Coon Fork Creek
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Coon Fork Creek

By on July 10, 2016

County Road F to County Road G
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Two outstanding streams in one trip, beginning with an exhilarating series of Class I-II rapids in a narrow mini-gorge that is true creek paddling at its finest, and then finishing in the broad sun-and-sand fun that is a slower, lazier float on a bigger river (one still with occasional sets of rapids not to be taken for granted).

Date:
May 30, 2016

Class Difficulty:
Class I(II)

Gradient:
~12′ per mile the first half-mile, then 3′ feet per mile for most of the rest of the trip (steeper in the rapids on the Eau Claire section).

Gauge:
Neilsville (Black River): ht/ft: 6.4 | cfs: 2000
Gauge Note: There is no gauge for the Eau Claire River, much less Coon Fork Creek. The best proxy is the Black River in Neillsville. Bear in mind that the Black River is bigger and drains a much larger area. Referring to the gauge will give you a good idea at least of current levels, high or low. For Coon Fork Creek you can visually check the rapids below County Road CF. If there’s enough water to run those, there’s enough water to run the rest of the creek. Alas, it’s usually too shallow to run. Also, for point of reference, I first scouted Coon Fork Creek on Saturday, 5/28/16, and it was raging – a good half-foot higher than 48 hours later when we paddled it on 5/30/16, even though the Black River gauge was 300 cfs lower on Saturday 5/28.

Recommended Levels:
We recommend this level.

Put-In:
County Road F, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Take-Out:
Channey Road/County Road G

Time: Put in at 12:00p. Out at 3:30p.
Total Time: 3h 30m
Miles Paddled: 6.5

Wildlife: Great blue herons, bald eagles, deer, fish, songbirds and mussels.
Time worth driving to: 1 hour

We knew of Coon Fork Creek – or as one of us dubbed it, “Corn Freak” – thanks to a brief reference Mike Svob makes in his write-up of the Eau Claire River, stating that it’s paddleable when water levels are up (which is rare) and that it’s 2.5 miles long (it’s at least 3.5 miles – probably 4 to 4.5, frankly). But that’s it – he provides no description (and may not have even paddled it for all we know).

I scouted the creek on a Saturday when it had rained heavily the day before and morning of. It was roaring! For about half a mile just below the dam lies one fun drop after another, some with serious Class II rapids. What’s more, these rapids are in a narrow mini-gorge with glorious rock outcrops, lush ferns, small waterfalls and pine trees everywhere (there’s a trail that parallels the creek on the west bank starting at County Road CF. It’s wise to scout this ahead of time. Like they say in whitewater lingo, “walk before you run”). I knew it would be tough to catch an eddy, and some ledges you’d have to line just right to avoid crashing into a rock or tree limb. But holy man did it look thrilling!

To make a short story long, I scouted this on Day 1 of a 3-day weekend and I was meeting two friends (also coming from Madison) in Eau Claire. I scouted for as long as I could stand the ticks and rain before turning around and hiking back to the car. I knew we weren’t going to paddle the creek that day, and I wasn’t sure if we’d do it at all, considering it might be too rowdy. Two days later it had dropped a good half-foot and now looked perfect.

The funny thing, in retrospect, was that where I stopped scouting and turned back happened to coincide with the last significant rapid. I mention this because the only first-hand knowledge I had about Coon Fork Creek was during my scout, which is all rapids. There was no reason to think that the whole trip wouldn’t be like that, just one long incredible run. But it isn’t. In fact, it’s really only the first half-mile or so, although little riffles and rips do await downstream too. Still though, it’s a hell of a half-mile.

That’s Coon Fork Creek.

As for the Eau Claire River, which is fed by Coon Fork Creek, there’s plenty of info out there. Once you commit to Coon Fork Creek, there’s no getting out. In fact, the only real landmark is the confluence at the Eau Claire River (there’s zero development along the creek – it’s all a public land). Upstream of the creek’s confluence there are only a few miles of the Eau Claire proper, further upstream of which there are two branches, the North and South Forks, that form to “create” the main Eau Claire River. This section is reputed to be peaceful and serene with occasional interruptions of Class I+ rapids. I knew we’d miss some of those rapids coming in from Coon Creek, but by this time we’d already paddled two separate trips on the Eau Claire and we were eager to experience a narrow, more intimate creek. We’re so glad we did, because it was fantastic (except for the portaging – more on that below).

There are two options for putting-in as well as taking-out. For putting-in on Coon Fork Creek you can either park your vehicle in a small lot on County Road CF and then walk 25 yards down to the creek just below the dam, or you can park along the bridge at CF and access the water that way. Both are on river-left. The latter is steeper and rocky with loose fitting but it’s less of a walk. Also, you’d have to pay a $3 day-use fee to Eau Claire County Parks Department to park a vehicle in the lot. Kind of silly to pay money for a park you won’t be using.

As for taking-out, both accesses are on river-right – one upstream of the County Road G bridge, the other downstream. We chose upstream since it’s a lovely sandy beach and it was easier. This is technically off Channey Road. The downstream option should be doable in lower water, where there is a short staircase. This was submerged at the time of our paddle. Furthermore, the banks above the stairs are muddy and steep, making for difficult, dirty access – especially hauling a boat and gear. Whichever you use, you’ll have to schlep your boat and gear from the water to the car, in either scenario a distance of 50-70 yards (for what it’s worth, Mike Svob states that “a rough, sandy road leads down to the bank” for the downstream option. While this is essentially true, the only kind of vehicle that could handle such terrain is a high-clearance AWD/4WD. Like African safari. Any other vehicle would never be able to do this).

