Here’s the section everyone loves! However, while on your trip it shouldn’t be about knowing EXACTLY where you’re at. While on the water, relax…let the current do the work and stop thinking so much. You might find it quite liberating.
Download the Paddling.net Launch Site App for iPhone and Android today! This little tool will tell you, as the crow flies, exactly how far you are from your boat landing!
Google Earth Flyover of the Wisconsin River
If you have Google Earth software on your computer you can click the link to the left and download the file and open it with Google Earth. We’ve got to admit…it’s pretty cool! Also, note the sultry voice of the narrator.
There is also a Google Earth Plugin version that does not require the download of Google Earth software but also does not have as much detail yet still gives an excellent idea of what the river is like from the air. You may have to "allow" the program to run through your computer firewall.
This view will give you an idea of exactly where the Wisconsin River is located, the order to the boat landings as well as information about distance between them and amenities available at each. Click on the map for additional information.
View WI River Outings Canoe Trips – Boat Landings in a larger map
Subway Style Map
This "map" is an attempt at a subway style map. We’ve plotted out all of the boat landings we service, distances, amenities at each and some other helpful pointers. Let us know if we could somehow make it more user friendly. Please click the compass to the left.
Eastern Portion of the Lower WI River – from Sauk City to Muscoda
Western Portion of the Lower WI River – from Muscoda to Wyalusing
This list is in order from east to west/upriver to downriver.
Sauk City, Ferry Bluff, Arena, Spring Green, Spring Green to Lone Rock, Lone Rock, Gotham, Muscoda to Blue River, Blue River to Boscobel, Boscobel, Woodman, Woodman to Millville, Bridgeport to Wyalusing
If you’re looking to paddle more of Southern Wisconsin, or want some great maps with detail and written explanations for each stretch there’s no better sources than: Paddling Southern Wisconsin by Mike Svob. This book is basically the Bible of Wisconsin canoeing opportunities.
WI Department of Natural Resources Interactive Map. Not sure how much help this map is but it’s kinda cool.
USGS Topographical maps. For those who just can’t seem to get enough detail…this is your source.
Wisconsin Geocaching Assoc. can be a helpful site in finding sites and suggesting uses for your GPS.
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.