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Bois Brule River, Wisconsin

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The Bois Brule River is located in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States, near the county's eastern border with Bayfield County. The river is 43.9mi long. The source is in central Douglas County near Upper St. Croix Lake, it flows through the Brule River State Forest, and drains into Lake Superior.The river is called Wiisaakode-ziibi in the Anishinaabe language, which was translated into French and incorporated into English. It was the site of the 1842 Battle of the Brule between the La Pointe Band of Ojibwe and a group of Dakota Sioux.In 1928, United States President Calvin Coolidge maintained a summer residence, known as the "Summer White House", at the Cedar Island Lodge, located on the upper Bois Brule River.The river is known for its trout fishing and canoeing, and is revered by fly fishermen for its prolific mayfly and stone fly hatches. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a fish hatchery and a ranger station that operates the state forest and nearby campgrounds. Add Bois Brule River and other attractions to your Brule trip itinerary using our Brule sightseeing site .
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  • We have been up in the Bois Brule area for summers for more than 50 years. If you like the outdoors, try this great river. One of the nation's best by far. Canoeing, kayaking, (both leisure and...  more »
  • A beautiful sunny day paddling on the river. We did the five hour paddle with canoes rented from Brule River Canoe Rentals. They drove us to the start point. We had a leisurely day on the river with.....  more »
  • Very laid back tent camping, limited access along river by foot at the camp ground. Bring canoe to be able to explore.
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