18 Rivers In Wisconsin That Are So Much More Than Just A Body Of Water

There is a good reason Wisconsin is quickly becoming a world-wide leader in freshwater studies, technology, and science. With shores on two Great Lakes and more 84,000 miles of rivers flowing through our borders, Wisconsinites are spoiled for all the boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping and more that we can do along our many rivers’ shores.

Included on this list are some of the most recognizable rivers we have – the Mississippi, the Wisconsin and the Fox. But beyond the huge rivers that define our landscape and have played a part in our business for centuries, there are tons of smaller streams with plenty to offer residents all over the state.

In no particular order, here’s a list of some of the greatest stretches of freshwater Wisconsin has to offer:

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What are some of your favorite freshwater spots in Wisconsin?

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