Little Sugar River
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Little Sugar River

By on September 22, 2017

Schneeberger Road to Albany
☆ ☆ ☆

A pleasant trip that begins in dense floodplain woods, courses though meadows within a wildlife area, and then skirts some rock outcrops before meeting up with the “big” Sugar River in a braided network of islands and side channels in the shadow of a couple hills. The only downsides are numerous obstacles to dodge and potentially around, and a poor access at the put-in. Oh yeah – and many spiders and mosquitoes in summertime.

Date:
August 8, 2017

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Difficulty: 
Flatwater

Gradient:
≈1-5′ per mile

Gauge:
n/a

Recommended Levels:
There should always be enough water to paddle this stream.

Put-In:
Schneeberger Road
Take-Out:
Water Street, Albany, Wisconsin

Time: Put in at 3:45p. Out at 7:10p.
Total Time: 3h 25m
Miles Paddled: 7.75

Wildlife: A bald eagle, deer, muskrat, frogs, songbirds, great blue heron, green heron, sandhill cranes, an owl, turkey, spiders, mosquitoes, more spiders and additional mosquitoes.

Background:
I first learned of the Little Sugar River back when I was doing research for the guidebook. I don’t even know now how I stumbled upon the following, but I read about a place called Reuben’s Cave near the confluence of the Little Sugar River and the main Sugar River. Hardly a spelunker, I’m still a sucker for caves. And history. The story goes that the cave once was the dwelling of an eccentric character named Reuben Folsom who hunted wolves (back when there were wolves in Green County – or anywhere in southern Wisconsin). Time itself and intentional dynamiting have closed off the cave past its opening. But back in the day it was a tourist destination (probably after the recluse Reuben died). Rather than try to find this obscure place by paddling upstream via a relatively boring trip on the Sugar River I’ve paddled at least six times throughout the years (i.e., Attica to Albany), I thought I’d do a little exploring of my own on the unknown Little Sugar River.

I did the paddling recon in two trips, starting back in the spring of 2015. The first was exactly like this trip, which was such a success that I returned the following day to begin further upstream, at County Road EE in Monticello, and then take out at Schneeberger Road. That trip was a total dud on account of its general blandness and the amount of downed trees to reckon with.

I hadn’t been back to the Little Sugar River since that time. This return trip was inspired by coinciding it with a lovely bike ride along the Sugar River Trail to downtown Monticello and have breakfast – and more important, pie – at M&M Café. If you take away nothing else from this trip report, let it be this: go to M&M Café in Monticello, Wisconsin, for their incredible pies! You’re welcome.

Overview:
There’s no official or even great place to put in at Schneeberger Road. There’s a decent enough access on the upstream side of the bridge, river-left, although it will require a short schlep through dense underbrush and spongy grass (watch out for anything poisonous and check for ticks!) On the upstream side of the bridge, also on the left, is a shorter but steeper schlep over some loose rocks and concrete rubble.

From Schneeberger to Tin Can Road is a distance of 4.75 miles – with no bridges or landmarks between. The river lazily meanders this way and that through a rather primitive floodplain forest. Other than a huge yard and shooting gallery on the right within the first half-mile, you’ll see no signs of civilization until Tin Can Road. (About that yard and gallery, it’s pretty random and a little peculiar. Especially since there’s no visible house or shack. It’s the sheer isolated nature of it that makes it stand out so. But definitely the kind of place you hope to God not to hear dueling banjos playing in the background…)

The river is only about 25′ wide at its maximum, often narrower. As such, deadfall does accumulate. Much of the downed trees can be circumvented by paddling around, ducking under, or riding over them. When I paddled this in 2015, there were obstacles aplenty, but I never had to portage. This time around there was one necessary portage, an easy one at that. I cleared out three other nasty spots with my new favorite tool: a battery-operated sawzall. One cool aspect to the deadfall is the effect of tree stumps and limbs beneath the water. The Little Sugar is primarily sand-bottomed, and while not crystal clear, the hue is fairly translucent. As such, you’ll often be passing over tree remnants that you’ll be able to discern. Kinda sorta like shipwrecks.

About 2-3 miles downstream from the put-in you’ll technically be within the Albany Wildlife Area, over 1400 acres large. There’s no sign denoting this, of course, and hardly anything will change on or off the river, relative the paddler’s perspective. But it’s great that it exists! Around this same too you’ll come upon a huge island in a right-hand bend. Take the right channel, as the left one is clogged and blocked. It’s the only sizable island on this trip, so you’ll recognize it.

When not tree-canopied, occasionally you’ll see views of pastures and small hills. One especially pretty segment is a long, wide, open straightaway that heads south with a gentle hill in the foreground. After this, the river flows under the Sugar River Trail bridge and then Tin Can Road shortly after. On this trip, it took us over two hours to reach Tin Can Road. Part of that had to do with cleaning and clearing some deadfall, but a lot of it is a result of all the meandering and obstacle-dodging. From Tin Can Road to the take-out, a distance of three miles, it took us just over an hour. There were no obstacles here and way fewer meanders.

