Root River
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Root River

By on August 8, 2013

5 Mile Road to Horlick Dam
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This popular section of the Root River flows through Racine (the French word for root) on its way to Lake Michigan. It’s two-halves are distinctly different. The first half is pretty, curvy and riffly. The second is flat with very little to look at. So, I only half-enjoyed it.

Date:
August 2, 2013

Class Difficulty:
Riffles

Gauge:
Franklin: ht/ft: 2.29 | cfs: 14

Recommended Levels:
These levels were too low for comfortable paddling. Shoot for anything higher.

Put-In:
5 Mile Road, Racine, Wisconsin
Take-Out:
Horlick Dam, Rapids Court

Time: Put in at 11:15a. Out at 1:20p.
Total Time: 2h 5m
Miles Paddled: 7.75

Wildlife: A dozen herons, turtles, fish and a beaver.

On a suggestion from a Miles Paddled follower, I was clued in on the Root River some time ago and it’s been high on my to-paddle list ever since. Unfortunately, this excursion was rife with unexpected circumstances that made for a rough day. It straight up just started bad and I probably should’ve just stayed in bed.

It’s not often I’d drive a great distance for just one paddle (in this case, Racine). Usually, I’ll plan a few paddles for a specific area and make it a two or three day adventure but I’ve been really excited to paddle this based on that recommendation and this fantastic writeup on Trailville which got me intrigued and excited.

But I also needed to keep my eye on the water gauge since this seems to be one of those temperamental little rivers that rises as quickly as it falls. The writeup makes note of this, recommending at least 2′ of water. Based on watching the gauge myself for a period of time (and hoping it would be in my favor for this trip), I can attest to the fact that this is the case, it’s just not very steady.

So the day didn’t start well. I left Madison early and got just past Lake Mills when I realized I forgot my GoPro which normally wouldn’t be a big deal but if I was already investing the time and making the journey, I wanted to film it. So I turned around and started again.

Now an hour behind, (and not in the best of moods because of it) I ran into, of course, Milwaukee rush-hour traffic (which I might have beaten had I not forgotten the camera).

When I got to Racine, I dropped my bike off at the take-out just above Horlick Dam. A very unappealing millpond, ripe with all sorts of algae, greeted me. I knew I’d be paddling through it soon (and you know, flat water… not my favorite) but it was a small (and expected) concession to what should be a great paddle.

On my way to the planned put-in, I scouted the bike shuttle. It made me nervous due to the lack of shoulders and road construction, which meant much more traffic. But I also had an alternate bike shuttle option mapped out which followed a designated bike trail. The only problem was that it was more East of the river which would extend the shuttle by a good 20 minutes (pushing an hour now total for the shuttle) but after driving the route, I figured it’d at least be safer.

I got to the planned put-in at County Line Road and things didn’t much better. I got the Jeep stuck in the steep gravel driveway just Northwest of the bridge. Straight up, stuck in the mud. Even the 4-wheel drive was having trouble. Even though river water levels were down, clearly there had been some heavy rain recently because the gravel drive had suffered from a lot of erosion, creating huge grooves and lots of mud. The 4-wheel drive finally kicked in after a bit of rocking and steering and I was set free.

At this point, I was having a hard time getting excited about this paddle and when I scouted it, the river itself looked less appealing. It was slow-moving and a muddy brown. Of course, I assumed this section was as written in that Trailville write-up (meaning, it got better than what I was seeing) but at this point, taking everything into account (running late, flat water, poor bike shuttle, stuck Jeep and lifeless river), I decided that I should just shave off the County Line Road to 5 Mile Road section and save myself some time and possibly more disgruntlement.

So I headed to the 5 Mile Road put-in. There is little park with lots of parking but for the life of me, I don’t know the name of it. The park is nice but the put-in is a good 75-yard hike from the parking lot but it’s all grass so dragging my kayak was, well, less of a drag.

The river here looked very much like what I saw up at County Line Road but at this point, I figured I needed to give this a run (even though I still actually kind of dreaded doing this paddle.)

So I jumped in my kayak but my mood had already written this off as 1-star paddle (as if this the river needed to prove itself to me but in a way, it kind of did have to prove itself to me).

What we liked:
The river was shallow with light brown water. Not long into the paddle, I was greeted by small boulder gardens, almost reminding me of the Waupaca or Little Wolf Rivers. Riffly and windy, I made my way through some really pretty, almost “hobbit-like” grassy areas. And as I paddled, the star-rating kept rising. This was turning into a good paddle.

