Located between Hudson Wisconsin and River Falls, it is a treasure worth driving a few extra miles to see and experience!. You will feel like you are paddling in the far north, and yet you are so close to the Twin Cities! The wildlife is beautiful- you may see swans, egrets, turtles, eagles, deer-simply amazing! Nice boat launch to drop your kayak or canoe in (no carrying required!) and no motorized vehicles are allowed, keeping this lake and river pristine and quiet. Paddle the lake which leads into the river- eventually you will hear the roar of the huge water falls! You may wish to also hike to the falls and climb to the top of the gorgeous lookout tower. See my link for a video of this gorgeous place! This is perfect for beginner kayakers. The natural beauty will inspire you. It does cost $10 for a single day out-of-state pass, but I think you will find it to be well worth it. We buy an annual pass every year because we love it so much! If enough people are interested in going here, I will be happy to arrange a meet up here. It would be nice if participants could pack a lunch so we can stop and enjoy a little picnic at one of the beautiful parks along the route.