Grab the family and head to the Wolf River Conservancy for a paddling journey! The Wolf River offers outstanding opportunities for paddlers of all skill levels! The upper Wolf River, which includes the Ghost River State Natural Area, boats some of the most beautiful wetland water trails in the country. The Urban Wolf has tremendous potential as a recreational resource in the heart of the city.

Keep an eye out as wildlife is plentiful throughout including whitetail deer, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, and rabbits, plus a host of bird species, including great blue herons, kingfishers, and pileated woodpeckers living here throughout the year. The Wolf is also home to the playful river otter, and a large population of belly-flopping beavers. Look for small piles of scattered, opened mussel shells left over from mink and muskrat feasts. The river is known for outstanding largemouth bass, crappie, and bream fishing.

Flora ranges from hardwoods to sawgrass to cypress, water lilies, tupelo gum, and itea bush. Silver and red leaf maple, ironwood, and river birch nearly create a full canopy over the river as they compete for scarce sunlight along the banks.

Many short hikes, nature walks and bike trails run throughout the Wolf offering plenty of space to stretch your legs and explore. Enjoy picnicking and swimming from some of the most beautiful sandbars.

There is something for everyone at the Wolf.  Visit the Activities Calendar and sign up for one of the many adventures offered or visit the website for additional information, contact info and education opportunities.

 

By and photo credit: wolfriver.org