Herons were everywhere. Sometime three at a time. It was unreal. I spotted numerous turtles, fish and even had to dodge a beaver who swam right in from of me, a foot in front of the bow, in one of the riffly-est and prettiest turns of the whole trip.

The sound of the city or trains or planes were never too far away but it was a pretty wild environment throughout except for the expected unidentified-random-rusty-junk often encountered when paddling through streams like these, so close to civilization and all.

Never did I paddle very long before being greeted by riffles or areas dotted with small boulders. The section indicated in the Trailville write-up, just past 4 Mile Road, is great. Paddling by a dog park and Johnson Park golf course, it gets surprisingly wilder (aside from some obvious manicured sections of the 16th hole or whatever one it was), a lot curvier and much more riffly and pretty and this continues to Highway 31. There are even a couple nice park bridges and an old abandoned bridge that add some interest.

And then, almost on a dime, it turned into a bad paddle.

What we didn’t like:
Highway 31 is a little over halfway on this specific paddle (4.25 miles to be even more specific) and almost immediately, like an annoying tollbooth stealing your momentum, the river just dies. The current becomes flat and you’re in straightaway-country. You’re also instantly greeted by swampy lake-like weedy growth.

Suffice it to say, the star-rating started reversing course at this point. And it kept dropping.

I just found it boring, like ultra-boring, where I was wishing for anything and everything to make this more interesting, even a dead carcus would’ve been a welcome diversion to open water. I kept praying for something interesting to reveal itself but nothing. Even the multitude of herons couldn’t cheer me up. It was 3.5 miles of boring.

It wasn’t until I was passing by (the private) Armstrong Park where something out of the ordinary happened. A soundcheck. Some band was getting ready to rock the S.C. Johnson contingent based on the blues riffing’ out over the water and carrying all the way to the entrance of the millpond.

The take-out is a traditional boat landing setup with ample parking. It’s off Rapids Court and as mentioned in the write-up, is at a confusing intersection but if you come into Racine from the West, just keep taking lefts after you pass over the Root River bridge and you’ll find it. There is a small shelter with facilities too. Horlick Dam is a thing of beauty if dams are your thing. Or if whitewater is your thing, there is some opportunity to do that too just south of the dam if the water is high enough.

If we did this trip again:
I had every intention of paddling the 11.75 miles from County Line Road to the takeout but in hindsight, I’m not completely sure it was necessary anyway.

If I did this again, I would have to be in the area and I would find every and any possible way to take out at the Highway 31 bridge. It might require repelling and belaying but I’d do it to avoid everything after that bridge (although in all reality, I doubt this is an option on such a busy highway and I didn’t scout it). It may be possible to take-out at River Bend Nature Center which is across from Armstrong Park and before entering the millpond. I’m not sure if they allow people to use it as a put-in or take-out without a fee but it may be worth a call if you’re interested.

I’d also start up on County Line Road and work my way down to Highway 31. Based on that trailville write-up, that upper section seems similar to the 5 Mile Road to the Highway 31 section that I liked (County Line to 5 Mile Road is 4 miles and 5 Mile to Highway 31 is 4.25 Miles for a total of 8.25 miles, perfect for a day trip).

I would also hope to catch this around the 3′ mark versus the 2′-2.5′ mark. While the 2.5′ mark was OK, there was a good amount of scraping and another six inches of water would be ideal while probably still keeping the riffles intact.

All that said, if you’re looking for a beginner river by canoe or kayak, this is an easy section if you don’t mind some flat water. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.

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Related Information:
General: American Whitewater
Guide: Trailville
Wikipedia: Root River

Map:


Shuttle Information:

35 minutes with a few hills to contend with. Since I shortened my trip to the 7.5 miles between 5 Mile Road and Horlick Dam, I decided to make the hair-raising journey up North Green Bay Road to Four Mile Road and then up to Five. With the current construction, traffic was much busier than it probably usually is.

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  • kyle

    This is a great trip when the water level is just right. I’ve done several legs of this river and by far the supreme parts are between 5 mile and Hwy 31. You can take out at Hwy 31 if you don’t mind climbing the rocks on the left side of the river. There is a small parking lot just north of the river on Hwy 31 south of 4 mile. Check the water level here https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=04087240. Our favorite time is when the flow is around 400 CFS. This makes for a great little section just past 4 mile road. We got some class II waves and a swift current the whole way.

