Canoeing Southern WI Rivers
and kayak trips on rivers in southern
Wisconsin - Descriptions
of rivers and maps of 26 rivers and
87 canoe trips in northern Wisconsin. For descriptions
of northern Wisconsin rivers go to northern
Canoe and kayak trips on rivers in southern Wisconsin - Descriptions of rivers and maps of 26 rivers and 87 canoe trips in northern Wisconsin.
For descriptions of northern Wisconsin rivers go to northern rivers
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.
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
Originating at Bark lake, the
Bark River twists for many miles
toward the southwest, passing
through farmland, marshes, hardwood
forests, lakes and a couple of
Eighteen miles north of Neillsville,
where the Popple River joins the
Black River, the previously placid
Black becomes a whitewater river.
info on canoeing over 10 miles
of the river with detailed descriptions
of the area, maps showing rapids,
portages, nearby roads, take outs,
you like to paddle small streams,
you will love the Crystal.Seldom
more than 20-30 feet wide, its
also a very short river
Plaines River- From
Pleasant Prairie in Wisconsin,
paddlers can head south for more
than 30 river miles before encountering
the first of a series of dams.
the Galena on some maps, the fever
on others, this delightful stream
winds through the rugged hills
of the Driftless Area.
of the most delightful paddling
rivers in the state, the Grant
winds circuitously between the
hills of the rugged Driftless
Area in southwestern Wisconsin.
nearby Racine County Bicycle Trail
parallels the river from Burlington
to Waterford, providing an opportunity
to peddle and paddle at the same
had a taste of this enchanting
little river you’ll be hooked
is an excellent starting point
for the many miles of pleasant
paddling on the La Crosse River
all the way to the Mississippi
not appropriate for paddlers who
get upset over boat scratches,
the Little Wolf is small, rocky,
clear, and delightful.
seldom paddled Manitowoc begins
just east of Lake Winnebago, flowing
through marshland in most of its
its source at Mecan Springs between
Coloma and Wautoma, this clear
narrow stream twists through isolated
surroundings for 30 miles
to the upper reaches of the Milwaukee
River are pleasantly surprised
to discover a small, clear, rural
stream that provides many miles
of excellent paddling.
relatively short river with headwaters
about 20 miles northwest of Milwaukee,
the Oconomowoc drains the marshland
of a north-south glacial moraine.
west of Dodgeville, the Pecatonica
winds its way southward through
woods, farmlands, hardwood swamps,
you paddled the Grant River, you’ve
had a good preview of the Platte.
as a tiny rivulet a few miles
south of Antigo, the Plover flows
to the southwest through an entirely
rural environment until it joins
the Wisconsin River at Stevens
ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts
who enjoy paddling
headwaters a few miles east of
Fond du Lac, the same area that
spawns the Milwaukee River, it
flows for many miles through marshy
is the best overall word to describe
the Sugar River.In its southeastern
course through Dane, Green, and
Rock counties it goes through
only three small towns, where
dams impound its waters
you get your first glimpse of
the Tomorrow River at Nelsonville,
its understandable if you mistake
it as a creek.
Trempealeau flows gentlely through
the rolling hills of the Coulee
Country of western Wisconsin.
isolated, winding, intimate and
clear, the Tomorrow becomes the
Waupaca River downstream from
a humble origin as a small stream
near the Michigan border, the
Wisconsin flows south, then west
for 430 miles before joining the
Mississippi near Prairie du Chien.
Yahara flows through the state
capital, forming Lakes Mendota,
Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa.
Since water levels vary it is advisable to check ahead.
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