Waupaca Chain O' Lakes/Crystal River/Waupaca River

  • Chief Waupaca Tour Boat on the Chain O' Lakes

    Chief Waupaca Tour Boat on the Chain O' Lakes

A popular area for beginners. Lake canoeing is available on any of the 22 connecting lakes in the Chain 'O Lakes. The lakes are structured in a way that some lakes are "fast lakes" while others are slow, no-wake lakes. The Chain's fast lakes are Rainbow Lake, Round Lake, Long Lake and Columbia Lake. Subject to skiing hours, these lakes are great for water-skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. The Chain also includes the "Upper Chain". This group of five smaller, slow no-wake lakes can only be reached by kayak or canoe with access from Beasley Creek. At the end of Long Lake is the mouth of the Crystal River, which drains from the Chain. For family fun, rent a fiberglass canoe from area outfitters and enjoy a meandering ride down the Crystal River. The nearby Waupaca River flows gently past farms to its junction with the Wolf River just north of Partridge Lake.


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