    • Thanks for the note Kyle. This is great context and frame of reference for a future visit. Do appreciate it!

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Milwaukee River III
7.27.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Grafton to Thiensville

Milwaukee River II
7.20.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Estabrook Park to Discovery World

Milwaukee River I
6.24.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Newburg to Fredonia

Milwaukee River: East Branch

Milwaukee River: East Branch III
9.27.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Dundee to Mauthe Lake

Milwaukee River: East Branch II
6.16.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
New Fane to Kewaskum

Milwaukee River: East Branch I
6.3.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
New Prospect to New Fane

Mink River

Mink River
8.16.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Rowley’s Bay

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake II
10.17.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Mirror Lake State Park to Lake Delton

Mirror Lake I
5.24.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Mirror Lake State Park to Lake Delton

Montello River

Montello River
11.8.16-11.10.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Harrisville to 11th Road

Moon Lake

Moon Lake
6.19.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Montello, Wisconsin

Mormon Creek

Mormon Creek
8.3.14 | ☆ ☆
Mormon Coulee Park to Goose Island County Park

Morrison Creek

Morrison Creek II
5.5.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Cemetery Road to Pettibone Pass

Morrison Creek I
9.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Cemetery Road to Morrison Landing

Mukwonago River

Mukwonago River
11.3.15 | ☆ ☆
Mukwonago to Big Bend

Mullet River

Mullet River
10.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Plymouth to County Road M

Namekagon River

Namekagon River
7.16-7.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road K to Riverside

Neenah Creek

Neenah Creek
4.19.15 | ☆ ☆
County Road EE to Oxford

Nippersink Creek (IL)

Nippersink Creek
11.3.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Richmond to Spring Grove

Oconomowoc River

Oconomowoc River III
6.4.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Monches to Okauchee Lake

Oconomowoc River II
4.8.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Wisconsin Avenue to Fowler Lake Park

Oconomowoc River I
6.25.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Concord Road to County Road P

Old Pearl River (LA)

Old Pearl River
4.3.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Crawford Landing Road to Indian Village Road

Onion River

Onion River II
10.11.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road A to County Road V

Onion River I
9.23.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road V to Sheboygan Falls

Ontonagon River: Middle Branch

Ontonagon River: Middle Branch
8.12.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Watersmeet to Forest Road 5250

Pecatonica River

Pecatonica River V (IL)
11.15.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Pecatonica River Nature Preserve to Trask Bridge Forest Preserve

Pecatonica River IV
5.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Mifflin to Jones Branch Road

Pecatonica River III
4.16.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Brownton to Winslow

Pecatonica River II
11.15.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Darlington to Red Rock

Pecatonica River I
6.16.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Calamine to Darlington

Pecatonica River: East Branch

Pecatonica River: East Branch VI
10.26.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Hollandale to Horseshoe Bend Road

Pecatonica River: East Branch V
5.2.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Woodford to Highway 11

Pecatonica River: East Branch IV
4.11.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Argyle to Blackhawk Memorial County Park

Pecatonica River: East Branch III
3.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway HK to Hollandale

Pecatonica River: East Branch II
11.19.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Hollandale to Blanchardville

Pecatonica River: East Branch I
9.29.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Blanchardville to Argyle

Pecatonica River: Mineral Point Branch

Pecatonica River: Mineral Point Branch
7.30.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Oak Park Road to County Road O

Peshekee River (MI)

Peshekee River
8.31.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Peshekee Grade to 3-Mile Mark

Peshtigo River

Peshtigo River
9.2.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Burnt Bridge to Goodman Park

Pigeon River

Pigeon River
12.5.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road J to Lake Michigan

Pine River

Pine River (Lincoln)
9.7.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Center Road to County Road W

Pine River III (Richland)
7.26.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Rockbridge to County Road AA

Pine River II (Richland)
5.12.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Krouskop Park to Twin Bluffs Road

Pine River I (Richland)
4.7.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Rockbridge to County Road AA

Piscasaw Creek (IL)

Piscasaw Creek III
4.17.17 | ☆ ☆
Denny Road to Squaw Prairie Road

Piscasaw Creek II
4.12.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Streit Road to Denny Road

Piscasaw Creek I
4.9.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Maxon Road to Streit Road

Platte River

Platte River Overview
Our Guide to the Platte River

Platte River V
3.27.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road A to Platte Road

