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Paddling the Black River

Thursday, June 6, 2013

There are a number of paddling opportunities in Black River Country, including Lake Arbutus and smaller streams such as Morrison, Halls and Robinson creeks. But the most popular place to canoe and kayak is the Black River.

For paddlers, the Black River is divided into three basic sections. The first is the stretch from Lake Arbutus down to Black River Falls. Part of this section of the river offers two sets of class III rapids and numerous class II rapids.

The next section of the river is form Black River Falls south to North Bend. It’s a relaxing trip with camping available in the Black River State Forest.

The third section is the East Fork of the Black River. This stretch of the river runs from the east and flows into Lake Arbutus. The East Branch should not be paddled in low water. It is a challenging stretch of river with many sets of rapids. Campers will find campsites available along the river. It’s a fun and exciting paddle.

This summer, bring your canoe or kayak to Black River Country and enjoy some outstanding paddling.

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