Mecan River
★ ★ ★

Mecan River II

By on December 12, 2015

Germania to Lock Road
☆ ☆ ☆

One of the better getaway destinations for paddling in southern Wisconsin with a northwoods-like feel, the Mecan features crystal clear water, peppy current, and minimal development – all enclosed within an engaging environment. Not recommended for beginners due to the meandering nature and occasional obstructions to be maneuvered around, under and over, this trip is otherwise pretty fun. Just be prepared to be on the water awhile.

Date:
October 26, 2015

Class Difficulty:
Riffles (there’s one set of I-II rapids at the put-in which can be skipped by launching below the drop at County Road N).

Gradient:
3′ per mile

Gauge:
n/a

Recommended Levels:
Water levels are almost always reliable. That said, stay off when the river is high; low-clearance bridges and fallen trees will require portaging and the current can be pushy, making for challenging moments at some of the obstructions downstream.

Put-In:
County Road N, Germania, Wisconsin
Take-Out:
Lock Road, Southwest of Princeton, Wisconsin (on the Fox River)

Time: Put in at 12:20p. Out at 5:40p.
Total Time: 5h 20m
Miles Paddled: 14.25

Wildlife: Trout, great blue herons, sandhill cranes, kingfishers, turtles, wood ducks, deer and beaver.

The Mecan is a river that seems to divide paddlers into two groups: those who absolutely love it and those who like it but don’t get what all the adulation is about.

Coming from southern Wisconsin, it’s easy to understand what the love is all about. The water of the Mecan is crystal clear and flows with a peppy current. Being spring-fed, there’s almost always enough water to paddle it. And there’s generally little development along its sinuous banks (and what development there is tends to be quite tasteful – think rustic (i.e., not-rustic-but-made-to-look-rustic) cabins, though truth be told they’re few and far between. Plus, because the river is so loved, it receives a lot of maintenance, so deadfall often is not a problem, and accesses along bridges tend to be great.

OK, so what’s not to love? For one, the river (and let’s be real, it’s more like a creek) meanders torturously. Really, it ought to be called the “Mecander.” This is not inherently a flaw but all the back-and-forth paddling does take a toll on a 8+ mile trip.

Complaint #2: the landscape is pleasant but never spectacular. Considering that it takes over an hour to drive to whichever segment of the Mecan you’ll be paddling, that’s a fairly long way to travel for a rather unremarkable landscape. Sure, it’s pleasant how undeveloped it is – but that’s defining something by what it isn’t, not what it is. There is a feeling of wild, but hardly wilderness.

Complaint #3: despite the laudable efforts of clearing out obstructions, many do remain due to the narrowness of the river. In conjunction with the swift current, you’ll usually encounter a couple “moments” while on the Mecan (and by “moments” I mean near-misses or unfortunate tip-overs).

Hence the divide. There’s a lot to admire about the Mecan, yes, but not everyone will love it.

What we liked:
This trip begins with a bang down a fun (if brief) Class II drop below the County Road N bridge. I selected my put-in here, rather than half a mile upstream below the dam that creates the Germania Marsh, because it cut out a lot of extra driving and it eliminated any uncertainty of whether the DNR gate would be closed. That and it’s fun to start your trip on a rapid (for those who don’t find this kind of thing fun, you can easily put-in on the downstream side of the County Road N bridge and thereby skip the rapid).

There are makeshift footpaths to each side of the bridge. The drop is not to be taken for granted – it’s splashy and spectacularly thrilling, however, brief. The rocks along the banks create a rollicking constriction and a couple playful waves. There are great surfing opportunities here as well. If you have a spray skirt, I’d wear it just for this and then take it off, as you won’t need it downstream.

Below the dam you’ll begin to appreciate the crystal-clear water and sandy/gravelly bottom, one of the salient features and selling points of the Mecan River itself and why it’s designated a Class I trout stream. The river width for this whole trip ranges from 40 to 60 feet, making for a very intimate experience. Enhancing that are the near-wild surroundings on both banks. There are no real hills, as the glaciers of the last Ice Age scoured this part of the state and left in their wake a lot of lakes and marsh wetlands. But the lush grasslands and savannas are magnificently serene, particularly since they’re undeveloped. The occasional pine adds a nice pop to the landscape as well. Tree limbs and log stumps do punctuate the river here and there, but in a becoming way that accentuates the attractive nature of the preserved environment.

The first third of this trip mostly flows through a pleasant meadowy environment with virtually zero development (I think only one house). Does it eventually get a touch monotonous? Sure, but it does have an off-the-beaten-path feel to it. Also, one of the only straightaway sections on the otherwise meandering Mecan is found in this first third (just keep in mind, however, that this is the exception, not the rule). At one point during a straightaway the river was symmetrically flanked with trees leaning waterward from both banks, creating a tunnel effect.

