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Geology & Paddling on the Gile Flowage

July 11 @ 1:00 pm 3:30 pm

Join NWLT board member Cathy Techtmann (UW-Extension Outreach Specialist) for this free paddling event on the Gile Flowage on Tuesday, July 11 from 1-3:30 pm. 

This 3,400-acre flowage is located in Iron County and was created by a dam on the West Branch of the Montreal River.  During the paddle, we will look at plants and animals we encounter, discuss federal licensing of the Gile Dam, and learn about some of the geological features of the area.  

Participants will meet at the County C boat landing and should expect to paddle around 2-3 miles.  Participants need to provide their own watercraft, paddles, PFD, snack and water. 

To register for the event, please register online (see below), or contact the NWLT office at 715-479-2490 or email troy@northwoodslandtrust.org.

Pre-registration is requested by Monday, July 10. Space is limited. This event is free.

Directions to County C boat landing:

From Hurley, head west on Hwy 77 for 0.4 miles, turn south onto Cty C for 2.8 miles and the Gile Flowage Boat Launch will be on the right. 

From Mercer, head north on Hwy 51 for about 19 miles, turn west onto Cty C and head 1.5 miles – stay right on Cty C and continue 1.7 miles to the boat launch on the left side of the road.    

Google Map link to County C boat landing

This event is a part of the Wisconsin Land Trust Days celebration featuring family-friendly events that take place every year in July, August, and September.


July 11
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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