Mill Creek
★ ★ ★

Mill Creek (Iowa County)

By on June 17, 2014

Loy Road to Highway 23
☆ ☆ ☆

A pretty creek but a mostly miserable paddling experience with one notable exception at the very end. I wouldn’t even recommend this trip to my enemies. Unless, of course, you like difficult portages, poisonous plants, white-knuckled ducking, sweaty hand-sawing and a million mosquitoes, in which case, Mill Creek is the trip for you!

Date:
June 8, 2014

Class Difficulty:
Riffles

Gradient:
2.5′ per mile (virtually zero near the confluence)

Gauge:
n/a

Recommended Levels:
This is a paddle we simply don’t recommend regardless of levels.

Put-In:
Loy Road bridge, Arena, Iowa County, Wisconsin
Take-Out:
Boat Launch at Highway 23 bridge, Spring Green, Wisconsin

Time: Put in at 3:30p. Out at 7:00p.
Total Time: 3h 30m
Miles Paddled: 8.75

Wildlife: One blue heron, lots of turtles, wood ducks, a merganser with merganser ducklings, a beaver, cattle, a horse and a foal, one deer and some geese. Oh, and mosquitoes.

What’s that? Never heard of Mill Creek before? There’s a reason: it’s unforgiving and awful. It is, I am certain, where trees go to die – and fall into a creek in the most perfectly frustrating patterns. Really, I don’t think Mill Creek could be better designed as an obstacle course if it had been deliberately engineered as such. I came this close to giving up on it but I’m glad I didn’t because the best part, which is to say the only good part, came right at the very end and maybe made up for all the other crap preceding it. Maybe.

What we didn’t like:
I’m going to switch things up here and start first with what I didn’t like for two reasons. One, in hopes of disabusing anyone of the notion to check this creek out and two, to better emulate my own experience paddling it, since the only thing I actually liked came at the end (after all the awful hazing with portages, white-knuckled ducking, brutish barreling over logs and deadfall, pestiferous mosquito swarms, cattle and horse standoffs and etc.). Did I mention that you shouldn’t bother paddling this?

First off, my intended put-in was at Coon Rock Road for a sixish-mile paddle but there is zero access there. Zilch. What you will find there are wild and weedy patches of grass 4’ high on a precipitous and muddy slope to the creek. Even if you dared wading through the grass (and if you were to do so, you might just as well find ticks and put them on you to spare you the suspense and them the hassle) it’s too steep to try and launch a boat there. Even by my standards.

So I found the next bridge upstream, at Loy Road. Better, but still pretty despicable. However, it provided an opportunity to try out my new machete hacking out the tall grass. A couple phonebook-sized rocks allow you to stand rather than sink into mud as you carefully slip into your kayak. Forget about trying to canoe this! I had to hunch down immediately just to clear underneath the bridge. I was able to put up with putting in here but I’d never recommend it because a) it sucks and b) the section downstream just ain’t worth it.

Obstructions begin immediately. I had figured that I’d encounter some snags and snares but this was just unbelievable. Honestly, I began laughing after awhile, because the whole thing was just preposterous! In the first two miles I had to portage once, barrel over ten fallen trees and duck under another ten. And that was all a section I hadn’t even anticipated paddling in the first place. The next four miles were only worse. I stopped counting the portages after a dozen. It took me 2h and 45m to paddle 6 miles, all of it work, no time or opportunity to relax. (Incidentally, it took me only 1h and 15m to paddle the remaining 2.7 miles from the County Road C bridge to the takeout but I’ll talk about that below.)

For what it’s worth, I portage only as a last resort. I will do everything I can to avoid it, whether impractical or imprudent. So if I portaged a dozen times, an average paddler would likely do so more than that. And when I say “portage” I basically mean hoisting: I never went onto the banks and around an obstacle mainly because there are poisonous and highly suspicious plants everywhere; instead, I climbed out and onto the downed tree in the middle of the creek, lifted my boat up and over said tree and lowered myself back into the boat. A dozen times at least. It gets old.

So too did all the hand-sawing, clipping, punching, pulling and prying. And as you’re wasting lots of time doing all this and not actually paddling, the mosquitoes come at you from all directions, pricking their needles into you with such subtlety as though it were mere acupuncture, until you itch like a mother and slap yourself fanatically. Especially cute was when I happened upon some cattle (cows, bulls and calves) on the edge of a bank, snorting and coming just short of charging at me. I’ve never had an actual encounter with cattle and I’d like to keep it that way, with horned bulls especially. So I just wait it out until they get bored or spooked and move on. But as I did so I was just a sitting duck for mosquitoes. Blood, sweat and just short of tears, this trip.

