This section of the Beaver Dam River begins as an exhilarating urban paddle before quieting down towards the outskirts of town amongst suburban development, then narrowing again and alternating between wooded corridors, farmland and finally to a wider, almost marshy stretch, before the take-out. Add in a quite handsome train bridge, some minor drops and riffles, and you have yourself a great trip if you can catch it at the right levels – which for this trip was the first time water was released on the Beaver Dam River purely for recreational paddling. (Adjust to 1080p minimum for the best picture).
Beaver Dam River
Cotton Mill Park to County Road J
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
June 9, 2018