What we liked:
The environment of Coon Fork Creek at the put-in is just about the prettiest, most exciting premise you can think of. The water has that root beer hue we’ve come to love on northern streams touched with tannins, the environment is a mini-canyon maybe 20’ wide, there are rapids everywhere, and big bulbous blocks of sandstone are in every direction. The rapids are ridiculous fun. We all had lapful’s of water within minutes. There are two definite Class II rapids, the rest frisky Class I’s. There are some tricky turns to make to avoid danger, and you’d definitely need to have some experience with light whitewater and solid boat control. But this is such an exhilarating beginning!

As mentioned, the raucous rapids don’t last for more than 20 minutes but the surrounding landscape remains gorgeously intact. In fact, we remarked that it felt like Coon Fork Creek, despite its short length, comprised three separate micro-climates: the rough and tumble rocks, soft lush sandy banks, and a pine barren forest (part of a dedicated state natural area). It’s truly rare to inhabit so many different geological features in so few miles. It felt downright enchanted.

To be expected, it gets sandier the closer you are to the Eau Claire River. At one point you’ll pass by a 50’-tall sandbank on the right. Given its isolation and juxtaposition with the narrow width of the creek, it rivals any similar feature on the Eau Claire. All in all, Coon Fork Creek combines the very best of Robinson Creek and Wedges Creek. It’s intimate, primitive, narrow, meandering and fast – just quintessential creek paddling at its finest (and most fun).

Once you enter the Eau Claire River you can relax and indulge in a leisurely float since it’s so broad and wide (unless you’re paddling it at a low level, in which case you’d have to pay attention to navigating around the shallows). You can hear and see a set of Class I+ rapids about a hundred yards upstream of the confluence. Not to worry; there are at least three additional sets of rapids below the confluence, so you’re not missing too much. This stretch of the Eau Claire is known for featuring the most continuous rapids, and you’ll appreciate why. Nothing ranks as high as even a Class II, but some do require a bit of sensibility to avoid capsizing. Several of them are long “fields” of rapids – meaning, little waves and chutes far as the eye can take in – in front of you, to the left and right. They’re a lot of fun. After each one you can kick your feet back up and again and relax. It becomes a pattern you’ll soon appreciate: relax, rapids, relax, rapids, repeat.

When not rollicking, the Eau Claire in this section is very pretty and definitely pristine. One notable highlight is a 40’-tall sandbank called “Yellow Banks” on the right. Otherwise, it’s just easy paddling, ubiquitous sand, and no development until one cottage toward the very end. There are even little hints here and there of sandstone on the left bank near the takeout.

What we didn’t like:
Coon Fork Creek has one of the worst portages we’ve ever endured. We had to portage only twice, all things considered (which was remarkable, given the obscurity of the creek and its narrow, meandering nature). The first one requires portaging on the left, on account of a logjam pileup cluster. This one is straightforward and pretty easy.

The second one required getting out into the water on the right, pushing your boat up a steep 4’-tall bank – you wouldn’t be able to get onto the bank and pulling your boat up it unless you had an anchor – and then schlepping a good 20 yards through questionable grass, weeds, tick communities, up and over four down trees, and then carefully re-entering via a lowering of the bank in swift current. This portage just sucked. Worse, one of us counted 12 ticks total on his arms and legs after doing it. Twelve! And he was then dubbed “the tick magnet.” At a lower level you might be able to negotiate the deadfall on the water and not need to portage, but you wouldn’t be able to paddle some of the rapids in the beginning if the creek is too low. Them’s the breaks. Worth the pain in the butt? You bet. But it was a pain.

It was both surprising and disappointing that all the real rapids on the creek are in the first half-mile. The remainder of the creek is still quite beautiful, but after such a thrilling beginning you want to keep paddling rapids. Also, Coon Fork Creek is the longest 3.5-mile meandering stream we’ve ever paddled. It took us almost 2 hours to arrive at the Eau Claire confluence. True, the logistics of the portaging ate some time but the creek is probably longer than 3.5 miles. It’s narrow width, meandering nature and environment surrounded by trees makes it exceedingly difficult to measure accurately on Google Maps.

The only other matter we didn’t like is the takeout access and parking (mentioned above). Not that carrying your boat and gear from the water to the road is a big deal – and both of these streams are so worth paddling that putting up with a short schlep is a pretty cheap price of admission – but it’s worth pointing out here.

If we did this trip again:
We’d definitely do this again, though probably not for a while since A) it’s a 3-hour drive from where we live and B) there are so many other trips. Nonetheless, next time, for good measure, we’d start upstream on the Eau Claire River. For that you have several choices:

1. The dedicated landing as Eisberner Park, off Channey Road, one mile downstream from where the North and South Fork converge.
2. Channey Road over the North Fork.
3. County Road H over the South Fork.

Each of these has its own feel, pros and cons. But what a lovely weekend it would make paddling all of them!

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Related Information:
Eau Claire River I (Eau Claire): Lake Altoona Dam to Hobbs Landing
Eau Claire River II (Eau Claire): Lake Harstad County Park to County Road K
General: American Whitewater
Wikipedia: Eau Claire River (Chippewa River)

Map:


Shuttle Information:

8.6 miles. A pretty route past hills and Amish farms but most of this is on gravel roads that would be fairly miserable on a bicycle, especially at 8+ miles.

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5.18.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Dakota to Highway 22

Menomonee River

Menomonee River
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

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

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

Sugar River XI
11.15.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Attica to Albany

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 VIII
9.6.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Brodhead to Avon

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

Sugar River VI
5.18.14 | ☆ ☆
Albany to Brodhead

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

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

Sugar River III
7.22.11 | ☆
Valley Road to Paoli

Sugar River II
7.3.11 | ☆
Paoli to Belleville

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

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

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

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

Yahara River XI
4.19.16 | ☆ ☆
Windsor to Highway 113

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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