Six Mile Creek

Six Mile Creek

By on June 14, 2014

Waunakee Village Park to South Woodland Drive

If you love to portage, (I mean, really love to portage) this creek is for you, otherwise Six Mile Creek is a dud of a paddle.

Date:
June 7, 2014

Class Difficulty:
Riffles + Logjams

Gauge:
Highway 19: ht/ft: 2.65 | cfs: 7.2

Recommended Levels:
This is a paddle we simply don’t recommend regardless of levels. It’s got huge potential but is also big on portages.

Put-In:
Waunakee Village Park, East Main Street/Highway 19, Waunakee, Wisconsin
Take-Out:
South Woodland Drive

Time: Put in at 11:10a. Out at 1:45p.
Total Time: 2h 35m
Miles Paddled: 4.75

Wildlife: One otter, two heron, three giant turtles, carp, snake skin (yeesh) and a leech (thanks for hanging on and sucking the blood from one of my numerous portaging-leg wounds).

This trip’s been on my agenda since the first year we started this little ol’ kayaking thing. It’s had two things going for it; it’s close to home and it’s a creek (something we love). Yet, it’s always hit the back-burner due to its generally low water level and I’ve always had a creeping suspicion that it might be a drag.

Six Mile creek starts small and eventually gets wider and slower as it opens into Marsh and then, eventually, into Lake Mendota. Now, I normally don’t care much for lake paddling but this seemed like a “complete and tidy stretch” and good mileage for an afternoon trip.

I first heard about this creek via a Meetup group. The organizer of the paddle said there was only one portage on that meetup (again, this was years ago) – something I sorely misread – the group was actually starting in Lake Mendota and paddling up through Six Mile instead of down it.

Well, it was storming on my intended destination further north, so I opted to stay closer to home and finally knock this one off the list.

I’d actually scouted this creek earlier in the week after a massive thunderstorm swept through the area. I didn’t paddle it that day but perhaps I should’ve (this creek could benefit from more water than when I paddled it). Last Monday it was 3.5” and 21 cfs, triple what it was this day.

Well, the day started good. I headed to Governor Nelson State Park to drop off my bike at the intended boat landing take-out. Coincidentally, I also planned on finally buying a State Park sticker but low and behold, it was Free State Park Weekend (hooray!). Bonus! #freeparking

So, with my shuttle in place, I headed back to Waunakee Village Park, an attractive little park on the Eastern edge of Waunakee. There’s no actual designated put-in at the park but it’s mowed close to the edge and easily accessible so I chose to put in just up-creek of the riffles.

What we liked:
I saw the best of Six Mile and the worst of Six Mile.

The best is the 2.5 miles (approx.) from the Park to a 1/2 mile past Mill road. It’s actually surprisingly eventful, twisting its way through backyards, under numerous bridges and tree-covered canopy. And it’s really riffly and rocky. It kind of reminded me of the how the Waupaca and Little Wolf River are dotted with stones and boulders at times (a very unexpected feature, considering the locale that added to the charm of this creek). In fact, this run was starting to have all the makings of a really special creek with huge potential, with it being so close to home but probably even more so in higher water (I was scraping my fair share on this first section).

And then there was the wildlife, astonishing really considering this is what I consider city-paddling. Almost immediately, I was greeted by an otter who swam right by my boat. There were even a couple herons and a few giant turtles who were sunning themselves on the banks. But after Castle Creek Conservancy and just past Mill Road, there wasn’t much but a whole lot of lumber.

Oh, but there was also the delight of a bikini-clad lady laying poolside in her backyard who gave a rousing hoot and holler and thumbs up that I was paddling by. I wasn’t sure if that was a “Godspeed” kind of thumbs up or what. I took it as a good sign (I should’ve known).

What we didn’t like:
The worst of six Mile starts about a 1/2 mile after Mill Road. There were somewhere around two-dozen portages.

I’m pretty go with the flow (no pun intended) and I can put up with my fair share of portages but I lost count after 16 non-negotiable portages. It was frustrating, draining and it took a lot of creative climbing and ducking and boat tossing, and I’m sorry but nothing is worth this amount of fuss when you’re looking to find the next great paddle.

