hope you’ll be excited too!
As you know, we’ll be paddling the Namekagon this year. From the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway:
The rivers run through generally undeveloped, diverse terrain featuring dense deciduous and coniferous forests, marshlands and pine barrens. Banks vary from low to high. Paddlers will be closer to both banks of the river and have much better opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife from up close. As a result of the relatively smaller size of the rivers in several sections, navigation can be a bit more exciting because of numerous low-water rapids as well as the tighter meandering turns and oxbows. You never know what’s around the next corner!
This journey promises a diverse paddling experience. It is primitive and remote, at times very narrow and wild. Other reaches flow through more populated areas. As it nears the confluence of the St. Croix River, it runs wider and slower. The Namekagon River merges with the St. Croix on the final day. The journey will last 6-days, cover 92-miles, and is perfect for both canoe or kayak. This is a partially supported paddle: we will haul your overnight gear and provide other limited services.
Expect to unplug and reconnect with the natural world. You’ll challenge yourself, be inspired, and build lasting relationships with a new community of paddlers. Namekagon River communities will welcome you, each sharing their unique personalities. You will explore a national park and see an abundance of wildlife. Every night at camp you can expect to be inspired by educational programs.
Read about the 2015 Paddle Namekagon Route! As Shuttle Day approaches, we’ll be posting more detailed information about each of the River Days.
Registration will open November 15, 2014.