Ojibwe: Namekaagong-ziibi, meaning “River at the place abundant with Sturgeons.”

This website is about the Namekagon River (pronounced NAM-uh-KAH-gun), and the citizen-volunteer river organization in northwest Wisconsin working to celebrate and conserve this national treasure.

Namekagon River Partnership, Inc. (NRP) is organized as a Chapter 181 Wisconsin Non-Stock Corporation and has received IRS designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. All memberships and donations are tax-deductible.

NRP has been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a Nonprofit Conservation Organization (NCO) and is thus eligible to apply to DNR River, Lake (Watershed), Aquatic Invasive Species, and Stewardship Grant Programs for funding.

NRP works cooperatively with local citizens and businesses, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations that share its interests in conserving the fishery and the plant and animal habitat of the Namekagon River. We can be contacted at: info@namekagon.org

NRP aspires to be a positive and proactive voice of the river, and to operate transparently. We will increase the visibility of the river, retell its history, and advance a science-based discussion

We welcome your participation as we cannot tell the river’s story and move forward without your ideas and support.  Please join our effort and help us to connect people with the river.

Brochure (requires Adobe Reader to view or print)
NRP Tri-fold Brochure 9-22-2012

One-page Organizational Description (requires Adobe Reader to view or print)
Namekagon River Partnership One-page 9-22-12

IRS 990 Reports (requires Adobe Reader to view or print)
NRP 2012 990 print

NRP Financials 6-30-13 web

Link to Meeting Minutes

NRP Approved Bylaws 7-16-13

Namekagon River
The Namekagon River is a tributary of the St. Croix River and is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

The Namekagon River is about 95 miles in length from its source at Namakagon Lake Dam to its confluence with the St. Croix River, just north of Danbury, Wisconsin.  The upper Namekagon River (from the Lake Namakagon Dam to Hayward) is a bit more than 30 miles in length, and flows through parts of Bayfield and Sawyer Counties.

Note the spelling difference between the source lake and the river.  It is not unusual to find different spellings for place names in northern Wisconsin.

Images below are (left) the source of the river at the Namakagon Lake Dam, (center) the river at County Road M near Cable, and (right) deer at Cap Creek. Cap Creek image courtesy of John Simonson.