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Address: Brule, WI

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Nice trails for X-C skiing

Afterhours ski trail was nicely groomed and had a variety of trail options. Trails are wide and pass through thick forest and along the river. All trail junctions were well marked... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Daryl F
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Afterhours ski trail was nicely groomed and had a variety of trail options. Trails are wide and pass through thick forest and along the river. All trail junctions were well marked with maps and signs. There are also several snowshoeing options. There are also warming shelters onsite.

Thank Daryl F
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Good food, fair prices and grest pies! Owner is a retired school teacher with lots of smiles. We eat here regularly.

Thank Brule R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

8 of us went canoeing down the Brule river. Me & Sis overturned 2 times. It was one of the scariest times of our lives. Luckily we made it out alive. It was fun but we would never do it again!

Thank Kathye K
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

One of the places to see in Northern Wisconsin. We were there to fish, but lots of people in canoes and kayaks, camping and general just looking around

Thank Mike R
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We went canoeing and kayaking down the Brule River. What an adventure! We took the 1 and 1/2 hour tour. The river has beautiful, clear water and rapids. We had 2 couples that rented canoes and 3 people that rented kayaks. If you are not an experienced kayaker, I strongly suggest you rent canoes. All three people in the kayaks... More 

Thank Jerome O
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The Brule river is serene and beautiful. Brule River Canoe Rental offers numerous canoe and kayak trips on this wonderful river. The office personnel are very knowledgeable and helpful. We decided on a 6 hour trip and were dropped off at our starting point within 20 minutes. The Brule has very slow deep areas where you can see the large... More 

Thank Audrey M
Hudson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

One word- beautiful! My husband and I stayed here for a weekend get away. He likes the fishing and I like the scenery. The Bois Brule campground is nice and clean. Spots have a table, fire ring, and bench. Many kayakers were using the river access in the campground (while we didn't participate in kayaking on latest trip, everyone seemed... More 

1 Thank Rebecca A
Beach Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We canoed the middle reaches of the Brule twice. Both trips were awesome in all respects. There was solitude galore as we paddled under a tunnel of pines and balsam. The water was crystal clear showcasing schools of trout. We encountered a bear foraging near the streambank as a flotilla of 20 hatchling Mergansers floated peacefully by.....like a scene from... More 

3 Thank Surfdeep
Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We pulled into here just for an overnight. It is a pick you spot self pay. Nice and clean and quiet! There is river access - we did not have time to check it out but would definitely stay here again. Table provide - campfire ring. Ranger stopped by - very pleasant.

Thank atigun
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Incredible trip, lots of family fun and adventure. Takes a bit of skill to stay dry. Worth the effort.

Thank thetruthwillsetyufre

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