Taking another opportunity to enjoy the waterways near Madison, we introduced our friends to this interesting local paddle gem. Started at Jaeger Park, went through the dam, “said hello” to Lake Waubesa, then returned to paddle the Yahara River towards Mud Lake.
Continue reading Jaeger Park through Babcock Dam to Lake Waubesa
Fourth excursion of the 2021 season. We had a nice leisurely paddle with our friends who made a fantastic dinner afterwards.
Continue reading 2021 Jaeger Park to Lake Kegonsa
We shuttled our friend’s car to the Olbrich boat take-out then “escorted” them in our canoe down the Yahara River from Tenney Park to Lake Monona. At that point we circled back to Tenney, and they paddled the lake to their car. Continue reading Yahara River shuttle and “escort” service
We have driven by Babcock Park so many times. We knew it would be a short paddle but thought it was high time to see it from the water. We learned a few things. Is it a good idea to paddle there? Depends… Continue reading Bunches of Big Boats at Babcock Park
We paddled Jaeger Park to Fish Camp / Lake Kegonsa this spring, and we thought it would be fun to introduce this segment of the Yahara to two more friends. A few days later, we checked out the walking paths around Thurn Marsh & Indian Mound Parks. Continue reading Paddle & Path
Where to paddle after work? The water was high so we decided to head out to close-by Cherokee Marsh to explore a residential area where few people paddle. Continue reading Cherokee Marsh residential tour – farther than ever
She got a new kayak. Then she got a broken foot. Finally the bone was healed enough that she felt ready to load her boat on the car and join us for a short paddle. Continue reading Yahara between the lakes
First paddle of the 2020 season was on a cloudy, slightly breezy afternoon in the 60’s. It was a good opportunity to spend a pandemic afternoon with friends, since social distancing was easy. Continue reading Jaeger Park to Fish Camp County Park / Lake Kegonsa
We decided to take advantage of a spectacular fall afternoon and explore a nearby section of the Yahara River that we had not tried before. The entire Yahara River from Lake Waubesa to Lake Kegonsa, including Lower Mud Lake, is no-wake. We didn’t come across any boats that were scoffing at the no-wake rule – very relaxing. Continue reading Yahara River Upstream from Fish Camp (first time)
We scouted out Conrad Jaeger Park aka Thurn Marsh Park as a put-in to get into the Yahara. (map) Continue reading Recon: McFarland’s Jaeger Park to Paddle down the Yahara