Badfish Creek Paddle Guide
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Badfish Creek Paddle Guide

By on September 15, 2014

By Andy Hoernemann + Miles Paddled
A contributor collaboration (but let’s not kid ourselves, Andy did most of the work).

Over the course of the 2014 summer, my goal was to paddle as much of Badfish Creek as possible. I managed to complete the creek from Rutland Dunn Town Line Road (just east of the Village of Oregon) to North Casey Road (between Cooksville and Edgerton off Highway 59) on different day paddles throughout the summer. I didn’t run each of these segments individually but they’re broken down into segments to help tailor your trip (most of the time I combined segments to make longer trips).

Rutland Dunn Town Line Road is about the farthest north you can realistically put-in on the Badfish. Further upstream, the access at Schneider Drive isn’t ideal because the banks are very steep and overgrown with weeds and bushes. This would make putting in at Schneider Drive difficult.

There’s a gauge on Badfish Creek near Cooksville located near the Highway 59 bridge before you get to North Casey Road. The information gathered from this gauge is incredibly useful, although there isn’t really a need to check the height because most of the water that flows through Badfish Creek is effluent (water being discharged into nature) from the Madison Metropolitan Sewage District. The effluent almost always allows for enough water to paddle. Due to the addition of this filtered water, the water quality on the Badfish appears better than other rivers and streams that I have paddled. Since the water is being discharged from the water treatment plant, there is a slight odor to it. According to the MMSD, during the final step of the cleaning process, “the treated water, called effluent, passes through disinfection chambers designed to kill disease-causing bacteria with ultraviolet light.” The odor comes from the UV light process. Check this out for more information.

For most of the put-in locations, you’ll have to park on the road. There are parking lots near Old Stone Road and Old Stage Road since they are at the edge of the Badfish Creek State Wildlife Area.

It’s interesting to see how the Badfish Creek changes as it progresses south through Dane County into Rock County. Most of the creek has a channelized feel with a uniform width, high banks and a pretty straight path until you get into Rock County and pass under the West Leedle Mill Road bridge. The chemical odor from the creek is stronger the further upstream you go. I could smell it on each segment but it was never too great to cause any headaches or discomfort.

There are two different trips, each offering a different style of paddling, that I would recommend. The first would be to put in at Sunrise Road and take out at Old Stone Road, making it roughly 5.65 miles long. On that stretch, you’ll paddle a fairly straight line without many sharp turns. The banks are quite high at times making it seem very secluded and there are many trees hanging over the creek as well.

The second would be to put in at Old Stage Road and take out at North Casey Road (which is a Miles Paddled favorite), making it roughly 6.75 miles long. On this stretch, your boat control will be tested. There are many twists and turns as well as sets of riffles to navigate.

There’s also plenty of wildlife to view in this area. On every segment I usually came across a blue heron that I’d follow downstream. Carp and minnows could be seen in the deeper sections as well. There were also some deer between Cooksville and North Casey Road where the banks of the creek were lower.

I think the best thing about this creek is that there is always enough water to paddle it. Once you get over the fact that a lot of the water comes from the Madison Metropolitan Sewage District, it’s really enjoyable. The water is really clear and to me, it seems cleaner than most streams/rivers around.

Map:


County Road B to Rutland Dunn Town Line Road

Miles: 2.5 | 2015 Trip Report

The average paddler should probably just skip this mess altogether. It may appeal to the Badfish completist (they really do exist) or to scratch that curious itch but as a whole, it’s not recommended. The put-in is anything but accommodating and as mentioned in a previous report, you have to use your ninja skills to actually launch there. Add to that, it just may be on private land too.

From the put-in, you could certainly paddle upstream to the actual outflow from the Madison Metro Sewer District if you really wanted to see the source but you would, of course, be paddling upstream through debris (and you’ll find no Holy Grail there).

From County B to Schneider Road it’s narrow and full of deadfall and debris and once you reach Schneider Road, you’re met with a dangerous low-clearance bridge which should be portaged (unlike us). From there to Rutland-Dunn Town Line Road, it’s pleasant in comparison but you’ll no doubt, meet at least a couple of must-portages.

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Rutland Dunn Town Line Road to Sunrise Road

Miles: 2.5

The put-in at Rutland Dunn Town Line Road is adequate but not ideal. On the northeast corner of the bridge, there’s a path that leads to the creek. The banks are a little steep but manageable and the water is pretty shallow so you can step in if needed (it gets deeper a few feet out though). The take-out is on the northwest corner of the Sunrise Road bridge (river-left before the bridge).

