Heading south just after launching at Picnic Point

An island up ahead

Paddling to the east of the island

Turning back north and with the current

The bay in the southwest corner of the island. It’s mostly shallow and weedy

The bay by Westpoint Campground

Looking into the bay west of Spearhead Point

Padding around Spearhead Point back to the main channel.

An inlet that goes east for about 200 feet

Heading to the landing by the main boat launch just to the east of the dam.

View from the takeout at the boat launch


Mondeaux Flowage

Peter Johnson
July 31st, 2022
Picnic Point
Lakeview Picnic Area and Launch
5.2 miles
4 hours
Water Level:
Jump River @ Sheldon 50 cfs or 2.93'

The Mondeaux Flowage is located in the Taylor County portion of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. It was created by placing a dam on the Mondeaux River, which flows from south to north. The Flowage is about 4 miles long and is a calm, fairly narrow lake in a heavily forested area. There is a slight current to the north and can either be paddled from one end to another or can comfortably be paddled for a round trip.

There are multiple islands that can be stopped at but are difficult to explore since the banks are fairly steep and they’re fairly well elevated. There are multiple campsites and beaches that can be stopped at for a break or if you want to camp out overnight.

Overall, this is a great place to kayak in a National Forest and the designation limits development while preserving the natural beauty of the area. It’s an enjoyable paddle for all skill levels.

Addendum from the Webmaster:

Thanks Peter for the review!  I would be curious to know if more of the Mondeaux River is navigable.  WisconsinRiverTrips.com is always very appreciative of guest reviews, and if you the reader is ever interested in submitting one, you can use this online form.

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