On this low water and slow current day, Prince’s Point had a lot of deadfall. We were able to navigate around it without taking a dip into the muddy Bark River. Continue reading Deadfall was not our Downfall – Prince’s Point 2022 (Bark)
We wondered about the condition of the Fort Atkinson shore launch where Bark River confluences at the Rock River in the low water conditions of 2022. Continue reading 2022 Recon: Rock River at Bark River confluence
Knowing the paddle could be a huge disappointment (it was not), we went anyway. It feels like something is missing if we don’t get on the Bark River.
Continue reading River Reunion – Bark “Birdathon” 2022
We planned to paddle to the confluence of the Rock River but a duckweed / muck area made us turn around from whence we came. Continue reading Uturned! Blockage on the Bark
We decided to paddle the Bark (Burnt Village Park – Upstream and Back) after several days of rain and to not wait until any later in the season because of a disappointing experience last summer when we found the river, which we always said “never disappoints,” too slimed over to even attempt. It was a nice day Continue reading Dear Bark River, we are worried about you…
The Bark River never disappoints-always canoeable regardless of the water level or wind, always offering plenty of wildlife sightings. This trip was on a cloudy Saturday afternoon with light sprinkles, temp in the low 70’s. Continue reading Burnt Village – Upstream and Back
We paddled while our houseguests J&K attended a wedding.
Flow at gage 05426250 Bark River near Rome: 43 csf. (Median for this date: 50 csf)
Princes point to “Palmyra” after island turn around. Saw heron, muskrat, ducks, kingfisher, yellow finch, cranes and mystery bird plus lots of plover, red-winged blackbirds, mourning doves. Water was nice level. Scary fast boats are not common, but we did encounter one that day.
Prince’s Point parking lot was so flooded that young men were bow fishing from two truck beds in the parking lot. Continue reading Prince’s Point parking lot was flooded! (Bark)
Flow was 130 cfs (“normal” flow range); the mean is 107 cfs. Level seemed high and there was water standing on sides of bark River Road. Continue reading Burnt Village upstream & back – just us on the Bark
No eagle this time but saw cormorant, plover and all of the birds we saw last week. We went upstream from Burnt Village back. A great relaxing afternoon. Beautiful blue sky and fluffy clouds. Dark clouds rolled in but no rain.
Paddled with Gene and Susan.