There were times where the portages were two and three deep, meaning, I knew that once I got over one, I had more work to do (which was more than a little deflating). After a dozen or so, I just gave up and jumped in the water every time, which wasn’t the easiest because it was surprisingly deep in some areas. Shallow water was generally the norm but in high water, a few of these could be incredibly difficult especially on the downriver side of them where the water was already waist-deep. The current was strong around corners, where most of the portages reside (again, in multiples) which made some of these maneuvers all the more exhausting.

So I paddled past Woodland Drive where I was hoping things would get better. I got five more portages into it and to this long-forgotten and broken down steel bridge when I decided to call it. I couldn’t fathom another mile of portaging just to get to some uneventful marsh and then a lake paddle. And who knows how many portages stood between that spot and the marsh? (Hindsight tells me I had about another mile or so to go full of portages until it appears (according to Google Maps) like it got clearer until eventually, the swamp and then finally Mendota).

So I turned around, portaged those five and took out at Woodland. The take-out is just the skirt of a bridge, not an actual take-out and it was pretty bad (steep, next to culverts on a busy road). The intended take-out at the State Park Boat Landing would’ve been fantastic but at this point, it didn’t matter.

Six mile got the best of me and sometimes you got to know when to fold ‘em.

I don’t take bailing on a paddle lightly. In fact, there’s only one other time I can remember that it’s happened. Not only do we invest a lot of time in planning but the feeling of not completing a challenge bruises the ego a bit. The last section is the part I was least looking forward to but still, it was a bummer to not finish it. So I hiked it back to the State Park, head hung low, paddle entow, got on my bike and shuttled my muddy-self all the way back.

The absolute astonishing thing about this trip was the time it took me to paddle 4.75 miles. Nearly 3 hours! That’s nothing short of crazy. It took me 50 minutes to paddle the Park to Mill Road section and nearly twice as long to paddle the Mill Road to South Woodland Drive section (1 hour, 45 minutes), thereby emphasizing the amount of portages.

Lastly, common to city-paddles, there was garbage everywhere. Countless bottles and cans and lost basketballs, soccer balls, tennis balls and other floatable items. A shame.

If we did this trip again:
Initially, Six Mile had all the makings of something unique (the upper section was great) and it would’ve been awesome to finish this paddle the way I intended but it was literally and figuratively, a drag.

In theory and in higher water, I’d try to take-out at the Mill Road bridge, however that may not be a realistic (or level-headed) option since it too, is not a real take-out and the creek and Mill Road converge at a busy intersection. But that section (and the 1/2 mile just past Mill road) was a lot of fun until hitting portage-city.

If someday, some good souls choose to clear and maintain the creek, I’ll give it another go but until that day happens, my curious Six Mile itch has been overly-scratched (and I’m sore as hell).

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  • Had been seriously considering this creek the past few weeks, so really appreciate the writeup! Sounds like this still maybe a good "micro-prospect" up to Mills Road? Any thoughts on if the current would allow for a "down and back"? If log jams would be an issue for putting in upstream of Village Park? Kingsley to Mills is intriguing…

  • Hey Aaron, not sure about upstream of village. The only other scouting upstream I did was a few hundred yards for a put-in at the American Legion before Main Street.

    Now, just based on Google, that section from Kingsley to Century appears to be clear sailing and I can't imagine there would be that much congestion between Century and the park.

    Down and back, while surely not impossible, could be difficult and probably not much fun. The current was swift and while "drop" is too strong of a word, there were many areas where you'd be paddling some sustained "inclines" (if that makes sense).

    Best of luck if you paddle it but definitely do it in a bit more water! Even an inch would go a long way.

  • Let the world know that I (Timothy) am mainly to blame for this dud of a paddle. I had been recently scouting the creek the week before and was giddy to try it after some recent rain. My enthusiasm may have been disproportionate and unfortunately influential!

