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Wolf River

Wolf River




Location: North Wisconsin Map

Kayaking, rafting location: Langlade




Description of Wolf River

Beautiful pristine wilderness of the Wolf River in North Wisconsin offers both beauty and thrill to those who like white water rafting and kayaking. The river follows a course to the south by the counties of Langlade, Menominee, Shawano, Wapaca, Outagamie. In this route it passes through the cities of Shawano and New London, and collects the affluents Red River and Embarrass River. In the final section passes through the county of Winnebago and collects the tributaries Little Wolf River and Waupaca River. It passes through Poygan Lake and flows into Lake Butte des Morts. At the time of New France, the river was called the Wolf River. The first Europeans arrived on the "Wolf River" in 1634, when the French, under the direction of Jean Nicolet, explored the region. In 1673 Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet sailed on the "river with wolves" using canoes and portage. They passed from the Great Lakes to the Wisconsin River and the Mississippi River.




Zebra Mussels
Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are small, freshwater, bivalve shellfish native to the Caspian and Black Seas south of Russia and Ukraine. They can clog water intakes and pipes, encrust piers, boats and motors, and cut the feet of swimmers. Zebra mussels have been found in less than 5% of Wisconsin lakes predicted to be suitable for zebra mussels. However, they were detected in the Winnebago Pool including the Wolf River as early as 1999.