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Grant River
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Grant River I

Short Cut Road to County Road U: When it comes to Wisconsin driftless paddles, the Grant is as captivating as they come with its twists, turns, riffles and rock formations. However, there’s currently one big caveat and by big, we…

Badfish Creek
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Badfish Creek I

Old Stage Road to Casey Road: It’s no secret that we love Badfish Creek, or that this is our absolute favorite paddling stretch near Madison – we’ve directed paddlers to Old Stage Road numerous times over the last decade.…

Galena/Fever River
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Galena/Fever River I

Horseshoe Bend Road to Buncombe Road: A stream in the heart of lead-mining country in southwestern Wisconsin, the Galena (aka Fever) River alternates between swift riffles and flatwater as it meanders around cow pastures, wooded hills and attractive rock…

Baraboo River
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Baraboo River II

Haskins Park to Highway 113: This very short trip down the muddy waters of the Baraboo offers a little excitement with its countless riffles and brisk current as it passes through its historic downtown and legendary museum grounds. Rating:…

Token Creek

Token Creek I

Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park: When one plan is stymied, Token Creek is always there. However, if you’re going to attempt this section, keep in mind the wind factor that will make for a difficult go of…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River II

Gotham to Boscobel: This section has less bluffs and geologic scenery as other sections but it makes up for it with a more remote feel and enough wildlife to keep it interesting. You’ll surely spot some eagles, bass jumping…

Wolf River
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Wolf River I

Lily to Hollister: This beautiful boulder-clad section of the rowdy Wolf River makes for a great introductory warm-up to the more rambunctious sections downstream. Featuring countless riffles, lots of Class I rapids and the splashy drops of a Class…