The Bois Brule River Valley and the upper St. Croix River valley were carved by melt water flowing south from glacial Lake Superior and the surrounding uplands. When the glaciers receded, a divide was formed from which the Brule and St. Croix Rivers flow today in opposite directions. A portage was established between these two rivers, connecting Lake Superior and the Mississippi River watersheds. It was used by early native people and later by European explorers, traders, trappers, and missionaries.
Today, the Brule offers world-class trout fishing and some of the best paddling in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.
Scenes along the Bois Brule River
Al and I spent a beautiful fall day exploring the Bois Brule River. We started at Winneboujou Landing at County Rd B. Then we followed County Rd H north from the town of Brule, stopping at several “angler” spots and Mays Ledges along the way. The final destination and gorgeous picnic spot was at the mouth of the Brule on the south shore of Lake Superior. Click link for more about the Bois Brule River.