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Paddle Guide

To The Stevens Point Area

Plan a trip on the water equipped with the Miles Paddled Stevens Point Area Paddle Guide. Explore the best spots to canoe and kayak from inland lakes like Lake Joanis to expansive rivers like the Wisconsin. 

Not sure what to expect? Here you'll find a mix of beginner to expert paddling routes from people who have paddled the routes themselves. With information on river level recommendations, where to camp, grab food nearby, and where to find local rentals, you'll be ready to go for a day on the water. 

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Bear Lake

Bear Lake is mostly undeveloped and features steep slopes on the north and south shores.


Collins Lake 

Located three miles southwest of Rosholt, Collins Lake offers an attractive mix of bottom material (including marl), not to mention a beach and campground.

McDill Pond

Another impoundment of the Plover River, McDill Pond has a fair amount of development along its shoreline, there are some notable natural areas like the Erickson Audubon Wildlife Area or a section of the Green Circle Trail.

Pickerel Lake

Comprising a state natural area by the same name, Pickerel Lake offers 40 acres of predominantly undeveloped shoreline. Like many lakes in Portage County, Pickerel Lake is a seepage lake.

Wolf Lake

Featuring what may well be the wildest setting of them all, Wolf Lake is only doubly large as it is deep, but offers an attractive shoreline of sand and marl, and a public park to its east. 

More Paddle Guides


Here's a handy tool to help you find all the best available put-in spots for paddling rivers and lakes. 

Note: This is not a complete list of all paddling options. Find additional information about waterways for more spots. 



Explore even more on the water with information on waterways, swimming, boating, and paddling in the Stevens Point Area. Then, while you're out, don't forget to take pictures! Use hashtag #StevensPointArea or tag us @StevensPointArea for a chance to be featured.

Download or order a copy of our Pedal, Paddle, Hike Guide for more information!