Located in Wisconsin’s Northwoods covering one and a half million acres, Chequamegon (Shuh-WAH-muh-guhn)-Nicolet (Nick-oh-LAY) is an epicenter for outdoor recreation. The Hayward district on the western side of the national forest is about 3 hours east of the Twin Cities which makes it an excellent option for those who are used to heading north for such activities. Chequamegon comes from the Ojibwe word meaning “place of shallow water” which refers to Chequamegon Bay. There is ample shallow water to enjoy in the mainland as well!
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Day 1: Meet your trip mates at Two Lakes Campground
On the first day, expect to set up camp alongside your Wilderness Inquiry Outdoor Leaders and peers. Take time to learn how to set up a safe and cozy campsite for the next two nights. After your basecamp is set-up, your group will head over to Bass Lake for an introduction to canoeing and water safety that will prepare you for the days ahead.
Day 2: Paddle and Explore Lake Owen
Wake early and rise to the bird songs and nature’s stillness around you. As you begin to hum with excitement for the day ahead, so does the environment around you. Today we will put in right from our camp to maximize time on the water. Lake Owen is very long with several islands and inlets to explore. Plan to be gone for the day–we’ll take lunch with us!
Day 3: Enjoy a hike or swim, or one last paddle with your group
After a long and adventurous day prior, today is all about relaxing and enjoying one more adventure before continuing back home. You should be proud of all the skills you’ve improved and mastered in your weekend together.
Dates & Fees
Wilderness Inquiry leads trips to this area, but currently has no dates scheduled for this itinerary. If you have a group of people interested, we can set up a customized adventure just for you! Please contact us or request a trip quote below if you are interested in a group trip to this destination.Request Trip Quote »