Spring Creek
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Spring Creek II

By on April 12, 2018

Lee Road to Veterans Memorial Park
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A breathtaking trip visually, surrounded by a picturesque glaciated valley of rugged rolling hills, virtually all of which is public land, the aptly named Spring Creek here in the gorgeous Lodi Marsh is fed by innumerable springs, many pouring right out of the ground. The only problems are the million (more or less) deadfall obstructions and low water levels.

Date:
March 4, 2018

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Difficulty: Flatwater

Gradient:
~1′ per mile

Gauge:
Spring Creek: ht/ft: 3.8 | cfs: n/a

Recommended Levels:
This is the recommended minimum level. But even this is very low and quite impractical.

Put-In:
Lee Road
Take-Out:
Veterans Memorial Park, off Water Street, Lodi, Wisconsin

Time: Put in at 1:40p. Out at 6:00p.
Total Time: 4h 20m
Miles Paddled: 7

Wildlife: Sandhill cranes, tundra swans, great blue herons, geese, wood ducks, mergansers, hawks, killdeer, kingfishers, red-wing blackbirds (notable given that this was March 4th), muskrats, beaver and deer.

Background:
Before I got into paddling I hiked a lot (back in that twilight era before I swapped my boots for boats). One of my favorite places was the Lodi Marsh state natural area segment of the Ice Age Trail. It still is to this day. Together with Gibraltar Rock just northwest of Lodi, and the reticulated network of trails at Devil’s Lake State Park just across the Wisconsin River via the Merrimac Ferry, the Lodi-Baraboo hills area constitutes some of the best hiking in southern Wisconsin. For geology geeks, it’s a rich area featuring quintessential U-shaped glaciated valleys, a genuinely staggering topography for this part of the state. But it’s also where the bulwark of Baraboo Range quartzite impeded the last glaciers – basically, ancient mountain chain vs. colossal blocks of ice – leaving the area a unique mix of glaciated and unglaciated.

There are two trails comprising the Lodi Marsh segment of the Ice Age Trail, west and east. The west trail is a rare loop, so you begin and end at the same place, along a knob hill and prairie with direct access to a spring that literally flows out of the rock like a bubbler. The east trail is a more traditional point-to-point, one-way hike from Riddle Road to Highway 113 through forested areas and steep hills. I’ve hiked both of these trails countless times in the almost 15 years I’ve lived in Madison; always inspiring, never disappointing. But ever since I’ve become a paddling fanatic, I’ve wanted to experience Lodi Marsh via the water. I mean, it’s not a marsh for nothing! This trip has been on the backburner for a long time, and for some reason or another the first weekend in March was billed to be the day to do it.

Overview:
There is no official place to put-in, but there is a designated parking area off Lee Road, at an elaborate natural springs percolating right out of the earth, coming from who knows where. For all intents and purposes, this is the beginning of Spring Creek.  It’s really shallow here – this is essentially the source of Spring Creek. If ever the expression “the sum is greater than its individual parts” applied to a stream, it’s Spring Creek at Lodi Marsh. There are springs coming from all directions, it’s quite unique. As a result, water volume will increase as you progress downstream… but it’s slow-going. You’ll probably need to schlep your boat 30 yards or so from the parking area until it’s deep enough with scraping the bottom (although the bottom is all sand and silt).

Things are nice and clear in the very beginning, even if the creek is shallow. Then you slip into some woods, and everything gets hairy and harried real quick. Strainers, vines, submerged logs, fallen trees – it’s pretty much a s#!t show for ¾ of a mile. Some of the obstructions are certainly negotiable if you’re flexible and agile (and in a boat no longer than 11′). But you’ll invariably need to portage a time or two (or seven or eight).

Eventually, the trees disappear, the landscape opens up, and you’re basically in the marsh proper. Hello cattails! Hello birds of different feathers, especially during migration time. The only time we saw wildlife was in the marsh proper (maybe because we were too loud or distracted with the deadfall elsewhere), but it was outstanding. For the next 5-ish miles everything is clear and unobstructed. There are valley views galore – some providing the steepest backdrop you’re likely to find on a stream in southern Wisconsin. And there are no fewer than three outstanding natural springs feeding the mainstream, all on the right. Two of the three will be too shallow to paddle up, and even one – which is the most dramatic of any of the springs in Lodi Marsh – will be a little sluggish. We strongly recommend just getting out and walking along the banks to the springs’ sources, especially the most prominent of the three. The water coming out of the rock looks like a bubbler.

