Cedar Creek
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Cedar Creek

By on March 31, 2017

County Road M to Cedarburg
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A pleasant and peppy stream that loops around the posh suburban backyards of Cedarburg, Cedar Creek still offers some breaks from the large residences where paddlers will be treated with riffles, small boulders, crystal clear water, a covered bridge and a mix of hardwoods and marsh. Catching the creek with enough water to avoid scraping or walking will be a tricky challenge, however. But when the levels are right, this trip is definitely worth trekking out to.

Date:
September 28, 2016

Class Difficulty:
Riffles

Gradient:
≈3′ per mile

Gauge:
Cedarburg: ht/ft: 5.6 | cfs: 85

Recommended Levels:
This is the recommended minimum level. To avoid scraping (and feeling frustrated), paddle this at a minimum of 6′ on the gauge. You’ll still have all the water clarity in the world but avoid bumping into the rocks.

Put-In:
County Road M/Country Aire Drive, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Take-Out:
Boy Scout Park (off Riveredge Road), Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Time: Put in at 11:45a. Out at 3:20p.
Total Time: 3h 35m
Miles Paddled: 11.25

Wildlife: Great blue herons, bright green frogs, owls, hawks, turkey vultures, wood ducks, kingfishers, blue jays, some kind of fish, turtles and even a woodchuck.
Time worth driving to: 1.5 hours

Cedar Creek had been on our to-do list for a long time. It’s just past the mark of being 90 minutes away from where we live – which is more or less our line in the sand about driving back-and-forth for a day trip (at least without camping overnight) – and the water levels of the creek are typically fickle and prone to be too shallow. That’s why it had taken us years to check it out.

To make a long story short – a personal one that isn’t pertinent to a paddling website or of much interest to the readers thereof – I (Timothy) took off some time from home and work in autumn 2016 to do a kind of paddling sabbatical (or “sapaddlical” if you like). This began in southeastern Minnesota and then was abruptly aborted two days later after insane rain resulted in historic flooding and caused me to drive the hell out of dodge before it was too late. (The area received something like 12” of rain in the span of 7 days. Highways and bridges were washed out, a whole house unmoored from its foundation and slid down a hill and into a road below. It was pretty crazy – and tragic.)

I thought it best to let the river levels subside and come down before I returned, not to mention being out of the way of emergency teams and highway/road workers fixing infrastructure. So I changed horses midstream, as it were, and staged myself in southeastern Wisconsin instead. Cedar Creek was one of the first streams on that list. I didn’t catch it at a great level, despite the fact that it had rained the night before and during the bike shuttle before I put-in (really, rain again?), but it was still an enjoyable paddle. And as the photos indicate, the trip began in a light rain but ended in clear skies and sunny warmth, which was essentially wonderful!

Originating in a lake west of West Bend, Cedar Creek is only 30-some miles long, the first half of which is too shallow and narrow to float even a rubber ducky, much less a canoe or kayak. It becomes practical for paddling only by the town of Jackson, though much of this is either industrial or agricultural (and of little value for recreational boating unless artificially straightened streams past subdivisions and processing plants are your cup of tea – no judging). From Jackson it flows placidly to Cedarburg, where it then suddenly plummets some 80’ in 2.5 miles (!) before chilling out again just below Grafton, where it feeds the Milwaukee River. (Alas, much of that 80’-drop is beneath a total of four dams in a span of 1.3 miles, or one dam per 1716 feet four times in a row. All that hydropower is, of course, what inspired Europeans to settle the area and make what would be present day Cedarburg. But, boy howdy, it would be something else to see that creek rock in its original state.)

There’s not a whole lot of info or intel on Cedar Creek to begin with. What little there is tends to fall in one of two categories: either it’s the A-for-effort Treasures of Oz site, which provides good stuff within the city limits of Cedarburg itself but nothing beyond that, or it’s the risky and caveat-fraught rapids section downtown courtesy of American Whitewater. That’s all fine and good, except that some of the loveliest stretches of the creek are upstream of the famous covered bridge in Cedarburg, while nobody but dedicated whitewater paddlers and/or kayak ninjas would bother with the rapids downtown (the four dams all need to be portaged, but there is no safe way to do so shy of rappelling ropes and face paint the likes of a covert CIA operation, or stepping onto private property).