This segment is a lot deeper than downstream between Cooksville and North Casey Road. About a half-mile into the paddle, we came to a low-head dam which explains the depth. I could hear the water running over the dam before I could see it. There is a good 4-5′ drop at the dam but there’s a path on creek-left to help portage. The banks are somewhat steep here so it took some work to get the boats up to the top but there’s a nice field road that runs along the creek to get beyond the dam. Due to the steep banks and the extra drop of the dam, the creek was quite a bit further down from the field road. Putting-in again wasn’t too difficult but it was still a pain regardless.

After getting back in, I recommend paddling back up to the dam to check it out. The odor of the creek was a lot stronger here due to the churning of the water below the dam, however, it’s worthwhile to paddle upstream to view the water cascading over the dam.

Further downstream of the dam, the trees growing on the sides of the creek are all leaning towards the center of the creek creating a ‘tunnel’. It was very cool to paddle through these trees.

The creek on this trip had a ‘channelized’ feel, due to a uniform width and straight banks. Most of the journey was under tree canopy with an abundance of tall weeds under the water. Even with the straight nature of the creek, low branches needed to be navigated around and there were a few trees that needed to be portaged downstream of the dam. The dam itself though, was definitely the highlight of this segment.

Badfish Creek Paddle Guide


Sunrise Road to Highway 138

Miles: 1.35 | 2015 Trip Report

There’s a small worn trail on the west side of the road just north of the creek to access the put-in.

The first part of this segment is through thicker trees. The later parts still have trees that line the creek (and contend with) but beyond that, it’s a lot of field and grass.

We encountered two trees laying across the creek about a hundred yards apart shortly after we put-in but other than that, it was just some low branches to navigate around. The bank on the north side of the creek where the downed trees are makes a good path to portage. I guess this might be considered trespassing (but I wouldn’t say anything).

Low branches throughout are not enough of a hassle to be put off by them but enough that you have to pay attention to avoid them. I was surprised by a nice set of riffles/class I rapids shortly after the tree portage (about 1/3 mile after the put-in). Those riffles/rapids were the highlight of this segment because after that, the creek is straight and has high banks. Surprisingly, there isn’t much (noticeable) noise from Highway 138 until you get close to it.

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Highway 138 to County Road A

Miles: 2.75

There’s a lot of traffic on Highway 138 between Oregon and Stoughton so I would avoid putting-in or taking-out at this location. You could potentially park along the highway and shimmy along the guardrail to get to the creek though.

Highway 138 to County Road A is similar to the upstream sections. The creek is still pretty straight with high banks. This segment flows through farmland although you don’t notice it since the banks are so high.

There was still a light odor from the water but it wasn’t intoxicating enough to cause any headaches and went away unless you really tried to smell it. The water was moving at a good pace which made it more of a challenge to navigate around some of the low branches.

There are three relatively new farm bridges above the creek and they are in much better shape than the bridge at County Road A. There was a nice drop (about 18” or so) under the second bridge. It sure made that stretch more enjoyable.

The take-out at County Road A wasn’t too bad, just a bunch of tall grass to walk through to get back up to the road.

Badfish Creek Paddle Guide


County Road A to Old Stone Road

Miles: 1.55

The put-in at County Road A is OK but not great. There’s a little trail on the northwest side of the bridge with some tall grass to walk through from the road to the creek. Once at the creek, the bank drops off pretty severely but the water isn’t that deep. When I put-in, I stepped in the water and then climbed into my canoe.

The creek on this segment is very straight. About ½ mile downstream you’ll paddle under Lake Kegonsa Road. I didn’t check to see if this would make a good put-in/take-out location due to the proximity of the County Road A access.

The water here was still pretty deep and there were a lot of tall weeds under surface. This segment is not long enough to warrant paddling it by itself but makes a nice addition to the previous segment.

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Old Stone Road to Old Stage Road

Miles: 2.5 | 2011 Trip Report

A parking area is located on the Southwest corner of the Old Stone Road bridge. There’s a path down to the creek but it was pretty muddy. This stretch takes you through the Badfish Creek Wildlife Area.

The creek still has a uniform width and is still pretty deep in spots. There were a lot of trees that needed to be portaged and that alone made this segment not very enjoyable. If the deadfall were removed, or at the very least, cut to allow a boat through, it would be a lot nicer. The worst ‘log jam’ occurs a few hundred yards upstream from Old Stage Road.

I’d avoid paddling this stretch unless you like getting out of your boat and climbing over trees and there really wasn’t anything too interesting on this segment that can’t be seen on other trips.