As you head into the heart of the marsh, the creek will just go bananas meandering this way then that, zigging here, zagging there. For those of us fond of straight lines being the most efficient distance between two points, the course of Spring Creek will just mug you in a dark alley. The weary paddler will be forgiven if she just wants to get out and walk a shortcut. There’s a set of power lines, where one could do this, by and by.

Suddenly, you’ll come upon a totally random but well-built pedestrian bridge. Presumably it’s for a farm… or perhaps a snowmobile trail. It’s admirably constructed, either way. After this, both banks will be tree-lined again with some obstructions to dodge; we didn’t have to portage anything, however. Indeed, we were downright shocked that this was open. We know we’re not the only folks who’ve paddled this, so thanks might be in order to those who’ve cleaned this up some, even if it’s just for fishing.

This brief stretch leads to the culvert bridge at Riddle Road. It’s not a great take-out option, but A) it’s doable and B) the next .7 mile is just awful, so it behooves you big-time to get out here while you can. Also, everything downstream from Riddle Road is totally developed and private land. First, you’ll pass a half-dozen back yards, where the first portage will be found. (From here to Veterans Memorial Park the creek does an encore performance of its deadfall number, but now with steep banks that don’t permit the easiest portaging.) Then a gorgeous railroad bridge/tunnel (aka “brunnel”) from 1888 comes into view. You need to take the left channel at a small island, as there’s strung barbed wire on the downstream right side. Why?!? The current is peppy in the brunnel, but the limestone blocks out of which it was built are supremely admirable and deserve attention.

Depending on your flexibility and stubbornness, you may need only to portage once or twice in the next couple hundred yards. More likely, 3-4 times. Besides the steep banks, the current picks up in this section (and will continue through town), making portaging extra tricky (and why you should have taken out at Riddle Road when you had the opportunity).

Finally, a straightaway appears where the creek trots directly parallel to Water Street and the road bridge connecting Water Street and Highway 113. The ad hoc take-out is on the downstream side of this bridge, on the left. It’s a pleasant riffly spot, but there’s no good place to exit here. All there is, is riprap and then an annoying retaining wall above it. Frankly, it’s a crappy place to take out, but it is at least public, and street parking is a few paces away. Otherwise, there’s no real access for another half-mile or so through downtown Lodi (where the creek is almost always too shallow to paddle – but really fun and uniquely scenic when it’s up).

What we liked:
While the put-in is a little dodgy in terms of paddling, it’s quite beautiful. It’s a rare thing to see such a striking sight as a natural spring just percolating out of the earth, and this one is quite dramatic. And the water color here, of course, is crystal clear with a cushy sand bottom. It’s lush. We even saw footprints from someone fishing as well as those of a sandhill crane. Wet fossils.

While you’re on the creek, there’s something really cool about seeing all these feeder natural springs come in from every which way. Once you’re out of the godforsaken wooded area in the first mile you’ll be paddling along a knob hill 150′ tall. There are three natural springs at the base of this hill, the third of which is one of the best examples I’ve ever seen. In springtime, this area gets carpeted with skunk cabbage. We were a few weeks too early for that.

In addition to the springs, the main reason I’ve wanted to paddle Lodi Marsh these many years is to take in all the hills and bluffs from the water’s perspective. This did not disappoint in the least! Indeed, there’s one hill due north of the marsh that provided probably the tallest backdrop I can think of in southern Wisconsin while paddling. The valley views and gurgling springs made this trip worth it. And the wildlife was pretty awesome.

What we didn’t like:
Loads of deadfall, low water.

