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Little Turtle Creek
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Little Turtle Creek Video

Little Turtle Creek dazzles with crystal-clear water, steady current, lots of riffles, and a thrilling mix of prairies, pastures and forest. Good accesses and excellent wildlife only add to the whole experience. A couple down trees to portage can…

Little Turtle Creek
★ ★ ★ ★

Little Turtle Creek

S. County Line Road to S. O’Riley Road: A diamond in the rough of Rock County, Little Turtle Creek dazzles with crystal-clear water, steady current, lots of riffles, and a thrilling mix of prairies, pastures and forest. Good accesses…

Turtle Creek
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Turtle Creek Video: O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park

Turtle Creek is one of our favorite paddles in Southern Wisconsin. This section is rather tame with wide and long straightaways, but the payoff of paddling beneath the beautiful Tiffany Stone Arch bridge is the cherry on top of this…

Turtle Creek
★ ★ ★

Turtle Creek II

O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park: Upstream from the most fun and interesting stretch of Turtle Creek lies a wooly (but not wild) trip on a rather wide and slow stretch. This quiet excursion (aside from some highway noise) is…

Turtle Creek Paddle Guide
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Turtle Creek Paddle Guide

Turtle Creek is a real gem in southern Wisconsin. Popular with locals but for some reason mostly unknown to outsiders (which is probably just fine by the locals), there’s a lot to love about this pretty stream...…

Turtle Creek
★ ★ ★ ★

Turtle Creek V

Fairfield to Sweet-Allyn Park: Here’s an encore performance of the beloved Turtle Creek that combines sections from previous trips for the sake of diversity as well as celebrating the first day of spring in 2016. Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆…

Turtle Creek
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Turtle Creek IV

School Section Road to O’Riley Road: A truly outstanding trip that will win the hearts of newbies and seasoned paddlers alike due to the surrounding scenery and river environment itself, with numerous access points to shorten or lengthen the…

Turtle Creek
★ ★ ★

Turtle Creek III

Spring Parks to School Section Road: A combination of two streams on one trip with a few hassles that should disabuse most sensible paddlers of recapitulating this, doing each separately instead, but this area of the upper Turtle Creek…