Badfish Creek Paddle Guide


Old Stage Road to Highway 138 (Cooksville)

Miles: 2 | 2014 Trip Report | 2013 Trip Report | 2012 Trip Report | 2012 Trip Report | 2010 Trip Report | 2010 Trip Report

There’s a parking area on the Northwest side of the bridge. This marks the southernmost part of the Badfish Creek Wildlife Area. The landowner on the Southwest side of the bridge has maintained a very nice area to put-in with a mowed path leading down from the road to the creek. It was refreshing to see a landowner welcome paddlers to the creek, instead of posting “No Trespassing” signs on their property.

The first .7 miles of this segment is pretty straight and has the ‘channelized’ feel that most of the creek has before this point. Once you get to the West Leedle Mill Road bridge, that all changes. The creek starts to wind its way through the countryside. Boat control is a must as there are not too many straight sections between West Leedle Mill Road and the Yahara River.


Highway 138 (Cooksville) to North Casey Road

Miles: 4.75 | 2009 Trip Report

The put-in can be accessed on the northeast side of the bridge. It’s a little steep getting down the large rocks to the creek. The creek continues to wind itself through the countryside on this segment. This segment of the Badfish Creek seems to get the most traffic as it’s always clear. There were some downed trees to navigate around but nothing to portage. As you paddle this stretch, you’ll pass under Highway 59 twice along with North Riley Road. Although you could take out at these locations, I don’t recommend doing so as it would take away from experiencing the best segment of the Badfish Creek.

Even though most of the creek is pretty close to Highway 59, the traffic noise wasn’t substantial. The banks along the creek are noticeably lower than they were on earlier segments. The gradient of this segment is also greater creating more riffles and changes in elevation than previous segments (besides the dam south of Rutland Dunn Town Line Road). There are many large rocks in the creek to paddle around as well.

The take-out at North Casey Road is very good. It’s on river-left before the bridge and there’s a little channel to paddle into and then a small hill to climb to get back to the road.

There isn’t much else that I can say about this segment that hasn’t been said before. It’s by far my favorite segment of the Badfish. If you want to extend this segment, add the 2-mile stretch from Old Stage Road to Cooksville or continue down to Murwin County Park on the Yahara River.

Badfish Creek Paddle Guide


North Casey Road to Highway 59

Miles: 2.25

The short 2.25 miles from North Casey Road to Highway 59 is appealing, in theory, in that you’ll soon meet the confluence of the Yahara River. However, as the start to a trip, it really isn’t ideal because it truly is the end of one section and the transition into something much different. While the surroundings remain pretty, there’s a fair amount of deadfall to work around. Also, while we normally love being on one stream that then merges into another one, the lead-up to the Yahara is quite possibly the most anticlimactic confluence imaginable, as it’s a totally flat and long straightaway. Once on the much bigger river, it’s only half a mile to Highway 59. It’s a pretty half-mile – the left bank especially – but it’s brief.

The take-out, while doable, isn’t exactly easy for parking or launching. There’s a rough and rugged parking area on the upstream side of the bridge on river-left. The gradient is steep from the river to the road, so not all vehicles will be suitable to park here. Shoulder parking along the road is possible but the gradient remains steep. Worse yet, vehicles take Highway 59 pretty fast and there’s always a semi or two. In short, it’s not a very suitable put-in/take-out. This is why we almost always take out at Casey Road.

Up to Casey Road, the best of the Badfish has already been had so this won’t give you the real flavor of the creek, nor the Yahara really, for the short time you’ll spend on both. One should only really start here if you’re looking for an alternate put-in for the Yahara (if perhaps, you’re just looking to switch things up?). Instead, this section should really be an addition to an extended paddle on the Badfish. Additionally, if you’re curious about spending more time on the Yahara, continue down to Murwin County Park in Fulton where there’s a much more convenient take-out.

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Little Platte River

Little Platte River II
7.23.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Old Lancaster Road to County Road O

Little Platte River I
7.6.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Old Lancaster Road to County Road O

Little Sugar River

Little Sugar River
8.8.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Schneeberger Road to Albany

Little Wolf River

Little Wolf River III
8.6.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Ness Road to Big Falls

Little Wolf River II
8.25.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Wolf River Road to Big Falls

Little Wolf River I
9.11.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Manawa to County Road X

Maunesha River

Maunesha River VI
4.3.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Marshall to Firemen’s Park

Maunesha River V
4.5.15 | ☆ ☆
County Road TT to Canal Road

Maunesha River IV
6.13.13 | ☆ ☆
Elder Lane to Twin Lake Road

Maunesha River III
5.18.13 | ☆ ☆
Waterloo to Portland

Maunesha River II
5.8.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
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 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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