Consider this: it took us two hours to paddle approximately one mile. That’s incomprehensibly horrible! But that’s A) how low the water was/is in the beginning and B) how many obstructions there are. We did do a fair amount of sawing and snipping – call it Spring cleaning, which of course added to our time. But there are still a half-dozen mandatory portages. The bulk of this junk is in the first mile, from Lee Road. After that, it took us only 90 minutes to paddle 5-ish miles, which is pretty good time on any stream, especially for one that meanders as bewilderingly as Spring Creek through the marsh.

And then it took us the better part of another hour to paddle the 2/3 of a mile from Riddle Road to Water Road, due to its many obstructions and frightening portages. That section just flat out sucks, to be frank. Not only is it entirely developed (a mix of residential back yards and commercial buildings), but we’d been lulled/led to feel a sense of confidence and optimism after the essentially unobstructed sections from the marsh proper to Riddle Road. Everything was on the up and up and looking good, until we ran into one cluster after another after another, etc. By this point, it was starting to get dark, and we were wet, cold, disappointed, and pretty much mentally done with this creek. Had it been more negotiable, I’m sure our attitude towards it would have been less critical. But as it is, it leaves little to be desired. The railroad “brunnel” is truly beautiful, but it comes at an expensive cost.

The put-in off Lee Road is really pretty aesthetically, but it makes for an impractical place to launch a boat – or even begin a trip. The creek was about a foot of water deep here and would stay that shallow for a good ¼ to ½ mile downstream. It was more using your paddle to push off the creek bottom than actual paddling. And butt-scooting.

The take-out at Veterans Memorial Park is pretty lousy as well, but for different reasons. First off, there really is nowhere to take out. The setting here is unusual. There’s a thin strip of irregular riprap on river-left in a riffly current. You have to just line up parallel to it and exit sideways… without letting go of your boat, which otherwise would be whisked away downstream. And then you have to hoist your boat up and over a 3′-tall retaining wall, which is a far cry from convenient, especially if your boat has water in it (which it almost certainly will after all the portaging and contentious deadfall) and weighs heavier than it ordinarily would. It’s a short schlep to the street here, where parking is a little ambiguous. We parked on the street, since it’s a public park right here and there are no signs prohibiting leaving a car there. Totally adequate, but it felt a little weird. And there’s nowhere to even pee discreetly at the park.

If we did this trip again:
Honestly, unless there is a dedicated effort to clean up the first mile with legions of chainsaws, then we really can’t recommend putting in at Lee Road (unless you don’t mind getting in and out of your boat many times). Better just to schlep your boat from one of the two parking areas off Riddle Road and accessing the water wherever you can. The current is next to nonexistent, so paddling upstream to take in the various springs and valley views would be easy – and a whole lot less frustrating and filthy than putting-in at Lee Road. Furthermore, the only case to make for paddling past the Riddle Road culvert bridge is going through the railroad “brunnel,” but it comes at a cost of difficult and moderately dangerous deadfall/portaging. Having experienced this already, if we ever paddle the marsh again, we’d just take out at the Riddle Road bridge.

Ultimately, however, this trip really is better for a pair of boots than boats. The views of the valley and the springs are just as sweeping and majestic from the Ice Age Trail as they are from the creek itself. It’s a rare day indeed when we’ll concede that, but paddling through the marsh is just a slog. We’re glad we finally did it, but it’s unlikely that we’ll be doing this again anytime soon.

Either way, dumb puns and all that aside, Happy Spring everybody!

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Related Information:
Spring Creek I: Fair Street to County Road V
Good People: Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley

Map:


Shuttle Information:
4 miles. Not the best bicycling shuttle, as Riddle Road is pretty heavily trafficked for a country road, but it’s plenty doable.

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Manawa to County Road X

Lusk Creek (IL)

Lusk Creek
3.30.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Saltpeter Cave Crossing to Eddyville Blacktop Road

Manitowoc River

Manitowoc River II
7.15.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road S to Manitowoc

Manitowoc River I
7.14.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road JJ to County Road S

Maquoketa River: North Fork (IA)

Maquoketa River: North Fork
6.9.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Highway D61 to 60th Avenue

Maunesha River

Maunesha River V
4.3.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Marshall to Firemen’s Park

Maunesha River IV
4.5.15 | ☆ ☆
County Road TT to Canal Road

Maunesha River III
5.18.13 | ☆ ☆
Waterloo to Portland

Maunesha River II
6.13.13 | ☆ ☆
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 III
9.8.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Mayfair Road to Jacobus Park

