We heavily do research on waterways before we take the time to try a new paddle. For such a long time Paddling Southern Wisconsin by Mike Svob was so heavily relied on that people just call it “the book”. You could say something like “We’re paddling mile 3-9 on page 20 of the book” and friends would know what you are talking about.

Luckily there are more resources available on the internet and new books.

So before the others – we still thank Mike Svob and continue to review the suggestions.

Here are some primary resources we use:

  • USGS for water levels
  • Wisconsin DNR
  • Paddling Southern Wisconsin, “the book” by Mike Svob
  • Canoeing and Kayaking Southern Wisconsin, Timothy Bauer’s book
  • – nice photos, videos and maps
  • website
  • – their sponsored outings sparks ideas
  • Friends of Turtle Creek  (map)
  • Rock River Trail
  • paddle Wisconsin
  • Lower Wisconsin River Paddle Planner – by length time to paddle (includes maps)
  • We have a new page for internet recon we started during the 2020 pandemic. Places we might try in the future.
  • … and many more …