The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board will sponsor a series of canoe outings on the Wisconsin River in late June and July. The large voyageur replica canoes commissioned by the State of Wisconsin in conjunction with the sesquicentennial in 1998 will be used for the trips that will explore different segments of the river. Seating is limited to 14 persons for each excursion and reservations are required. A waiting list will be developed in case of cancellations. The excursions will be led by Mark Cupp, Riverway Board Executive Director. Water levels and weather permitting, a sandbar stop will be included in each trip. Participants should bring their own beverages, food, sunscreen and bug spray. No glass containers are allowed. Lifejackets and paddles will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own personal flotation device. Small groups may sign-up for the trips but should do so early to assure adequate space is available.
Thursday, June 28th Spring Green to Lone Rock – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 29th Lone Rock to Gotham – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 5th Lone Rock to Gotham – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 6th Spring Green to Lone Rock – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, July 9th Gotham to Muscoda – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 12th Muscoda to Port Andrew - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In 1989, Governor Tommy Thompson signed Wisconsin Act 31 which created the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway. This historic action represented the culmination of years of planning and followed hundreds of hours of public meetings. The Riverway legislation was born from a compromise crafted by legislators from both political parties. The Riverway extends 92.3 miles from below the dam at Prairie du Sac to the confluence with the
The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board, was created to administer the new law. The Board is composed of nine members of which six must be local residents or local elected officials from the affected counties (
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-221-3792
Printed Thursday, June 21, 2018