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.

2024 RENTAL SEASON: May 24th-Sept. 9th

For 2024 reservations please call 608-588-2826 ext. 1 or book online.

Reservations required on weekends.


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.*

Canoe Trips

Price includes life jackets, paddles & shuttle


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

Kayak Trips

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


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

Tube Trips

Our tubes are cloth covered with bottoms. Price includes life jacket, rope and shuttle.


  • We recommend renting an extra tube for your cooler!


Shuttle Drop Off Up River-End Destination Wisconsin Riverside Resort

Starting PointDistanceDurationCanoe Per DayKayak Per Day
Hwy 143 Miles1 Hour$47$40
Arena*10 Miles3 Hours$57$48

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.

Arena Trips*– Shuttles to Arena are on the hour, from 9 am – 12 pm.  You will need to choose your preferred time when you reserve your canoes! Please be checked into The Camp Store and ready to board the shuttle van prior to the top of the hour.  We will not wait for stragglers.  Anyone in your party that is late, will need to drive themselves or wait for an available shuttle.  If we cannot accommodate your preferred time, we will call you the day before your river trip. 


Starting at Wisconsin Riverside-Schedule a Shuttle Pick Up Down River

Ending PointDistanceDurationCanoe Per DayKayak Per Day
Otter Creek6 Miles2 Hours$59$50
Gotham13 Miles5 Hours (2 days)$67NA

Down river trips begin at our facility.  Pickup times for down river trips are 1 pm or 2 pm. You will need to choose your preferred time when you reserve your canoes! Please be at the landing at your pick up time. If we cannot accommodate your preferred time, we will call you the day before your river trip.


Shuttle to Drop Off Up River-End Destination Wisconsin Riverside Resort

Starting PointDistanceDurationTube Per Day
Hwy 231 Mile1 Hour$20
Hwy 143 Miles3 Hours$20

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

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Do we have a river trip guide?

All of our river trips are self guided.

When do the river rentals start?

Shuttles run from 9am – 3pm daily.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are allowed in a canoe.

However, our kayaks are single person kayaks so most dogs will not fit comfortably in a kayak. Dogs are NOT allowed in tubes.


How old do you have to be to take a river trip?

Children must be at least 3 years old and at least 30lbs and accompanied by an 18 year old parent/guardian to take a float trip with WRR. For those 17 & under you must have your parent/guardian with you the entire float trip.

Can you shuttle my personal equipment?

We do not shuttle personal equipment.

Do I need a fishing license?

If you plan on fishing, anyone over the age of 16 is required to have a license from the DNR. You can purchase a fishing license online through the Wisconsin DNR website.

Can I have a campfire on the sandbars?

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.

Are there bathrooms to stop at on along the river?

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

Can I bring a cooler on my river trip?

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! Don’t forget to rent a cooler tube if you are tubing!

How old do I need to be to take a river trip?

To rent equipment you must be at least 18.  Individuals 18 and under must have a paid adult with them in order to take a float trip.  Anyone 12 and under is required by federal law to wear a life jacket! You must be at least 3 years old and 30lbs.

Things You Need To Know for ALL River Trips


Shuttles run on a first come first serve basis. When your entire group arrives and you get checked in at the office, we will get you going on the next available shuttle. 9am – 3pm daily.

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: $5 fee/tube
Kayak: $5 fee/kayak
Canoe: $10 fee/canoe


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.

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 in 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.

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