    There's a put-in option (it's a dock) at Ripp Park. From there you can likely paddle upstream, as that upper section of the creek is a little marshy and a slow meander through pastureland. Below Ripp Park to downtown is similar, though the current will pick up a bit. The prettiest section is what Barry did — as well as the "fugliest." (Century to Main also looks promising, though there will probably be a downed tree or two…)

    What most people do (myself included, a few years ago) is put-in at the bridge on N. Shore Bay Dr and paddle upstream as far as they can, usually around a horse farm, and then paddle back down. To me that's boring as hell. But sometimes boring is better than portaging two dozen times. Actually, boring is always better than portaging two dozen times!

    All this said, come the next hard rain and an afternoon or early evening, I myself plan on a Ripp Park to Mill St bridge (tricky riprap and nowhere to park, alas) to just get this curious itch scratch and out of my system.

    http://goo.gl/FAZspC

  • I paddled from Hwy 113 to Mill Road, with the water level at 3.3'/22 cfs. I didn't have any portages, but it was still a lousy trip, scraping on rocks and getting hung up all the time. Not just before the village park, but all the way to Mill Road. I had to get out and actually walk my kayak downstream at least five times, which I have never done before. Sometimes it wouldn't even float over the rocks without me in it! No idea how you ran this at the level you did. Maybe the gauge was off today, as none of the other local streams looked higher than average.

    You can't park closer than 1000 feet to Mill Road or South Woodland Drive because of the stupid bike lanes. However, there is a curb cut near Mill Road bridge — probably private property, but I stayed there long enough to put my kayak on the roof instead of carrying it to where I parked.

  • Sorry to hear about the paddle! Yeah, it was a nightmare for me personally, but not until after Mill Road. I can only imagine the condition it's in now after a couple years. It would be a nice paddle if it were kept up but a helluva lot of work to do so. If it makes you feel better, I probably had triple the ammount of portages before I threw in the towel after Woodland Drive.

    As far as the gage goes, cfs might be a better way to gauge the flow. When I paddled it, it was scrapey but floatable. It was also over 70cfs versus 22cfs – huge difference despite the height being higher on your trip.

    Regardless, glad you lived to tell the tale!

  • The review text says it was 7.2 cfs and that 21 cfs would be "triple what it was this day". Was it really 70cfs?

  • Yeah, my bad, no wonder that made no sense. I double-checked and the 7.2 is accurate. The gauge was indeed lower by triple, not higher. As far as why I could float it versus you not being able to? No idea… I even ran it with a touring kayak – check the video. Regardless, it’s not a creek to get excited about.

  • William Petersen

    My wife and I paddled a Mad River Explorer tandem canoe from Governor Nelson up 6 mile creek to Woodland Drive without any problems. This was several years ago. This past February 2017, we spent a very pleasant, unexpected sunny 60 degree day, canoeing from Kingsley Road to the Waunakee Marsh State Wildlife area up to where the creek is a trickle at Hwy 19. Standard marsh paddling, but the bonus that day was the 500 or more ducks that we flushed.

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Elder Lane to Twin Lake Road

Maunesha River I
4.21.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Waterloo Road to Firemen’s Park

Mecan River

Mecan River Overview
Our Guide to the Mecan River

Mecan River IV
6.10.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Dover Avenue to Germania

Mecan River III
6.3-6.4.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Mecan River Springs to 11th Road

Mecan River II
10.26.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Germania to Lock Road

Mecan River I
5.18.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Dakota to Highway 22

Menomonee River

Menomonee River II
7.27.17 | ☆ ☆
Pilgrim Road to Frontier Park

Menomonee River I
7.3.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Frontier Park to Jacobus Park

Mill Creek

Mill Creek (Portage)
10.16.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Robin Lane to West River Drive

Mill Creek (Iowa)
6.8.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Loy Road to Highway 23

Milwaukee River

Milwaukee River IX
7.2.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Estabrook Park to Bruce Street

Milwaukee River VIII
9.29.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
West Bend to Newburg

Milwaukee River VII
9.30.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Fredonia to Grafton

Milwaukee River VI
6.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Grafton to County Highway T

Milwaukee River V
6.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Newburg to Fredonia

Milwaukee River IV
7.19.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Kewaskum to Barton

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 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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