Canoe, kayak or tube
down the
Namekagon
River

At Hayward KOA, you’re a shuttle away from one of the best rivers to float in the Midwest!


“One of Wisconsin’s premier, flatwater canoeing and kayaking rivers.” Wisconsin Trail Guide

The Namekagon has everything you could ask for. It winds its way through breathtaking scenery and varying terrain, where you’ll likely see plenty of wildlife. The water moves fast enough to keep you moving but slow enough you can relax and have fun.

We’ll rent you a canoe, a kayak or a tube and shuttle you to the boat launch, where you’ll start a great day on this beautiful and historic river. Then we’ll pick you up at the end of your trip.

The Namekagon was one of the eight original American rivers protected as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, along with the St. Croix, into which it empties. The National Park Service continues to remove buildings along the river to the point it’s now virtually back to its original state.