Named for the color that is produced by tannins in the water, the Black River provides whitewater for the advanced paddler, flatwater for easy paddling, and inviting backwaters for exploring. Our public islands start next to state-owned land at Colby Factory Road and dot the river all the way to the Trempealeau County line.
Rapids on this river may offer challenges that will be the highlight of your visit to these islands. Below are links to BLM-managed public islands on the Black River. These are in JPG format, 8.5 x 11 inches and show topographic features with islands indicated by stars. To download, click on the icon or the name of the map.