Manitowish River Paddling Trip 1: High Lake to Fishtrap Dam

By Alan Hamari

Put in at the High Lake boat landing on the south side of Hwy. B. The small creek leads to High Lake. Travel southwest through a culvert into Fishtrap Lake. Once through Fishtrap, the river meanders past Johnson and Nixon tributary creeks. Take out at the portage just upstream from the Fishtrap Dam. The 7.5-mile segment could be a day trip or an overnight trip. Total paddling time is 4 hours.

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