Lastly, there’s almost no payoff to these obstacles and nuisances. Sure, some portaging is understandable and occasional “landscaping” is all but a foregone conclusion. You don’t mind it when it’s worth doing as a courtesy to future paddlers or a future repeat paddle for yourself. But this was just worthless. If paddling trial and tribulation were awarded as merit badges, then Miles Paddled would be Eagle Scouts after the last couple trips. This is one of those streams that looks great on paper (on a topi map) but fails to inspire in reality. You do paddle alongside a couple pretty hills but the foliage is so dense and thick (like the mosquitoes) that you don’t realize it most of the time. And nowhere are there cool rock formations on these hills and bluffs – until the very end.

What we liked:
After passing under the County Road C bridge, the landscape opens up in a pretty savannah/prairie area. You nearly want to cry for joy that there are no trees around to die and fall into the creek to block you. For a little bit at least, this was the first/only time to relax. The mosquitoes were less of an issue, too, given the open exposure to wind. It was around here that I began hearing voices. Literally. You might think I was going mad after the debatable loss of blood from the mosquitoes, my frustration and fatigue and my concern that I wasn’t going to make it to my takeout ’til dark. But these were not voices in my head. I knew that at some point downstream of County C the creek would flow (I use that term loosely) past Tower Hill State Park, so I assumed there were hikers afoot. I heard murmurs from time to time. Then I began to think about Deliverance and how appropriate that would have been on this trip from hell.

I was all but waiting for the banjo music as I rounded a bend only to come upon the absolute last thing I thought I’d see: other kayakers! Four of them in all and they were doing exactly as I and I could have hardly believed it. Who else would be so crazy as to try paddling this misbegotten, godforskaen creek!?! I felt relieved and sorry for them at the same time. We chatted and laughed. They lived in the area and were new to kayaking. Good lord, I thought, this is the kind of creek you paddle if you never want to be in a kayak or canoe ever again in your life! I loved their attitude and lightheartedness. I loved more that I had only another 2.5 miles or so until the take-out!

The creek widens out as it approaches the Wisconsin River, which means less portaging/ducking/barreling over, which is a godsend. However, it also means there’s no current too, just a flat cesspool breeding ground for you know who… Zzzz….

About 20 minutes after I left my newfound friends and paddled on I came upon a truly spectacular sight: a sublime sandstone cliff in the water towering some 60’ above. At the base of it is a tunnel, next to which a sign tells you what happened here in the past. You’re in the state park now, a tiny parcel of land more interesting for its historical context than its natural beauty. For the story on Tower Hill, the smelting of lead shot and the excavated tunnel, read this.

You can get out here and walk along the shore or hike to the top of the bluff but be careful of the poison ivy. And bear in mind that the mosquitoes will still be following you. A ¼ mile or so downstream from the cliff are waterside campsites as well as a decent boat launch for paddlers (not power boats). You could take out here but it’s much more fun to merge into the Wisconsin River, which seems like a superhighway compared to the torpor of the creek. A half-dozen or so attractive rock walls line the left bank, by the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. In normal conditions there would be fantastic sandbars near the river-right shore but the Wisconsin is still very high, so these unfortunately, were washed out.

The take-out at the official boat launch/park on the river-right upstream side of the Highway 23 bridge is a great access with enormous parking and a couple portable toilets. But the mosquitoes will follow you there too… I counted seven that managed to sneak inside the car as I loaded my kayak onto the roof. The bastards!

Additional Info: Since you’re so close, you should drive just a touch down the road from the take-out and check out Taliesen, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio. It’s architecture at its most sublime. Bring your binoculars though, as you’re not allowed to get too close without taking the exorbitantly priced tour. It’s at the intersection of the southern/western leg of County Road C and Highway 23 atop a small hill. (Incidentally, Taliesen means “shining brow” in Welsh – hence the beautiful building on the hill. And as most people probably know, FLW was originally born in the area, in nearby Richland Center.)

Also, (and equally unrelated) if you’ve never been to a performance at American Players Theatre, stop depriving yourself and check it out. It’s theatre at its best and a helluva fun time if you take along the makings for a picnic before the show.

If we did this trip again:
Yeah, no thanks. The only part of this trip worth doing is County Road C to Highway 23 but that’s a 2.7-mile paddle full of mosquitoes, no current and not without a couple obstacle issues (You’re not out of the woods, literally and figuratively). The state park is pretty cool though and that sandstone cliff is glorious.

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Related Information:
Camp: Tower Hill State Park

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7.5 miles whether by bicycle or car.

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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 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 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
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 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 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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