The short answer is as soon as possible!
Weekends in July and August will sell out. The sooner you can book these weekends the best chance you have of getting the number of canoes on the dates you want. Outside of July and August we recommend booking at least 2 weeks out from your dates. We do accept reservations on the "day-of" but please understand that it’s possible we will not have the staff in place to accommodate you for a last minute reservation.
Also keep in mind our reservation/cancelation policy:
Reservations are taken with balance due on Visa, MasterCard or Discover. 100% refund with cancellations 7 days prior to the start of your rental date. After 7 days, a canoe rental credit good for the same paddling season will be issued, which can also be redeemed as a gift certificate.
Once your paddle hits the water, there are no refunds or credits.
First and foremost, paddling is a wilderness experience so we do expect you to have rain gear and be prepared. It is not possible for us to come pick you up early from your trip simply because it has started raining and you’ve failed to prepare.
If you decide to cancel within 7 days of your start date because of rain in the forecast, Wisconsin River Outings will provide you with a same season paddle credit. You can then reschedule your trip at a later date, based on availability.
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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.