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Sugar River Paddle Guide
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Sugar River Paddle Guide

Clocking in around 90 miles long, the Sugar River is one of the more prominent streams in southern Wisconsin. Despite its name, the Sugar isn’t always so sweet. Just west of Verona, it starts clear and gurgles with a…

Sugar River
★ ★ ★

Sugar River X

Highway 69 to County Road A: A pleasant jaunt in south-central Dane County that ventures through farms, woods and one cute-as-a-button town on a stream with clear water and a bottom ranging from sandy to gravelly, with lots of riffles…

Sugar River
★ ★ ★

Sugar River VII

Riverside Road to Paoli: A charming and short stretch quietly nestled in the soft hills and farms of southwestern Dane County, featuring clear water, riffles, pretty stands of majestic oaks, good wildlife, a fun rapid and the button-cute hamlet…

Sugar River

Sugar River III

Valley Road to Paoli: An otherwise pleasant river, this is not a segment of the Sugar I’d recommend. There are just too many wires to slip through, deadfall to negotiate, concrete footbridges to portage, etc. Rating: ☆ Trip Report…

Sugar River

Sugar River II

Paoli to Belleville: A lengthy stretch of the Sugar River with far too many obstructions to warrant paddling – one being quite dangerous. Add to that, the poor take-out options, and this becomes one we can’t recommend. Rating: ☆ Trip Report Date: July 3, 2011 Class…