Platte River IV
10.28.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Big Platte Road to Indian Creek Road

Platte River III
11.10.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Platte Road to Big Platte Road

Platte River II
9.22.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Ellenboro to Platte Road

Platte River I
6.19.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Ellenboro to County Road B

Plover River

Plover River II
9.23.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Esker Road to Bevent Drive

Plover River I
5.19.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Jordan Park to Iverson Park

Prairie River

Prairie River II
5.27.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road C to Stange’s Park

Prairie River I
11.17.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Haymeadow Creek to Prairie Road

Puchyan River

Puchyan River
04.19.15 | ☆ ☆
County Road J to Huckleberry Road

Red River

Red River
12.9.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Gresham to County Road A

Red Cedar River

Red Cedar River
5.30.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Menomonie to Downsville

Robinson Creek

Robinson Creek II
5.7.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Old County Road I to Kelly Road

Robinson Creek I
7.8.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Old County Road I to Kelly Road

Rock Creek

Rock Creek
3.26.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Lake Mills to Millford

Rock River

Rock River IV
7.16.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Watertown to Johnson Creek

Rock River III
9.27.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Kanow Park to County Road P

Rock River II
9.21.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Janesville to Beloit

Rock River I (IL)
8.4.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Oregon to Dixon

Root River

Root River
8.2.13 | ☆ ☆
5 Mile Road to Horlick Dam

Root River: South Branch (MN)

Root River: South Branch
9.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway 5 to Preston Trailhead Park

Rubicon River

Rubicon River
5.27.15 | ☆ ☆
Saylesville to Neosho

Seeley Creek

Seeley Creek
5.4.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Seeley Lake to Hatchery Road

Six Mile Creek

Six Mile Creek
6.7.14 | ☆
Waunakee Village Park to South Woodland Drive

Spring Creek

Spring Creek
4.20.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Fair Street to County Road V

St. Croix River

St. Croix River II
8.11.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Osceola to Somerset Landing

St. Croix River I
8.8.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
St. Croix Falls to Osceola

Starkweather Creek

Starkweather Creek
6.08 | ☆
Yahara River to Highway 30

Sugar Creek

Sugar Creek II
4.17.17 | ☆
Bowers Road to State Road 120

Sugar Creek I
4.15.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road ES to Bowers Road

Sugar River

Sugar River Overview
Our Guide to the Sugar River

Upper Sugar River
…………………………………

Sugar River XII
7.24.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
White Crossing Road to Valley Road

Sugar River X
10.4.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway 69 to County Road A

Sugar River IX
3.28.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road A to Belleville

Sugar River VII
9.14.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Riverside Road to Paoli

Sugar River III
7.22.11 | ☆
Valley Road to Paoli

Sugar River II
7.3.11 | ☆
Paoli to Belleville

Middle Sugar River
…………………………………

Sugar River XI
11.15.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Attica to Albany

Sugar River VI
5.18.14 | ☆ ☆
Albany to Brodhead

Sugar River IV
8.11.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road X to County Road EE

Sugar River I
6.9.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Belleville to County Road X

Lower Sugar River
…………………………………

Sugar River VIII
9.6.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Brodhead to Avon

Sugar River V (IL)
9.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Colored Sands Forest Preserve to North Meridian Road

Sugar River: West Branch

Sugar River: West Branch
7.27.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Fritz Road to County Road PB

Token Creek

Token Creek III
5.22.11 | ☆
Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park

Token Creek II
8.22.09 | ☆ ☆
Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park

Token Creek I
5.2.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park

Tomorrow River

Tomorrow River
7.4.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Rolling Hills Road to Amherst

Trappe River

Trappe River
8.2.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road WW to Wisconsin River Road

Trempealeau River

Trempealeau River II
9.27.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway 35 to Perrot State Park

Trempealeau River I
8.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Whitehall to Independence

Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek Overview
Our Guide to Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek VI
3.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Fairfield to Sweet-Allyn Park

Turtle Creek V
6.21.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
School Section Road to O’Riley Road

Turtle Creek IV
6.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Springs Park to School Section Road

Turtle Creek III
7.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park

Turtle Creek II
7.13.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street

Turtle Creek I
8.6.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street

Upper Iowa River (IA)

Upper Iowa River II
5.29.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Kendallville to Bluffton

Upper Iowa River I
5.24.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Chimney Rock Road to Bluffton Road

