Wisconsin rivers from the road and sometimes kayak

Mondeaux River

The Mondeaux River rises in Taylor County about 5 miles southwest of Westboro and 2.5 miles northwest of Chelsea, on the northeastern edge of the Chequamegon Nation Forest. She flows a bit erratically but generally to the southwest after which she flows more northward into what is known as the Mondeaux Flowage. The Mondeaux River, coming from the south, is turned into a large lake by the Mondeaux Dam at the north end, and its water released back into the Mondeaux River. The Mondeaux River then flows northward and joins the South or of the Jump River in southern Price County.

Mondeaux Flowage

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The Mondeaux Flowage is located in the northeast quadrant of Taylor County. It is fed by the Mondeaux River coming from the south, turned into a large lake by the Mondeaux Dam at the north end, and its water released back into the Mondeaux River. The Mondeaux River then flows northward and joins the Jump River which in turn is one of the major tributaries of the Chippewa River which flows to the Mississippi.

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This is a nice view of the lake, or flowage. In the lower left corner you can see a marker, which is for a swimming area at the local park, which is adjacent to Mondeaux Dam.

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There is also a small area to berth a few boats and a good boat launch area here.

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You can see the roped off area for swimmers just below center. What a wonderful background to have for playing in the water.

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And this is Mondeaux Flowage Dam.

Just walking around a little below the dam, I became enamored with the natural beauty of the flora and fauna here. Let me show some shots I like.

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This is looking downstream the river from the Mondeaux Flowage Dam area. That is now the Mondeaux River proceeding onward to the Jump River and ultimately the Mighty Mississippi.

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The river’s embankment close to the Mondeaux Dam.

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I walked down a trail for a way to get yet another shot of the Mondeaux River on her way out.

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Lots of life swimming around in there!

I drove and walked around the flowage and got some good shots of the area. It’s a great place to visit.

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A switch to winter

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Since so much snow had fallen, I could not get a good view of the flowage. But I did make my way to the dam that creates the flowage. The Mondeaux River enters from the south and flows over this dam to head up to meet the Yellow River a short distance away. You are looking at the Mondeaux River flowing toward you.

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A look downstream the Mondeaux River.