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River meandering through a fall forest of NHAL Canoe Trip #1 in Vilas County, Wisconsin

NHAL Canoe Trip #1

From the landing a small creek leads to High Lake. Travel southwest through a culvert into Fishtrap Lake. Once through Fishtrap, the river meanders past Johnson and Nixon tributary creeks. Take out at the portage just upstream from the Fishtrap Dam. This segment could be a day trip or an overnight trip (several campsites along the way).

Discover more outdoor adventures in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on Vilas County’s multi-use trails.

Trail Details



  • Pets Allowed
  • Water Views


From Boulder Junction head north on County Highway M about 5 miles to the intersection with County Hwy B. Turn east on County Hwy B and continue about 3.5 miles and the boat landing will be on the south side of the road.