Woods & Wetlands

 Sierra Club
Woods & Wetlands Group


June, 2008

Date Title / Location Rating Leader /  Contact Bring $$
Friday - Sunday, 
June 13 - 15
Canoe the Lower Wisconsin
Boscobel, WI 
See Ratings
Evan Craig
Water, camping gear, hat, swim suit, sunscreen, 2 cold lunches. $50


Water levels permitting, we'll canoe down the lower Wisconsin River between Muscoda and Boscobel, arriving and camping Friday night in Muscoda, paddling Saturday and Sunday, camping Saturday night on a sandbar island, and driving home Sunday evening. Much of the trip is through a wide, sandy-bottomed Wildlife Area. We'll stop to swim and learn about the wildlife and the water ecology. Cost includes canoes, shuttling, campsites, 2 group breakfasts, and group dinner. (Bring 2 cold lunches.) Less experienced canoeists will be paired with more experienced paddlers the first day. 

This mostly leisurely outing requires paddlers to accurately steer their canoe under a big bridge with strong currents. Participants must fill out the On-line Questionnaire and be approved by the leader. As indicated in the Rating, unskilled paddlers will find this outing challenging. Use the questionnaire to help you consider whether this trip is right for you. A printed and signed Liability Waiver will be required with your deposit. Trip cost includes canoe rental, reduced if you bring your own. Carpooling encouraged.

For easy and safe canoe camping, water discharge should be between 5,000 cfs and 10,000 cfs.
For river level, see the USGS real time data for Muscoda>>.
For upstream tributary levels see USGS at Brewery Creek at Cross Plains>>.
For mid upstream tributary levels see USGS Black Earth Creek at Black Earth>>.
For the 5 day Madison weather forecast, see Intellicast Madison Weather>>.
Also see WI River Watershed Rainfall Summary>>.

LIMIT 16 - 8 reserved as of 5/30/08.


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