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Iron County

Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Kayak & Camp

Kayaking and camping... the perfect way to spend an extended weekend in the summer! Grab your gear and your yak and hit the water with us on this 3-night, 4-day base camp-style paddle event.

Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Kayak & Camp
Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Kayak & Camp

Time & Location

Jun 27, 2024, 7:00 AM – Jun 30, 2024, 7:00 PM

Iron County, Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, Wisconsin, USA

Guests

About The Event

Our guides are here to assist you if needed. Still, with multiple clients and safety in mind, If you are considering attending this event, we ask that you have a basic understanding of kayaking and the strength to paddle for up to an hour or multiple hours in waters that may be "choppy" or rough. Additionally, spending time outdoors affects everyone physically, spiritually, and emotionally differently. We know the outdoors helps people "heal" differently, but we ask that you consider that when registering for such outdoor excursions. 

Event Info

"Undisturbed, wooded shorelines and islands offer the opportunity to boat, camp, fish, and enjoy the outdoors in wild and rugged northern Wisconsin. Spread across 40,000 acres in Iron County, the Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area offers 66 remote campsites accessible by water only." -Wisconsin DNR.

We can't think of a better way to spend an extended weekend. Once we visited Turtle-Flambeau in 2019 on a personal trip, we knew we would be back. I distinctly remember being in the middle of the flowage, looking across the bow of my kayak and seeing two deer wading through the water, walking up onto a small island, and then dipping back into the water—something I had never witnessed before in such a large body of water!

The flowage measures over 12,000 acres and is home to unique wetland patterns and plant species. This body of water is home to several sport and game fish species, including Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, and Sturgeon

After paddling in on Thursday, we will go to our already reserved group campsite. We will spend the next three days exploring the area, with the option to break up into smaller groups if desired. Once we are at the campsite, you can make the trip on your own, relax, explore, or do a little fishing. Information on a fishing license can be found here.

Tickets

Three ticket options are available for this trip: gear rental and food packages.

  1. Admission w/kayak rental (Single person kayak)-$400. This ticket option includes transportation from a predetermined pickup point, or you can meet us at a take-out point, and we will shuttle you to the starting point. A 9.5-foot kayak, life vest, paddle, anchor, and (2) ten-liter dry bags to store your gear. If you choose to meet us at the event, we will contact you to discuss a meeting point.
  2. Admission w/kayak rental (Tandem)-$450. This ticket option includes transportation from a predetermined pickup point, or you can meet us at a take-out point, and we will shuttle you to the starting point. A 14.5 tandem (2-person) kayak, life vest, paddle, anchor, and (2) ten-liter dry bags to store your gear. We will contact you to discuss our takeout point if you choose to meet us at the event.
  3. Admission without kayak rental is $ $325. This ticket option includes transportation for you, your kayak, and your gear from a predetermined pickup or takeout point.
  4. Rental Gear-$150. Includes the following: sleeping pad, sleeping bag, tent, stove w/fuel, long-handled spoon, trowel, water filter, headlamp, and (2) ten-liter dry bags.
  5. Meal Packages—$40 per day. This package includes everything you will need for one day, including breakfast bars/breakfast meals, protein/energy/meal replacement bars, jerky, nuts, a lunch meal, a dehydrated backpacking meal, and a dessert. 

Transportation

We will depart from Huntley, Illinois, on the morning of June 27. Carpooling options will be available along our route, and as always, there is no additional cost when meeting us at one of the predetermined Park and Rides. If you are unsure if you are along our route, don't hesitate to contact us before signing up. We will be returning to Huntley on the afternoon of June 30.

Required Gear-Sleeping bag

-Sleeping pad

-Tent

-Stove w/fuel & Cookware

-Trowel

-Appropriate footwear (water shoes or sandals)

-Water filter-50' of paracord (minimum)

-Individual First Aid Kit

-Headlamp (spare batteries)

-Rain Gear (poncho, Frog Toggs, rain suit)

-Toiletry Kit

-Fire starting kit

-Small knife

-Spare set of clothing

-Spare set of socks x 2

-Appropriate backpacking meals for the length of the event

-Emergency blanket

-Hydration system or water bottles

-Whistle

-Quick Dry towel

-Biodegradable soap

-Personal Medications

-Base layer (during inclement weather)

-Camp shoes (Crocs or similar

-Insect repellent

-Earplugs

-Hat

Rental Gear

Gear rental includes the following

-(Dry bags

-River Country Products 1 or 2-person tent

-North Face, Eureka, or Kelty Sleeping bag

-Thermarest sleeping pad

-Stuff sack sleeping pillow

-Jetboil Flash backpacking stove w/fuel

-Sawyer water filter

-Trowel

-Headlamp

-Trekking Poles (for tent set up_

-Dry Bag for food storage

Safety

All True North staff are certified in First Aid/CPR, and every one of our events is led by a guide who is a paramedic or wilderness First Aid instructor. Guides are experienced in wilderness and outdoor travel and are equipped with GPS and satellite phones when needed.

True North Expeditions, Inc. reserves the right to substitute the events listed in the description above due to inclement weather, availability, or other uncontrollable events.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations over 30 days from the event date will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days before the event.
  • We can not transfer your admission fee to another event or issue you a credit toward a future event. 
  • If you can find someone to take your place, we can transfer your admission fee to another client ONE TIME only. If they cancel, they will not receive a refund for any portion the original client has already paid. 
  • Please allow 5-7 business days for processing; we will notify you when the refund has been issued. 

True North Expeditions, Inc. reserves the right to substitute the events listed in the description above due to inclement weather, availability, or other uncontrollable events.

Tickets

  • Admission w/Kayak (Single)

    This ticket option includes transportation from a predetermined pickup point, or you can meet us at a take-out point and we will shuttle you to the starting point. A 9.5-foot kayak, life vest, paddle, anchor, and dry bags to store your gear. If you choose to meet us at the event we will contact you to discuss our takeout point.

    $400.00
  • Admission w/Kayak (Tandem)

    This ticket option includes transportation from a predetermined pickup point, or you can meet us at a take-out point and we will shuttle you to the starting point. A 14.5 foot tandem kayak, life vest, paddle, anchor, and dry bags to store your gear. If you choose to meet us at the event we will contact you to discuss our takeout point.

    $450.00
  • Admission w/o Kayak

    This ticket option includes roundtrip transportation for you, your kayak, and your gear from a predetermined pickup point.

    $325.00
  • Gear Rental

    Includes the following: sleeping pad, sleeping bag, tent, stove w/fuel, long-handled spoon, trowel, water filter, headlamp, and (2) ten-liter dry bags.

    $175.00
  • Meal Package

    This package includes everything you will need for 1 day including breakfast bars/breakfast meal, protein/energy/meal replacement bars, jerky, nuts, lunch meal, dehydrated backpacking meal, and a dessert. You will have to select 1 meal package for the appropriate amount of days required.

    $40.00

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