The Little Sugar is arguably its prettiest between Tin Can Road and its confluence with the main Sugar River (unless you really love dense swamps and/or dislike open spaces). Gradually, the right bank will rise, and eventually you’ll see some exposed sandstone. The colors here are exquisite: lime and moss and Kelly greens, rich muddy brown, autumn-burnt orange. Scan the rock wall and you’ll see the opening to Reuben’s Cave – look for a hanging ladder. The cave is closed, so there’s not much to explore. It’s cool to think about, however. Along that same line, it’s cool to think that this area of the Sugar and Little Sugar Rivers used to be regularly frequented by steamer boat trips with vacationers and luxury class gentry. It seems almost inconceivable today, but it used to be quite the thing. A little taste of the Dells here in Green County!

A long, broad straightaway leads to the main Sugar River. At the mouth, the main river appears humongous compared to its diminutive namesake. Part of this has to do with an unusually wide bulge in the Sugar River in a series of braided islands – probably the effect of backed-up water from the dam in Albany. Anyway, turn right to head south, looking for wherever the main channel and least-shallow areas are. From here it’s a mile of mostly flatwater paddling, due to the dam. In spite of the impoundment, the Sugar is still river-like in width and not at all like a lake. Add to this a couple small hills – a rarity on the Sugar River – which makes this final mile entirely pleasant, even if it is developed (since you’re coming into town) and the current has disappeared.

An excellent boat launch on the left, upstream of the dam, of course, marks the take-out. There’s plenty of parking here and facilities, too.

What we liked:
The stretch of river between Schneeberger and Tin Can Roads is kind of like the proverbial “forest primeval.” True, a satellite map will soberly show you that you’re never, in fact, far from farms; but the effect while on the water is of being in a truly removed, isolated place. It feels wild and raw. Only 20 yards from the put-in was a vine dangling from the trees above, at least 30′ long and 4” in diameter – downright jungle-like. Other than the aforementioned shooting gallery, you won’t pass a single house or silo or anything for over four miles. Instead, it’s just a vast, swampy bottomlands complex. There are dozens of side streams, brooks, seeps and backwater sloughs along the way. The whole thing feels like one huge sponge. It’s pretty cool.

Given the wetland features, there should be enough water always to paddle the Little Sugar River, even in periods of drought.

We don’t like portaging per se, but we don’t at all mind dodging around obstacles and finding solutions around, under, or over something that at first appears to pose a problem. There are plenty such occasions along the Little Sugar. But you want an environment like this to look like that. It would be weird and unnatural if it were spruced up and clean. Besides, below Tin Can Road the river will get much wider, the tree canopy sparser, and paddling will be a piece of cake without much maneuvering. But before you make it to Tin Can Road, there are still are plenty of open moments through lovely meadows to break up what might feel monotonous otherwise.

Below Tin Can Road, the rock outcrops on the right and reclusive cave are quite easy on the eye. Admittedly, they’re brief and fairly modest as far as geology goes. But for Green County, they’re rare and much appreciated.

Also, in the brief stretch between Tin Can Road and the Sugar River confluence are hidden action figures, or figurines (they’re tiny and green), hidden in nooks and crannies of deadfall branches. I first saw these in spring of 2015, was much bemused and amused by them, and wondered about them… Who was here? Who put these here? And why? I wondered too if they’d still be there now in summer 2017. Some of them were! This is quite astonishing, if you take a moment to think about it. It had been nearly 2.5 years between these two trips. That’s three seasons of spring and summer, two seasons of autumn and winter. Lots of wind, lots of storms, lots of rain. And yet these figurines were still here. (Unless they’re regularly moved around, but that seems as implausible as their being there in the first place.)

The final mile on the Sugar is just gravy. The landscape is pretty, and the bigger river looks huge by contrast. It’s an easy end to a trip.

What we didn’t like:
I expected there to be deadfall, and there sure was. But all things considered, it wasn’t too bad. And having the trusty sawzall was a godsend! For those who don’t like constantly maneuvering, this trip might be too taxing.

The only things I didn’t much like have to do with summer. I found the landscape prettier in spring, because it was more exposed. That may just be my preference. What’s indisputable, however, are the vast amounts of mosquitoes in summertime. Even when on the water, they were merciless and persistent. Worse than the mosquitoes, however – and again, this may be a personal matter – were the amount of spiders we found in our boats and on our bodies, due to the deadfall we had to work through. Not a big deal, but a little more than a nuisance for those of us not fond of arachnids.

If we did this trip again:
We’d definitely do this trip again, but next time in autumn or spring to see the landscape differently.

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Related Information:
Wikipedia: Little Sugar River

Map:


Shuttle Information:
5.2 miles by car or 5.8 miles by bicycle (almost all of which will be on the delightful Sugar River Trail).

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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 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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