Badfish Creek VII
Old Stage Road to County Road H
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As expected, this year’s inaugural trip to the Badfish (and Yahara and Rock rivers) offered up one long and delightful day of wonderful paddling on one of our favorite creeks.
June 16, 2013
This is a very recommendable level.
Old Stage Road, Cooksville, Wisconsin
County Road H, Fulton, Wisconsin
Time: Put in at 9:00a. Out at 5:00p.
Total Time: 8h
Miles Paddled: 16.25
Wildlife: Several great blue herons and a woodchuck.
Time worth driving to: 1-2 hours
What we liked:
I have written about this trip before and we have covered a lot of this water already so all I really wish to convey here is just how lovely the Badfish, in particular, is this time of year. Fragrant blossoms lined the shore for much of the trip, which was heady and delightful. The water levels were pretty much perfect.
What we didn’t like:
By no means the fault of anything paddle-related but there was a raccoon carcass on the other side of the road at the take-out and believe you me, in the high heat of mid-July and the wind just right, it was ripe. Like, hurry up lashing the boats to the roof and let’s get outta here NOW!
If we did this trip again:
The Badfish is an annual destination.
Badfish Creek Overview: Badfish Creek Paddle Guide
Badfish Creek I: Route 138 to Murwin County Park
Badfish Creek II: Old Stage Road to Highway 59
Badfish Creek III: Old Stage Road to Casey Road
Badfish Creek IV: Old Stone Road to Casey Road
Badfish Creek V: Old Stage Road to Casey Road
Badfish Creek VI: Old Stage Road to County Road H
Badfish Creek VIII: Old Stage Road to Casey Road
Badfish Creek IX: Sunrise Road to Old Stone Road
Badfish Creek X: County Road B to Sunrise Road
Miles Paddled Video: Badfish Creek II: Old Stage Road to Highway 59
Miles Paddled Video: Badfish Creek V: Old Stage Road to Casey Road
Article: Paddling the Badfish Creek
General: American Whitewater
Good People: Friends of Badfish Creek Watershed
Video: Wisconsin Paddles
11.5 miles. A nice pedal (on bike) with no real hills to contend with but it can get windy.