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River recreation
(Information and photos from Black River Area Chamber of Commerce)

Jackson County has some of the finest streams and rivers in Wisconsin.  With few rapids, the Black River is an excellent river for family canoeing.  The river is dotted with sand bars, ideal for camping and sun bathing.  All along the Black River access points are conveniently located, from Hatfield all the way to the  Mississippi River.  You can plan a two-hour trip or a five day excursion.  Our creeks can offer a more challenging experience for the seasoned canoeist and kayaker.  Halls Creek, Morrison Creek, the East Fork and the Black River and Robinson Creek provide thrilling rapids and stunning scenery. 

For best results, call in advance to reserve a canoe, especially on the weekends.

For a full day and a unique dining experience, you might consider the Riverview Inn Canoe Package offered Tuesday through Friday, which includes canoe rental and dinner for two (choice of tenderloin tips, fish, chicken, ribs or shrimp or any combination of the two or a walleye pike dinner) for $55. Riverview is located in North Bend, with a dining area overlooking the scenic Black River. It's a great way to relax after paddling.

Riverview Inn & Canoe Rental
Kimberly Macdonald
N608 North Bend Drive
Melrose, WI 54642
Phone: 608-488-5191

Black River Canoe Rental, LLC
N5999 Hwy 54 W
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone: 715-284-8136

Black River Express Canoe Rental and Kayak Rental
Tom Pfaff
317 West Bristol
Melrose, WI 54642
Phone: 608-488-4606 / 488-7017
FAX: 608-488-5027

Lost Falls Campground
Ed/Rose Schaper
N2974 Sunnyvale Road
Black River Falls, WI
Phone: 715-284-7133   Toll-free: 800-329-3911   FAX: 715-284-7133


Trempealeau County rentals


Trempealeau—Al’s Canoe Rental.
Canoe the Trempealeau River, Black River, Long Lake Canoe Trail, Trempealeau Bay or the Wildlife Refuge Pools.


Whitehall—Trempealeau River Canoe Outfitters
3-6 hours of scenic solitude.


Kayak Rental at Perrot State Park