Beautiful river! Instead of paddling down the river I'd recommend turning this into a nice float/fishing trip. They provide nice maps depicting where off shore camping sites are. We spent 3 days and 2 nights in the river in our canoe. Caught great fish and camping off the rice banks was great. Once again so many people were paddling through, I'm grateful we got to take our time and see all the great views from our canoe in 3 days. We stayed at the dog town campsite, very secluded, brig your bug spray! Theses sites are first come first serve. River meets up SW with the St Croix and finished our travels there. Can't wait to go back!