How to Dress for Kayaking and Safety

Are you prepared for kayaking this season?  Wearing proper clothing can help you stay safe, especially when paddling where the water is cold.  This video is great to help you get started.  How to Dress for Kayaking – YouTube.


Nature Current BIG Canoe Trip – Princeton to Berlin on the Upper Fox

Would you like the opportunity to paddle a BIG canoe?

Join us on the Fox River in our BIG canoe.

Join us on the Fox River in our BIG canoe.

Nature Current’s BIG Canoe will be joining the Fox Wisconsin Heritage Paddle on the upper Fox River from the White River Dam near Princeton to Berlin on Saturday, June 22nd.

This route begins at the White River Dam landing, downstream from Princeton, WI. It’s a very natural and scenic section of the Fox River. Along the way we’ll see where the White River flows into the Fox River on the left, and the Puchyan River also adds its contribution to the growing Fox River a bit further downstream. The trip distance is about 12.5 miles.

Be sure to pack plenty of water and sunscreen, and bring a snack for lunch!

For more information about this trip email Mark  at

If you’re not available June 22nd Nature Current’s canoe will be paddling four additional Heritage Parkway Paddle events this season.  June 23rd – Winneconne to Oshkosh, July 20th – Park to Park Paddle – Neenah to Appleton, August 17th – Tall Ships Paddle and September 28th – Appleton Locks Paddle.  We currently have room in all these upcoming heritage paddle trips.  Contact Mark at Nature Current for details about these trips.

Or, get your own group together and Nature Current can create a fun filled nature immersion customized for your group.  Nature Current have many paddles available on the Wolf River and Fox River.  The BIG canoe is a great way to experience Wisconsin’s waterways with your friends, family or any group that would enjoy a nature outing.

Princeton to Berlin trip map via Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway

Namekagon Paddle: Reports from the River


Daily Trip Reports from the Namekagon River
About 75 paddlers in a slightly smaller number of canoes and kayaks started 
a 92-mile journey down the Namekagon River in northwestern Wisconsin.  Namekagon Paddle 2013. 

Namekagon Paddle: Rapids, loons and Les Fils du Voyageur | MinnPost.


Also check out this additional trip blog:

Nature Current BIG Canoe Participating on Fox – Wisconsin Heritage Parkway Paddles

The Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway and the North East Wisconsin Paddlers are proud to bring you the 2013 Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Paddles. This annual paddling series is designed to celebrate and explore the Parkway region.

This year our Nature Current Voyageur canoe will be joining the paddlers starting on June 22nd in Princeton and all the rest of the paddles in the series through the Sept. 28th Appleton Locks Paddle.  If you would like a ride with us on one of the these Heritage Paddles please get in touch with Mark at Nature Current. 



Upper Fox River

June 22-23: Upper Fox Paddles
22 – Princeton to Berlin
Camp at Berlin’s Riverside Park
23 – Winneconne to Terrell Island to Rainbow Park in Oshkosh
Meet & shuttle: 9:30-10:30 AM; Launch 11 AM

Lower Fox River

July 20: Park-to-Park Paddle
Shattuck Park (Neenah) to Lutz Park (Appleton)
Meet & shuttle: 7:30-9 AM; Launch 9:30 AM

August 17: Tall Ships Paddle
De Pere to Green Bay
Paddle among replicas of historic sailing ships
Meet & shuttle: 8-9 AM; Launch 9:30 AM

September 28: Appleton Locks Paddle
Lutz Park (Appleton) to Sunset Point Park (Kimberly)
Paddle through Appleton’s four hand-operated locks
Meet & shuttle: 8-9 AM; Launch 9:30 AM

Heritage Paddle Activities

Paddlers are encouraged to seek additional heritage opportunities at each paddle event.

June 22-23: Upper Fox Paddles
Two voyageur canoes and two DNR canoes will be available. On June 23, Pierre Le Blanc will interpret fur trader times as a passenger from one of the canoes during the paddle.

July 20: Park-to-Park Paddle
Two voyageur canoes and two DNR canoes will be available. Please join us after the paddle at the Appleton Yacht Club for a special guest speaker. Paul Robbins, director of the UW Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, will be speanking Wisconsin water bodies and the implications of climate Change.

August 17: Tall Ships Paddle
One voyageur canoe will be available, as well as historic voyageur, Pierre Le Blanc. The Tall Ships Festival will take place downtown Green Bay, August 16-18.

September 28: Appleton Locks Paddle
Two voyageur canoes and two DNR canoes will be available, as well as historic voyageur, Pierre Le Blanc.

Heritage Paddle Helpful Links

Reserve your spot in our Voyageur Canoe

Contact Mark at Nature Current to reserve your spot.  Email:


Paddling the Flooded Wolf River near New London

Spring has been slow in coming this year and the Wolf River is still flowing with a lot of water.  Water that flows over it’s banks and creates new places to explore when flood season is here.   We have finally had a series of really nice weather days for paddling and the river was calling.

The Wolf River typically floods in the spring around the New London fishing area.  This is a nice spot to explore if you want to float beyond the banks of the normal river channel.  The New London fishing area is not a regular boat landing spot.  Launching from the shore line can be muddy and rocky.

Paddling and Camping – Big Eau Pleine Flowage

Big Eau Pleine Reservoir is a 6300 reservoir in north central Wisconsin with lots of paddling opportunities along its wooded shores.  There are 11 boat landings on the reservoir where you can get on and explore this stretched out reservoir.

Big Eau Pleine County Park is a 1400 acre park with trails, camping and a couple of boat landings.  The park is on a peninsula in the north central side of the reservoir making this location a good base location for your paddle explorations.  There are a number of campsites that are close to the water and would make great bases for a multi day paddle exploration of this large reservoir.

Enjoy these photos of paddling and camping around Big Eau Pleine County Park.