The Shiocton area of the Wolf River is nice for kayaking and canoeing. Barker Park south of Shiocton is a great access point to the river. Just a few hundred yards north of the Barker Park landing is an old railroad bridge that is now used by bicyclists, walkers and runners on the Newton Blackmour State Trail. The bridge is interesting and it is also a place with a lot of swirling currents. Pay extra attention when paddling around bridge currents.
The Wolf River around Barker Park is mostly wild and heavily treed along it’s banks with a few homes and fishing shacks. Boat traffic is light in the summer. Most boaters slow down for paddlers on the Wolf River.
The landing at Hwy S is about 6 miles downstream and the landing in Shiocton at the Hwy 54 bridge is only about a mile upstream.
To see more information about the Wolf River visit the Wolf River overview page.
These photos are from August 2011 with the river being a normal summertime low. The look of the river can change dramatically when the water is high. It’s a good idea to check the river flow gauge before you go paddling, especially if it’s been raining in the area you will be paddling.