Badger Mill Creek
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Badger Mill Creek

By on October 12, 2017

Old County Road PB to Highway 69
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With a lot of deadfall, climbovers, duck-unders, tree dodging, cow dodging, shallow spots, several very low cattle gates and a 100-yard tunnel, this trip isn’t for everyone. That said, for the courageous paddler, Badger Mill Creek is a fun challenge with clear water, varied terrain, abundant wildlife, several access points, and with an easy bike shuttle, it could be a welcome addition to your Madison happy hour paddling options.

By Eric Guderyon
A Miles Paddled contributor

Date:
September 30, 2017

Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Difficulty: 
Riffles

Gradient:
≈2.5′ per mile.

Gauge:
Verona: ht/ft: 4.75 | cfs: 19

Recommended Levels:
Around 4.75′ or 20 CFS is the minimum level and although that seems a bit low, these are fine levels. But any lower means you may be dragging your boat through the rapids. Conversely, much higher and you may have difficulty getting your boat under some of the gates. I would not recommend running the creek above 5′.

Put-In:
West of Old County Road PB, accessed from the Military Ridge Park and Ride, Verona, Wisconsin
Take-Out:
Highway 69, on the Sugar River

Time: Put in at 11:30p. Out at 2:45p.
Total Time: 3h 15m
Miles Paddled: 5.75

Wildlife: Fish, ducks, kingfishers, hawks, muskrat, turtles, heron, crane and cows.

Background:
Badger Mill creek runs from its source just north of my launch point between Madison and Verona to its confluence with the Sugar River at Riverside Road just southwest of Verona. Similar to Badfish Creek, Badger Mill gets most of its water from the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, but unlike the Badfish I’ve never noticed the treated water smell that you sometimes get on the Badfish. Thanks to all the added water, the creek is always clean, clear (well except for the farm runoff) and always has sufficient (or just enough) water to paddle.

In the past, the creek has been plagued with numerous deadfall and snags in the section between Old County Road PB and Main Street (Highway M), but this section has now been mostly cleared and there are only three obstacles. Two are fairly simple pullovers, and the other is a big two-trunked tree that lies across the creek which requires a combination duck-under followed by a float under or crawl over. None of those are too bad but you may have to get your feet wet. However, the section after Highway 18/151 is where things really get bogged down. There you’ll encounter five cattle gates – the last being a rather annoying one to get past – more on those below.

Overview:
The put-in is located just downstream from the Highway PB Bridge near the Military Ridge Park and Ride. There’s also a parking area on the south side of the creek for the Verona Community Gardens that makes for easy unloading, but it’s best to park at the Park and Ride as the gate to the gardens is locked when no one is using the gardens.

Badger Mill begins channelized and straight, but there’s not much development so it’s easy to forget that you’re in an urban environment. The creek bed is comprised of a nice substrate of sand and gravel, and the channel meanders from side-to-side which creates numerous ledges, holes and shallow spots, which helps keep this section interesting (and seems to be excellent fish habitat since I often see many of them in this section). After passing beneath several pedestrian/bike bridges, you’ll reach the first obstruction, a large tree laying in and across the creek (luckily, it’s not too deep here, and it’s easy to bypass it on creek-left). From there, you’ll pass the backyards of some Brady Bunch-looking homes and shortly before passing below the Main Street bridge, you’ll encounter another large downed-tree that requires a second portage. Debris tends to accumulate at the Main Street bridge, but the left most passage is usually open and has a deeper channel.

The creek now flows through Fireman’s Park where there’s a massive tree laying across the creek from bank-to-bank. While I do think it would be a simple portage around the tree, I chose to duck below the first trunk, climb over the second trunk and then return to my boat. After that, the creek becomes narrow, windy and the current picks up a bit on its approach to the Bruce Street Bridge. There’s an easy alternative put-in/take out just past the bridge on creek-left, where there’s a small rapids and it’s also where the USGS gauge resides. If interested in that access point, there’s a parking lot there for easy loading/unloading, but I believe it’s city/county property so it’s probably best to just park on the street.

As the creek winds south out of Verona there are a couple of places with branches and trees hanging across the creek, but there’s always a way through. You’ll now start to hear road noise from Highway 18/151 and after a sharp bend you’ll approach the 100+ yard tunnel that will carry you under the Highway. The tunnel has three passages but avoid the middle one as it gets very shallow on the other side.

