How do we handle water while on the river?

There are VERY few places to obtain quality water while on the river.  We HIGHLY recommend purchasing water jugs rather than having a bunch of small water bottles.  For groups of 2 or more canoes we recommend a jug like the one in the photo.  They usually hold around 5 gallons and can easily be filled up again and again.  You should be able to find them at your local WalMart for less than $10.

Filtering – due to the amount of sediment in the Wisconsin River we don’t recommend filtering your water for use.  You’ll find that you’ll quickly go through filters due to clogging.  Some have been mildly successful at filtering water to cook with or rinse cleaned dishes off with in order to conserve the drinking water they’ve brought along.  We don’t recommend counting on this optoin without having a backup if it doesn’t pan out for you.

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NO GLASS, STYROFOAM or FIREWORKS on the River

It is illegal to be in possession of glass on the Wisconsin River. Assume you WILL be searched by the WI Dept. of Natural Resources. If caught you will face a fine of upto $749 for the possession of glass (beer bottles, jelly jars, mayo jars, wine bottles).

Fireworks are also illegal and punishable by fines. We are trying to provide a peaceful experience for our paddlers and the many migratory birds that we share the river with. Leave your glass and fireworks at home and save yourself the fine for being in possession of them on the river.

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