During the second third of the trip, the environment changes from the pleasant meadows and scrub oak barrens to a floodplain forest. Gone are the wide spaces of open sky, replaced by bogs, fens and lush greens. It’s a notably different landscape, although the peppy current keeps its moxie. This section definitely is more challenging than the first, as there are more trees that can fall (and have fallen) into the water. Most have been sawed here and there to allow for passage while retaining a natural feel. In other words, you’ll still have to squeak by, under, or through. It’s a fun challenge for the sake of maneuvering and boat control, but it can be frustrating and simply unsafe for beginners. Or after a couple beers by this point.

Shortly below the second County Road N bridge a large island splits the river in two channels; you’ll want to go right. Further downstream the river will split again and once more it’s best to take the right channel. This section is much woodsier than elsewhere but remains intimate and pretty, a nice change of pace from the more spacious meadows. The next bridge, spray-painted “8” also is along County Road N. Below this bridge a couple more obstructions must be negotiated but soon thereafter the river will widen and the surrounding landscape will expand. The meanders do increase, however, so you’ll be constantly steering. In one especially lovely stretch around a tight bend the right shore gracefully sweeps in a leftward arc, undercut with exposed sandbanks about 8 feet tall, as pine trees hover above. After this the Mecan meanders through a woodsy bottomlands and underneath the nondescript bridge at Highway 23.

The final third of this trip is the end of the Mecan as it reaches the Fox River. We’re sappy suckers for confluences, especially a historic one the likes of the Fox. In this final segment the landscape becomes flatter and marshier but the meandering does not diminish in the least. Tree-lined banks prevail but dense woods here are a thing of the past. Between Highway 23 and County Road C, on the near-distant right, is a phalanx of trees that in autumn is hauntingly gorgeous, the foliage a palette of greens, gold, yellow, and flaming reds. Soon the entire right bank gives way to the wide expanse of marsh. The current here remains brisk and frisky, with eccentric eddies demanding your attention so as not to be caught off-guard.

After a brief straightaway, a series of tight, right and left turns leads up to the County Road C bridge (aka “10”). From here to the Fox is less than a mile of paddling. As can be expected, the Fox is humongous compared to the Mecan. Nonetheless, where the Mecan enters the Fox is at a unique bend in the Fox around what at one point must have been a rather large rock formation to divert the big river in a roundabout fashion. The right bank is about 30-40’ high, the left bank maybe 10-15’ high. Both are sandy and attractive.

The takeout is easy to spot and access – at least when you’re on the water (it’s harder to find from Highway 23) – above and to the left of the lock and dam. There’s plenty of parking.

What we didn’t like:
Paddling some 14 miles and change on a narrow, constantly meandering river that has the look and feel of a creek makes for a long, tiring day, physically but also mentally. How many oxbows can a paddler expect to take in before wanting to get out and drag his boat as close to as the crow flies just to eliminate some of the superfluous switchbacks?

Leaving that philosophical question aside, my only real bone of contention on this trip was in the middle section. I question the purpose of deliberately chainsawing only modest cuts of a downed tree in the name of preserving the natural environment. Don’t get me wrong: I am a strong advocate of leaving the world as intact and having as light a footprint as possible. But if you’re going through the trouble of sawing off dangerous tree limbs – for which effort we are ever grateful! – then why not do so in a way that accommodates the reality of most paddlers?

Let’s face it: the Mecan is not some obscure wilderness stream up north. It’s dammed twice and has more than a couple cabins along its banks here and there, to say nothing of the several private campgrounds nearby. Personally, I found some of the tree debris in the middle section to be frustrating – possibly more frustrating that someone took the time to clear so little of it than not having cleared any of it at all. I know that purists might take issue with this but the problem is that there is nothing pure about the Mecan (or most places, frankly). It’s a great stream, no doubt about it. But would it not be better if paddlers experienced it safely and thankfully than getting snagged and capsizing and never wanting to come back?

Finally, the Fox River portion really isn’t anything to write home about. It’s wide and slow, there are lots of houses on one side (right bank) and Highway 23 on the other side (left bank), which has a steady amount of traffic, semis especially.

If we did this trip again:
I’d do some of this trip again, but not all of it. Fourteen miles is just too much on such a torturously sinuous river as the Mecan. I liked the first 1/3 of this trip, from County Road N to – wait for it – County Road N (further downstream). The ledge underneath the first County Road N bridge is a fun little drop to run, and from there it’s quintessential Mecan for almost 5 miles: clear water, meandering stream, good current, little development, plus some of the only straightaway sections anywhere on the Mecan. If that’s not enough, then take out at the next bridge (yes, also County Road N, I kid you not) for an additional mile and a half for a total 6-mile trip, which on the “Mecander” is just about right.

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Related Information:
Mecan River Overview: Mecan River Paddle Guide
Mecan River I: Dakota to Highway 22
Mecan River III: Mecan River Springs to 11th Road
Mecan River IV: Dover Avenue to Germania
Miles Paddled Video: Mecan River I: Dakota to Highway 22
Article: The Mecan River Offers an Appealing Paddling Daytrip
Outfitter: Mecan River Outfitters

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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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