While there isn’t much info out there on paddling the creek, it’s clear that folks definitely do it, given the amount of accesses there are. I chose County Road M/Country Aire Drive for no other reason than it being a public road (meaning no trespassing complaints) and that there was a discernible path of stomped grass from the road to the creek, which was a surprising but auspicious sign. I elected Boy Scout Park simply because it’s the last piece of public-access terra firma right before the first of the four dams.

What we liked:
The access to the creek at County Road M was surprisingly inviting. There’s no landing, but the banks are grassy and low, so launching a kayak or canoe here is really easy. It’s always welcoming to happen upon a bridge over a body of water about which one knows nothing and discover that you’re not the only one who’s had this notion.

The first few miles are a really pretty mix of stately oak trees and marshy cattails in a wooded corridor. Here and there the treeline will thin out to reveal a backyard or two, but this is offset with an occasional riffle and boulder to dodge. The clarity of the creek is fantastic, and it has all the look and feel of a classic glacial stream. Shortly after the first bridge at County Road Y/Granville Road, the creek will run parallel to and feet away from cleverly named Cedar Creek Road. There is an easy-to-miss access here, for point of reference, before the next bridge at County Road NN/Washington Avenue.

When we paddled this, there was a large logjam on the upstream side of the Washington Ave bridge, but there was a clear passage past it on the far left. It’s a little riffly here, too, but there was nothing dangerous about this section. If the water is higher and the pushier, you may wish to scout this bridge first, just to make sure there’s a way to get through. Just after the bridge you’ll see a restaurant/bar called The Hub on the right. The landscape will continue to alternate between residential, light agriculture and undeveloped wetlands. But the peppy gradient will keep you attuned to the creek. Great wildlife takes your eye off the broad side of a barn or ostentatious estate as well.

The only obstruction we encountered was just downstream from the bridge at Koehler’s Mill Road. It wasn’t too menacing, so we spent 20 mins sawing off a safe passage through it. From there it’s only 2/3 of a mile to the famous covered bridge. The bridge itself is picturesque, of course, but it’s distracted by a modern bridge at Covered Bridge Road, which is literally 20’ away from the historic covered bridge. The best views of the historic bridge are on the downstream side of it, looking upstream (if you’re paddling this in the late afternoon, you’ll be facing west and into the sun, FYI). There’s a public park here called – you guessed it – Covered Bridge Park, where there’s access to get out to take some pictures or have a picnic. We don’t recommend ending the trip here, as there’s a lot of pleasant paddling to be had past this point.

The creek is protected (at least visually) from the brunt of agriculture and residential development for the next couple miles. After the second time you pass under a bridge at Cedar Road there’s an actual landing on the right called Cedar Creek Farms public canoe launch. If you were to take out here, you’d shave off about three miles. Alternatively, there’s yet another designated access point about 1.5 miles downstream from here at Grafton Lions Park, this one on the left, just after the Highway 60 bridge. While you are getting closer to downtown, and therefore more houses, the banks are still mostly undeveloped, the surroundings tree-canopied and lovely. The riffles are at their liveliest here, too – meaning really shallow in low water!

The effects of the flowage caused by the first dam aren’t felt until the very end, which is great. The backwater definitely takes on a marsh feel at this point, but the tufts of wild rice are pretty cool. Eventually you’ll see the dramatic horizon line. The easy take-out is on the left at a concrete pad at Boy Scout Park. Parking is nearby on the street.

If you’ve never been to downtown Cedarburg, you should at some point, if only for the architecture. For this New England expat, it definitely reminded me of mill towns and villages in my old stomping grounds of Western Massachusetts. Moreover, we can and gladly recommend three great places for beer! (What would a Miles Paddled report be without at least one mention of beer?)

  1. Silver Creek Brewing Company (which has the single most awesome entrance to a bar anywhere);
  2. The Stilt House (thanks Andy for meeting me there!); and
  3. The Fermentorium (a super-fun place that makes really tasty suds).