Menomonee River II
7.27.17 | ☆ ☆
Pilgrim Road to Frontier Park

Menomonee River I
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 VIII
7.2.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Estabrook Park to Bruce Street

Milwaukee River VII
9.29.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
West Bend to Newburg

Milwaukee River VI
9.30.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Fredonia to Grafton

Milwaukee River V
6.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Grafton to County Highway T

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
6.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
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
10.17.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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 Landing

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: Dodge Branch

Pecatonica River: Dodge Branch
5.13.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Sunny Ridge Road to Banner Road

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 II (Richland)
5.12.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Krouskop Park to Twin Bluffs Road

Pine River I (Richland)
7.26.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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 VI
2.27.18 + 5.4.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Road E to County Road A

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 II
9.17.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Menomonie to Dunnsville

Red Cedar River I
5.30.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Menomonie to Downsville

Robinson Creek

Robinson Creek
5.7.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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

Sheboygan River

Sheboygan River VI
10.12.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
St. Cloud to Sheboygan Broughton Marsh County Park

Sheboygan River V
10.14.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Sheboygan Broughton Marsh County Park to Kiel

Sheboygan River IV
10.13.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Millhome to Johnsonville

Sheboygan River III
10.11.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Johnsonville to Dassow Park

Sheboygan River II
10.19.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Dassow Park to Sheboygan Falls

Sheboygan River I
10.3.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sheboygan Falls to Lake Michigan

Six Mile Creek

Six Mile Creek
6.7.14 | ☆
Waunakee Village Park to South Woodland Drive

Spring Creek

Spring Creek II
3.4.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Lee Road to Veterans Memorial Park

Spring Creek I
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 II
4.22.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Token Creek Preserve Park to Daentl Road

Token Creek I
5.22.11 | ☆
8.22.09 | ☆ ☆
5.2.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park

Tomorrow River

Tomorrow-Waupaca River Overview
Our Guide to the Tomorrow-Waupaca 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 V
3.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Fairfield to Sweet-Allyn Park

Turtle Creek IV
6.21.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
School Section Road to O’Riley Road

Turtle Creek III
6.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Springs Park to School Section Road

Turtle Creek II
7.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park

Turtle Creek I
7.13.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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

Tomorrow-Waupaca River Overview
Our Guide to the Tomorrow-Waupaca River

Waupaca River VI
10.10.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Buchholz Road to County Highway Q

Waupaca River V
9.1.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Riverview Park to Reek Road

Waupaca River IV
6.2.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Weyauwega to Decker Memorial Park

Waupaca River III
10.24.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Amherst to Durrant Road

Waupaca River II
9.22.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
County Highway DD to County Highway Q

Waupaca River I
4.12.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
7.7.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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

Whitewater Creek (IA)

Whitewater Creek
6.18.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Whitewater Drive to Highway D61

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 XV
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 XIV
7.11.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Castle Rock Dam to Lyndon Station

Wisconsin River XIII
10.11.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
River Bay Road to Norway Drive

Wisconsin River XII
6.13.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Pine Island to Portage

Wisconsin River X
4.22.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Portage to Dekorra

Wisconsin River VII
8.6.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Wisconsin Dells to Norway Drive

Wisconsin River VI
8.15.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Dekorra to Whalen Bay

Wisconsin River V
10.13.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
6.1.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Lyndon Station to Wisconsin Dells

Upper Wisconsin River
…………………………………

Wisconsin River XI
5.11.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Grandfather Dam to Lokemoen Road

Wisconsin River IX
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 IV
7.16.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆
7.22.13 | ☆ ☆
5.25.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Veterans Memorial Park to Windsor Road

Yahara River VIII
4.19.16 | ☆ ☆
Windsor to Yahara Heights County Park

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

Yahara River VI
12.14.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆
Stoughton to Stebbensville Road

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

Yahara River II
7.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆
9.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Stebbensville Road to County Road H

Yahara River III
6.6.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Murwin County Park to Janesville

Yahara River I
7.13.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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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