Canoe Rivers

Canoeing at Baraboo River

Canoeing in Baraboo WI at Baraboo River Offers a relaxing canoe outing with no rapids or falls. Portages are necessary at three dams. The lower stretches flow through two wildlife areas to its mouth on the Wisconsin River. Access is available at road crossings. -Originating near Elroy, not far from the headwaters of the popular Kickapoo River, the Baraboo twists 120 miles to the southeast before join the...

Canoeing at Waupaca Chain O' Lakes/Crystal River/Waupaca River

Canoeing in Waupaca WI at Waupaca Chain O' Lakes/Crystal River/Waupaca River A popular area for beginners. Lake canoeing is available on any of the 23 connecting lakes in the Chain. For family fun, rent a fiberglass canoe from area outfitters and enjoy a meandering ride down the Crystal River. The nearby Waupaca River flows gently past farms to its junction with the Wolf River just north of Partridge Lake. July Weekday Canoe/Kayak Special! Come...

Canoeing at Yahara River

Canoeing in Madison WI at Yahara River Flows from Madison's lakes to the Rock River. Access is available on either Lake Mendota or Lake Monona, and along the river at road crossings. Locks lead through the series of lakes, and some dams need portaging. The current is slow and additional portages may be necessary during low water. When you paddle through the Yahara River, which connects Lake Mendota to Lake...

Canoeing at Sugar River

Canoeing in Monroe WI at Sugar River Flows gently through forested riverbanks in the rich farmlands of southern Wisconsin. Enjoy three wildlife areas enroute. Two dams must be portaged on the upper river; the Albany Dam has a stairway, while the Decatur Dam can be by-passed to Broad head by using the mill race waterway. The upper river is open with clearance around log jams. The lower river from the Highway...

Canoeing at Sheboygan River

 Canoeing in Sheboygan WI at Sheboygan River The river flows from the Sheboygan Broughton Marsh to Lake Michigan. Navigable waters begin at the Marsh and flow well over 25 miles to Lake Michigan. It is necessary to portage several dams and falls. The Pigeon, Mullet and Onion Rivers (all tributaries of the Sheboygan) can be canoed at high water. The marsh portion is accessible via Marsh Lodge, W7039 City SR near...

Canoeing at Rock River

Canoeing in Janesville WI at Rock River Meanders through massive wetlands and shallow lakes amidst the rich farmland and picturesque glacial terrain of Dodge, Jefferson and Rock Counties. The Rock begins in the famous Horicon Marsh and flows through both Lakes Sinissippi and Koshkonong on it way to the Mississippi River. Access points at many road crossings and in Horicon, Watertown, Fort Atkinson, Janesville...

Canoeing at Milwaukee River

Canoeing in Milwaukee WI at Milwaukee River Flows along a scenic route into the City of Milwaukee. It features a number of low-level rapids. Several dams must be portaged. During low water, travel can be difficult due to exposed boulders and bars. Access is available at parks and dams. NOTE: Trips below Estabrook Park in Milwaukee are not recommended because of the heavy harbor traffic. Within Milwaukee city limits...

Canoeing in Appleton WI at Fox River

Canoeing in Appleton WI at Fox River River Flows across central and east-central Wisconsin to Green Bay. The current is slow with large areas of lake and marsh canoeing above Lake Butte des Morts. Access is available at many parks along the river. The Fox is navigable below Lake Winnebago, but recreational boat traffic is heavy. Geographers divide the Fox into two distinct sections, the Upper Fox River,...

Canoeing at Fox River

Canoeing in Waterford WI at Fox River Known as the 'Little Fox' or 'Illinois Fox,' this slow-current waterway meanders from southeastern Wisconsin into Illinois. Access is available at county and state highway crossings. Several dams must be portaged. Open Apr 15-Oct 31. Reservations suggested. Route begins on Portage Canal connecting the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Easy paddle along historic trade route. Dam...

Canoeing at Yellow River

Canoeing in Siren WI at Yellow River Stream and lake canoeing with a slow to moderate current and a few gentle rapids. Access is available at numerous road crossings and public landings. NOTE: Aquatic growth may hinder navigation in mid-summer.An intimate and scenic river, with many riffles and rapids. Excellent fly fishing, canoeing or kayaking on the sleepy yet breathtaking Yellow River flows out of...