Because of the shallow nature of the river and the constantly shifting sand bars, boating access is limited to smaller boats. Only the expert pilot will be able to navigate a large motorized craft in the lower Wisconsin River and, at times, the most experienced boatman will not be able to get around. Boats with motors of 40 hp or less are the norm and flat bottom boats are preferred over V-bottoms. As with canoeing, always wear your life jacket, abide by proper safety precautions and adhere to the recreational use restrictions.
WI Boating Regulations