Upper Plover River (For intermediate paddlers);
Park one car at Jordan Park east parking lot situated off Hwy Y. Travel north 5.8 miles on Hwy Y to Bentley Road, turn right on Bentley Road and travel .25 miles. Park and unload along Bentley Road where the road intersects with the Plover River on the right. During this nearly 8 mile, 3 hour quiet journey abundant wildlife may be revealed. This stretch of the river has generally a slow moving current, but be careful of the site of the former Christensen's dam and in the somewhat rocky stretch just downstream. Allow 3 1/2 hours to reach the boat landing at Jordan park. CAUTION: Do not go near the dam in Jordan Park.
Lower Plover River (For intermediate skilled paddlers);
Park one car in Iverson Park off Highway 66 in Stevens Point. Then travel Highway 66 east to Jordan Park. Jordan Park offers camping as well as a Nature Center, that is open in the summer, complete with special programs and staffed by a naturalist. When you are ready, begin this route at the canoe ramp on the south side of Highway 66 in Jordan Park (handicap accessible dock is available). The route will meander through generally flat water, and is an excellent trip for bird watchers in June and July. Because of the wooded landscapes on either side of the river, it is an excellent way to view fall colors in the area. Once you have reached Iverson Park, enjoy a dip in the water near the swimming beach, or walk on a short segment on the Green Circle Trail that makes its way through the park. If you are hungry, try a stop at the Hilltop Pub & Grill, just east of Iverson Park.
Wade fishing for brook trout. Little Plover River Fishery Area is mostly pine forests, with some hardwood. Little Plover River has a history of drying up in certain sections during June, July, and August.
River Map and Paddling Routes