Important Notice: The main access road to Hayward KOA, Highway 63, is being resurfaced! The road will be nice and smooth with a new turn lane into the park when completed. However, paving has been delayed one week until after the Memorial Day weekend. The good news is the road IS CURRENTLY OPEN as a gravel road. Please ignore all detour signs and drive directly north or south on Highway 63 to the park. We look forward to seeing you at Hayward KOA.

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.