The Embarrass River empties into the Wolf River in New London. Pfeifer Park in New London makes a good access point for kayaks and canoes. The large gravel along the banks of the river in the park make for a fairly easy place to launch. The banks are mowed and there is plenty of parking at the park. The Embarrass River is nice quiet water river. The river is tree lined near New London and can be blocked by fallen trees in the narrower sections. The river is very lightly traveled by boats. The Embarrass empties into the Wolf River about a 1/2 mile downstream from the park. The currently is usually light on the Embarrass. It’s fairly easy to paddle upstream and back to your launch spot making shuttling from launch to landing completely optional.
Photo Tour of the Embarrass River near New London
The Tri Rivers Area Map shows additional launch locations on the Embarrass River
Here’s some additional information on the Embarrass River from Wikipedia.
The Embarrass River has 3 branches, the south branch originates near Eland and passes by Tigerton, the middle branch originates in southern Langlade and the northern branch passes by Bowler, Tilleda and Leopolis. The middle and south branch converge in Caroline the river collects its north branch then flows through Pella where a dam is located. Below Pella, the Embarrass River passes by Embarrass the Embarrass River eventually converges into the Wolf River in the city of New London. “French voyageurs named this river the Embarrass, French for obstruction, because, while canoeing down the stream, they frequently found their passage blocked by fallen logs.”
Have you paddled the Embarrass River?