Canoe, Tube & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy a leisurely day canoeing, tubing or kayaking down the Beautiful Wisconsin River!
Inquire about sandbars for overnight camping trips on the river.

WE STRONGLY SUGGEST RESERVATIONS ON WEEKENDS

 

Canoe and Kayak season runs from May 1st until September 30th.  Our tubing season is usually shorter due to cold water and air temperatures.  Please give us a call at 608-588-2826 if interested in going in the month of September.

 

Planning your Trip:

Paddling with the current will move you at about 3 miles per hour.  Floating and stopping on sandbars should be considered when planning a river trip. The canoes, tubes or kayaks that you rent are yours for the day if you go up river. You have until dusk to return back to Wisconsin Riverside Resort.
Wisconsin Riverside Resort Does Not Shuttle Personal Canoes, Tubes, or Kayaks.

Wisconsin Riverside Boat Landing

The boat landing at Wisconsin Riverside Resort is our own private landing located on our premises.  Depending on the river levels smaller river boats can be put it at our location with permission.  When river levels are low plan on using our landing for canoes, tubes and kayaks only.  The landing is located 1 mile downriver from Peck's Landing (Hwy 23).  After going under the Hwy 23 bridge stay on the right hand side of the river.  We are the first buildings that you will see after the Hwy 23 bridge.

 

Canoe Trips 

Price includes Life Jackets, Paddles & Shuttle

Canoes:

  • 17' Aluminum with 2 seats
  • 4 Person Max or 650 Pounds: 780 Pounds with Gear
  • 3' Wide Near Middle

Shuttle to Drop Off Up River; Destination - Wisconsin Riverside

Starting Point
Distance
Duration
Per Day
Hwy 23
1 mile
.5 hour
$33
River Bend
2 miles
.75 hour
$33
Hwy 14
3 miles
1 hour
$33
Arena
10 miles
3 hours
$40
Blackhawk (Mazomanie)
17 miles
6 hours (2 day)
$50
Sauk- Prairie du Sac
22 miles
8 hours (2 day)
$55

 

The above trips are a nice option. When you arrive at our facility and check-in, we shuttle you and your gear up river to your desired starting point. Your trip will end at our facility (and your vehicle) at your convenience; returning any time before dark. 

Detailed River Maps from http://www.wisconsintrailguide.com/paddle/lower-wisconsin-river.html
Sauk to Spring Green  
Spring Green to Muscoda
Muscoda to Woodman

Boat Landing and Island Descriptions from wisconsintrailguide.com
Sauk to Spring Green
Spring Green to Muscoda
Muscoda to Woodman

 

Starting at Wisconsin Riverside to Shuttle Pick Up Down River

Starting Point
Distance
Duration
Per Day
Otter Creek
6 mile
2 hours
$40
Gotham
13 miles
5 hours(1-2 days)
$50
Muscoda
20 miles
8 hours (2 day)
$55
Blue River
27 miles
10 hours (2 days)
$58
Boscobel
40 miles
16 hours( 2-3 day)
$60
Wauzeka
60 miles
20 hours ( 3-4 day)
$75

 

Down river trips begin at our facility.  Pick-up time and location are determined before departure.  Latest pick-up is 4pm.

 

Kayak Trips 

  

Singles Only. Price includes life jacket, paddle and shuttle.

Kayak:

  • 10' with open seat
  • 275 pounds max. weight
  • Small storage area                       

Shuttle to Drop Off Up River; Destination - Wisconsin Riverside

Starting Point
Distance
Duration
Per Day
Hwy 23
1 mile
.5 hour
$27
River Bend
2 miles
.75 hour
$27
Hwy 14
3 miles
1 hour
$27
Arena
10 miles
3 hours
$35
Blackhawk
17 miles
6 hours (2 day)
$38
Sauk- Prairie du Sac
22 miles
8 hours (2 day)
$40

 

The above trips are a nice option. When you arrive at our facility and check-in, we shuttle you and your gear up river to your desired starting point. Your trip will end at our facility (and your vehicle) at your convenience; returning any time before dark. 

 

Starting at Wisconsin Riverside to Shuttle Pick Up Down River

Starting Point
Distance
Duration
Per Day
Otter Creek
6 mile
2 hours
$35
Gotham
13 miles
5 hours(1-2 days)
$38
Muscoda
20 miles
8 hours (2 day)
$40
Blue River
27 miles
10 hours (2 days)
$48
Boscobel
40 miles
16 hours( 2-3 day)
$55
Wauzeka
60 miles
20 hours ( 3-4 day)
$60

 

Down river trips begin at our facility.  Pick-up time and location are determined before departure.  Latest pick-up is 4pm.

 

Tube Trips 

 

Our tubes are cloth covered with bottoms. 

*NO PETS IN TUBES*

no pets

Shuttle to Drop Off Up River; Destination - Wisconsin Riverside

Starting Point
Distance
Duration
Per Day
Hwy 23
1 mile
1.5 hour
$16
River Bend
2 miles
2 hours
$16
Hwy 14
3 miles
3 hours
$16

 

Don't forget to rent extra tubes for coolers.  We shuttle you and your gear up river and you float right back to our facility. 

 

No Glass Bottles or Containers

Possession of any glass containers is prohibited on the Lower Wisconsin Riverway.  Violators of this rule are subject to a forfeiture up to $739.00


Deposit Policy

Wisconsin Riverside Resort requires full payment at the time of the reservation from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Cancellation Policy

Non-refundable within 7 days of reservation.  Prior to 7 days can cancel with the following fees:

Tube & Kayak: $5 fee/tube or kayak

Canoe: $10 fee/canoe

 

Weather

If your trip has to be cancelled because of lightning, high winds or high water levels; you will be given a full refund. Full refunds are not based on weather forecasts. However, if you are already out on the river, no refunds will be given for returning early.

 

Season-May 1 – Sept 30  weather permitting

Reservations strongly suggested on weekends!

 

Water Temperature

Check Water Temperature here

 

River Map Links 

River Map Upper

River Map Lower

Responsibility of the River

 Wisconsin Trail Guide Logo

DNR

 

no glass

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions!

 

All our river trips are self guided.

If you plan on fishing, anyone over the age of 16 is required to have a license from the DNR.  We sell them in our camp store or you can purchase online through the Wisconsin DNR website.

You can have a campfire on the sandbars.  State law requires that you purchase firewood within 10 miles of where it will be burned, as we are in a quarantined area. We sell firewood for $6 a bundle.

Some public boat landings have portable bathrooms.  Otherwise, remember that you are in the wilderness, choose your leaves wisely!

There are no bars or restaurants directly on the river except Wisconsin Riverside Resort.  

Plan on bringing a cooler with food and drinks! Remember, NO Glass of any kind (bottles, jars,etc) is allowed on the River. Plastic and cans are fine, and bring a trash bag too!

There is no minimum age to be on the river, but anyone 12 and under is required by federal law to wear a life jacket!