The Wolf River - 305 square acres
The Wolf River flows from the town of New London downstream to Lake Poygan
and again from Lake Winneconne to Lake Butte des Morts
Wisconsin's Wolf River, is one of the last wild river ways in the Midwest and
part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers.
The Wolf originates north of Mole Lake Reservation in northeastern
Wisconsin. In its upper portions, high granite walls form cascades, rapids,
and waterfalls. Whitewater rafters consider the Wolf, with its wide range of Class III and IV rapids, a primary Midwestern destination.
In 1968, 24 miles of the river were designated as one of the original eight National Wild and Scenic Rivers. Recognizing its excellent water quality and first-rate fisheries, Wisconsin has designated the river an Outstanding Resource Water.
Today, the Wolf retains much of its scenic beauty and has no substantial
development on its shores and adjacent lands.
Along its 223 miles, the Wolf remains one of the premier trout fishing
rivers in the region, recognized for its fine brown, brook, and rainbow
trout populations. At least seven endangered and threatened species,
including bald eagles and osprey, depend on habitats provided by the Wolf.
The Wolf River is of deep economic, cultural, and spiritual importance to
the Menominee and Chippewa tribes. It supports abundant wild rice beds and
provides essential habitat for sturgeon of the Lake Winnebago system.