Instead of working on our weekend “to do” list, we decided to find a river. It was late in the day so headed for one of the closest favorite spots, the Bark River at Burnt
After finding the Bark River covered with duckweed, we decided we would try putting in on the Rock River in Jefferson and paddle the short distance upstream into the Crawfish River. However, there was a sign at the old landing on the Rock River in
We have paddled the Crawfish between Aztalan and Jefferson a few times and wanted to try an upstream section. Low water levels have caused grounding problems for us on this river, so we picked a day when the levels were on the higher side-a sunny windy
Flow at Milford gauge 05426000: 650 cfs (median 270 cfs)
Put in/take out: Olson Road 1 mile down stream from Highway 19 bridge. Room to park on the shoulder of a short lane. Easy in/out temperature in the 70s
The trip: In at 4:30 PM downstream for 3.5
Flow at gauge on Crawfish River at Milford 05426000: 400 cfs (median ~400 cfs) We made a note in the margin of Paddling Southern Wisconsin not to do this river when flow is <310 cfs.
Put-in/take-out: Plenty of parking and bathrooms at the park. Park