We give the general rule that folks will cover 3 MPH while on the river. Take the total number of hours you intend to paddle during your trip and multiply by 3 MPH and that will give us a good start as to where to put you in and take you out at. If you make more of an effort to paddle you can speed that up and if you don’t put your paddle in the water but to keep the boat out of the trees you’ll be a bit slower. Also, weather and winds can make a difference in progress. While there are those groups that do paddle their butts off the entire trip, most groups will not do more than 5 hours of actual on water time during a day of paddling. Between swimming, meals and lounging you’ll end up spending more time "enjoying" the river than actually paddling it.
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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.