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Dane County Parks

Paddle in the Parks on the Yahara River

Event Dates

  • 10/09/2022 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Description

Join Dane County Parks staff in this relaxing 4.25 mile paddle on the Yahara River. Learn canoe paddle strokes, practice gaining comfort in a canoe, and enjoy a morning on Dane County waterways.

This event is free if you bring your own boat. We have five canoes available to rent for $20 each. Each canoe can hold up to two adults (paddling) and 1-2 children if seated. A PFD must be worn at all times while out on the water. Rental boats will include PFDs.

The route is about 4.25 miles long. It is a very easy paddle and is great for novice paddlers.

9:00-9:15 - Boat drop off at Babcock County Park - Boat Launch, 2909 US Highway 51 McFarland, WI 53558

9:15-9:45 - Park vehicles at Fish Camp County Park - Canoe Launch, 3359 Fish Camp Rd, McFarland, WI 53558

9:45-10:00 – Remarks/Safety Talk

10:00-12:00 - Paddle the Yahara River from Babcock County Park to Fish Camp County Park

If you are bringing your own boat, you do not need to register in advance. If you would like to rent a boat from us, please register and pay onlineRegistration is required in advance to rent canoes.


Boat drop off at: : Babcock Boat Launch

2909 US Highway 51

McFarland, WI 53558

Contact or (608) 224-3604

Categories: Health & Fitness, Kids & Family, Parks