Canoeing the Baraboo River, Wisconsin


Originating near Elroy, not far from the headwaters of the popular Kickapoo River, the Baraboo twists 120 miles to the southeast before joing the Wisconsin a few miles downstream from portage. Along the way it passes thriugh a mostly low canopied wooded setting that feels remote and wild but which often necessitates portaging ar maneuvering around fallen trees. In several locations the Baraboo flows past impressive rock formations, especially where it cuts through the ancient Baraboo Range near Rock Springs(the upper narrows gorge) and east of the city of Baraboo(the lower narrows).

The book below will give you detailed info on canoeing 18 miles the river from Union Center to Baraboo with detailed descriptions of the area, maps showing rapids, portages, nearby roads, take outs, etc.



Expert paddler Mike Svob has been canoeing and kayaking the rivers of the Midwest for 30 years. He paddled more than a thousand miles to complete these books. Below are brief descriptions of the canoe trips that Mike goes into detail with in his books with maps. The maps are very useful, showing rapids, take in and take out points and other things of interest.