After a few sharp turns you’ll come to a small farm bridge with plenty of room to paddle under, but there is tree hanging over the left bank and some debris on the right side of the bridge to maneuver around, so you have do a bit of a zig and a zag to get around it all. The creek now passes through an active pasture so be prepared for cattle on the banks and in the water. After a couple of turns you’ll pass a large spring on the left and then the creek widens creating a short stretch of very shallow water. I have always been able to scoot through using my paddle/hands, but if you don’t want to scrape up your boat, I suspect an empty boat would float through with no problems. You’ll also encounter a single strand of wire about three feet above the creek. It’s easy to duck under, but use caution as it appears to be an electric fence (though I do not believe it has ever been “hot” when I’ve encountered it). [Editor’s note: Perhaps a Y-er would be in order?]

The creek narrows again, the current picks up creating some small riffles and after another small creek/spring on your right, you’ll encounter the first of five sets of cattle gates. The first gate is made up of two parallel cables stretched across the creek about 5′-high with wood fence panels hanging down. Both sections have a few boards missing where you can get through, and the water is only about a foot deep here so it’s easy to get out and float your boat through.

Just after that, the creek widens a bit again and there’s a nice area with grassy banks that lead to the second gate. This gate is similar to the first but made with wood pallets and it’s a bit lower, but again it’s shallow and there are places to walk your boat through. After a few turns with a nice riffle or two, you’ll come to a sagging barbed wire fence that seems to serve no purpose except as a danger to kayakers. It’s very loose and could probably be bypassed beneath on creek-right without getting out but I usually get out and walk the boat under on foot.

The creek now enters a pretty little wooded valley with a small boulder field, and it kind of has an “up north” feel. You’ll soon pass below Highway 69, a possible (but not great) take-out point. The creek narrows for a bit and the banks get higher, obscuring any view of the surrounding area. Interestingly, every time I’ve run Badger Mill, I’ve seen a (the same?) big old turtle sitting on a half-submerged metal barrel. I believe it’s a Wood Turtle, and it does not seem to be afraid of kayakers as I’ve been able to float by very close to it but it never moves unless I actually bang into the barrel.

Shortly after the barrel, you’ll come to the third gate – this one is a bit of a mess. It’s not a true gate as it seems to be designed only as an area for the cows to come and drink, not to cross the water. While not difficult, it requires some caution. This gate/pen is constructed using metal “hog panels” hung from a big wooden beam about 6′ above the water. I believe they were designed to be able to swing downstream, but they are covered with weeds and wired to the supports in some places, so they do not swing very much or easily. The creek there is shallow and the bottom is all gravel so it’s not difficult to get out and float the boat under the fence, and then duck under the gate yourself but it’s semi-cumbersome.

Immediately after this gate you’ll be rewarded for all your efforts with a nice 6-12” drop coming out of a 12′ culvert into a small pool. But soon, you’ll come to the fourth gate, again with hanging panels that require getting out and ducking under. Finally after a bit more paddling, the fifth and final gate! Unfortunately this one is the worst, as it’s made of heavy metal gates that do not swing much, and are so low that  getting under them requires pushing your boat down into the water. The water is shallow, so it’s not real dangerous, but it’s a hassle, and to duck below requires you to almost put your whole head under water. I have an old boat and I do not care about minor scrapes and scratches, but be aware that this gate can scratch the top of your boat if you are not careful or strong enough to push it down into the water and push/lift the heavy metal gate at the same time. Perhaps it would be easier with two people, but I have only done this trip solo.

A few more twists and turns and you’ll soon meet the confluence of the Sugar River at the Riverside Road Bridge. There’s a good take-out option on river-left before the bridge. The rest of the paddle is an easy float on the well-traveled Sugar. There may be few downed trees to navigate around, but local paddlers do a great job of making sure there’s always a way through. The take-out is well marked on river-left just after the Highway 69 bridge. There are two places to actually take-out, one is right at the USGS gauge (a big white PVC tube sitting diagonally in the river) and the other is a few yards further down the river. Both can be a bit muddy and slippery, but I’d recommend the second as it’s a bit shallower and easier to get your boat, and yourself out of the river.

What I liked:
What’s nice about Badger Mill Creek is that it’s close to Madison, the water is clear, the current is good, there’s abundant wildlife, varied scenery and there are several put-in and take-out options. The easy bike shuttle is an added bonus.

What I didn’t like:
The cattle gates! And cows in the creek.

If I did this trip again:
I enjoy all that comes with Badger Mill Creek. For me this is an easy 3-star trip (possibly 4 if we could get the farmer(s) to do something about the cattle gates…) but admittedly, it’s not a trip for everyone since it’s not a lazy day float on the water – you have to be up for a bit of a challenge.

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Related Information:
General: Wisconsin DNR

Map:


Shuttle Information:
If you bike shuttle and take-out at Riverside or Highway 69, Locust Drive offers an easy ride back into Verona where you can catch the Military Ridge Trail all the way back to the Park and Ride.

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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 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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