Waupaca River

Waupaca River VIII
10.10.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Buchholz Road to County Highway Q

Waupaca River VII
9.1.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Riverview Park to Reek Road

Waupaca River VI
6.2.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Weyauwega to Decker Memorial Park

Waupaca River V
10.24.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Amherst to Durrant Road

Waupaca River IV
4.12.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Highway Q to Brainards Bridge Park

Waupaca River III
9.22.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Highway DD to County Highway Q

Waupaca River II
7.7.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Highway Q to Brainards Bridge Park

Waupaca River I
7.9.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Highway Q to Brainards Bridge Park

Wausau Whitewater Park

Wausau Whitewater Park
7.13.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Wausau, Wisconsin

Wedges Creek

Wedges Creek
9.20.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Middle Road to Black River Lodge Resort

White River

White River III (Walworth)
3.12.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sheridan Springs Road to Lyons

White River (Waushara)
11.1.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road YY to Czech Lane

White River (Bayfield)
8.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Maple Ridge Road to Highway 112

White River II (Walworth)
6.30.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Sheridan Springs Road to Wagner Park

White River I (Walworth)
5.15.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sheridan Springs Road to Lyons

Willow Creek

Willow Creek
8.5.17 + 8.22.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway 58 to Dog Hollow Road

Wisconsin River

Lower Wisconsin River
…………………………………

Lower Wisconsin Overview
Our Guide to the Lower Wisconsin Riverway

Wisconsin River XVI
9.4.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Spring Green to Lone Rock

Wisconsin River VIII
6.22-6.23.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Lone Rock to Muscoda

Wisconsin River IV
9.4-9.5.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Prairie Du Sac to Arena

Wisconsin River III
5.29-5.31.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Arena to Gotham

Wisconsin River II
9.5-9.7.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Gotham to Boscobel

Wisconsin River I
8.22-8.24.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Boscobel to Wyalusing State Park

Middle Wisconsin River
…………………………………

Wisconsin River XV
7.11.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Castle Rock Dam to Lyndon Station

Wisconsin River XIV
10.11.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
River Bay Road to Norway Drive

Wisconsin River XIII
6.13.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Pine Island to Portage

Wisconsin River XI
4.22.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Portage to Dekorra

Wisconsin River IX
10.13.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Lyndon Station to Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin River VII
8.6.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Wisconsin Dells to Norway Drive

Wisconsin River VI
8.15.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Dekorra to Whalen Bay

Wisconsin River V
6.1.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Lyndon Station to Wisconsin Dells

Upper Wisconsin River
…………………………………

Wisconsin River XII
5.11.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Grandfather Dam to Lokemoen Road

Wisconsin River X
12.2.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Pine River to Texas

Wolf River

Wolf River III
9.6.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Lily to Hollister

Wolf River II
9.5.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road A to Lily

Wolf River I
8.29.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Lily to Langlade

Yahara River

Yahara River Overview
Our Guide to the Yahara River

Upper Yahara River
…………………………………

Yahara River XII
7.16.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Veterans Memorial Park to Windsor Road

Yahara River XI
4.19.16 | ☆ ☆
Windsor to Highway 113

Yahara River VII
7.22.13 | ☆ ☆
Veterans Memorial Park to Windsor Road

Yahara River V
5.25.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Veterans Memorial Park to Windsor Road

Middle Yahara River
…………………………………

Yahara River X
3.7.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Mud Lake to Lake Kegonsa

Yahara River IX
12.14.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Stoughton to Stebbensville Road

Yahara River VIII
12.13.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Lake Kegonsa to Stoughton

Lower Yahara River
…………………………………

Yahara River VI
7.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Stebbensville Road to County Road H

Yahara River IV
6.6.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Murwin County Park to Janesville

Yahara River III
7.13.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Stebbensville Road to Murwin County Park

Yahara River II
9.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Stebbensville Road to County Road H

Yahara River I
8.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Stebbensville Road to Murwin County Park

Yellow Creek (IL)

Yellow Creek
4.19.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Bolton Road to Krape Park

Yellow River

Yellow River (Taylor)
8.31.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Miller Dam to County Road H

Yellow River (IA)

Yellow River II
5.6.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Old Sixteen Road to Highway 76

Yellow River I
5.5.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway X16 to Old Sixteen Road

Zumbro River (MN)

Zumbro River
6.1.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Zumbro Falls to Millville


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