Rusk County Rivers
Location: North central Rusk County
Description: The archetypal Northwoods River. Very little development along the shores.
Paddling: Navigable for nearly all of its length. Best paddling is in the 26-mile stretch above the confluence with the Chippewa River. A great trip is the 12-mile stretch between Hwy. 27 and the Chippewa, a wilderness stretch with some fun rapids.
Fishing: Walleye fishing can be excellent, and there are some musky present in the river. One of the most important sturgeon spawning area’s in the region.
Birding and Nature: Backwaters have nesting wood ducks and mergansers. A timber wolf pack is in the area.
Camping: Private campground north of Ladysmith.