There you go, three great places to wet your whistle. Almost as many as the damn dams… Ok, I’ll round up by adding the craft beer maven haven liquor store, Otto’s, just south of downtown and well worth the stop.

What we didn’t like:
You won’t be able to see it from the water, but immediately after putting in at County Road M you’ll pass a quarry on the left. When we paddled it, the noise was clanky and loud. But it was short-lived at least.

Also, shallow water. Sure, that’s not the creek’s fault. (That’s the trouble with steep-gradient streams. Like a trust fund kid who tends to blow his money right away, they don’t retain their water all too long. But that’s their nature, and it would be both pointless and a little harsh to criticize something’s nature. After all, it’s just doing what it does and can’t do otherwise. Still though, I didn’t like scraping and bumping when I knew that, had there been another couple inches of water, the flow would’ve been much more fun.)

There’s a lot of private property along the banks too. This was not surprising, given the area. And it’s not all super-developed. (There are several stretches along this entire trip with a real feeling of wild and being away.) But depending on where you’re coming from, Cedar Creek may be a long drive to paddle past stately houses and Mcmansions.

Needless to say, I could’ve done without the dams. I mean, seriously, 1-2-3-4 dams in 1.3 miles? Sure, I more or less understand their original function, and let’s say that one is still used for hydropower these days – a plaque downtown indicates that Cedarburg is one of 2,000 communities nationwide that owns and operates its own utilities. But the days of milling barrels of flour are over (unless that’s part of bringing jobs back and making America great again; there were Trump yard signs all over the place). I suspect that the dams are there still to “preserve” the look and feel of Cedarburg. It is a historic place, and it’s quaint as hell (a little touristy, sure, but quaint as hell).

Just the same, the lack of accesses around the dams is alarming and frustrating. Pretty sure it’s not altogether legal either. Cedar Creek is a navigable stream, and there has to be a means of portaging around a dam. Except that there isn’t. It’s not the 1850s anymore, even if some of the buildings are. Blocking access for paddlers downtown is a bit like saying all smart phones and motor vehicles shall be banned; only rotary phones and horse-drawn carriages shall be permitted. Cedarburg absolutely could be a premier whitewater destination in Wisconsin – and be all the more alluring for its old buildings and historic charm. These things don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Why can’t tourism include more recreation and less glazed pottery and custom cupcakes?

End of soap box.

If we did this trip again:
We would definitely do this trip again, but only in higher water. In fact, a couple weeks after this trip we returned to check out the three miles upstream of County Raod M, starting at County Road G/Division Road, at the eastern boundary of the Jackson Marsh. There’s nothing mind-blowing about this section, but it’s quite nice and definitely undeveloped. One can make a long day by putting-in here and taking-out in town, or shaving off some miles at the end by taking out at Grafton Lions Park or at the Cedar Creek Farms public canoe launch.

Additionally, after paddling the County Road G to County Road M segment, we drove down to check out the last few miles of Cedar Creek by putting in at County Road T/Lakefield Roadd to the Milwaukee River confluence and taking out at County Road C/Pioneer Road, a distance of 3.5 miles. These mini-trips don’t really constitute their own reports, although they do make pleasant paddles if you have only a couple hours to be on the water. The latter segment especially, as there are umpteen Class I rapids and riffles before merging onto the big river.

At some point, at least one of us will be dumb and stubborn enough (i.e., Timothy) to paddle the downtown whitewater section, if only to keep our rogue/guerilla cred. But that’ll have to wait awhile. Once we do, then we’ll talk more about this contentious section.

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Related Information:
General: American Whitewater
General: Town of Cedarburg
General: Treasures of Oz
Guide: Treasures of Oz
Wikipedia: Cedar Creek

Map:


Shuttle Information:
6.6 miles. No notable hills. Washington Avenue is pretty busy, but the other roads aren’t. For bicycling, this was totally fine.

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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
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 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 | ☆ ☆
Veteran’s Memorial Park to Windsor Road

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

Yahara River V
5.25.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Veteran’s 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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