Namekagon River

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The Namekagon River (pronounced NAM-uh-KAH-gun) is a tributary of the St. Croix River. It is 101 miles (163 km) long[1] and is located in northwestern Wisconsin in the United States. Its course is protected as part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the river's name has also been spelled Namakagon and Namekagan. Its name is derived from the Ojibwe language Namekaagong-ziibi, meaning "river at the place abundant with sturgeons."


The Namekagon River issues from Lake Namakagon in southeastern Bayfield County and flows southwestwardly through Sawyer and Washburn counties, past Hayward, and northwestwardly into Burnett County, where it joins the St. Croix, 45 miles (72 km) south of the city of Superior. Near its mouth it collects the Totagatic River.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed October 5, 2012

Coordinates: 46°05′16″N 92°10′51″W / 46.08772°N 92.18075°W / 46.08772; -92.18075