How should we handle firewood for our trip?

One of the biggest environmental issues facing Wisconsin is invasive species…and firewood is a main contributor.   PLEASE, leave your wood (and what’s in it) at home.

Early in the paddle season you shouldn’t have much trouble finding firewood.  By mid to late June wood will become more scarse, especially on our Sauk City stretch.  Remember:

  • There’s poison ivy on the islands

  • There’s wood ticks on the islands also

Please becareful when you go roaming off into the trees…you don’t know what you’re bringing back.  We want you to remember your trip because you had a great time, not because you scratched for 4 weeks afterwards.

We have good sized bundles of firewood that are harvested locally for $5 per bundle.  A bundle will last about 45 minutes to an hour.  We recommend 2-3 bundles of wood based on how big a pyro you’ve got in your group;-)

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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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