northeastern minnesota


So you want some solitude? Hear that? No?  That’s the point. Camp on seven of the most secluded islands in the Lower Wisconsin Waterway!

The BLM manages about 500 islands in Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota. This unique island habitat and wildlife provide endless opportunities for paddling, camping, nature photography and birdwatching, from the boat or shore. Find a quiet fishing spot on a smaller island; then camp overnight for a stunning sunrise over the water. The perfect off-the-grid adventure!

For this week’s #mypubliclandsroadtrip, check out our favorite paddling routes along those waterways. BLM Natural Resources Specialist Katherine Kassander describes the paddle route as “by far one of the most beautiful, secluded stretch of river I have paddled in Wisconsin.” The route is neighbored by Wyalusing State Park, which offers additional scenic trails and canoe/boat rentals.