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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.


Details:
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

Registration:
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.

Location

Boat drop off at: : Babcock Boat Launch

2909 US Highway 51

McFarland, WI 53558

Contact

heritagecenter@countyofdane.com or (608) 224-3604

Categories: Health & Fitness, Kids & Family, Parks