Top 5 Kayaking Spots in Wisconsin
1- Wisconsin River
The Wisconsin River travels over glacial plains, hills, and rapids from its source in the north to its concourse with the Mississippi in the south, and it also features several kayaking parts.
If you are searching for wide expanses of water to paddle on, you will enjoy the bottom stretch of the river. Its hundred yards broad and shallow area provides you with no dams or rapids to struggle with, allowing for pleasant paddling. Put your kayak in the water at Prairie Du Sac and paddle downstream to Sauk City. Expect thick jungles, wildlife, and cliffs that reach to the sky.
2- Lake Michigan
If you’re looking for a new place to go sea kayaking, Lake Michigan may just be the place to do it. You can even explore the caves at Cave Point and paddle along the beaches and coastal sand dunes by starting up from the beach at Whitefish Dunes State Park.
Sea kayaks are preferred due to the coastline characteristics of Lake Michigan. There are guided tours available for people who want to learn. Whitefish Dunes State Park offers kayak rentals and trips as well.
3- Miller Park
This kayaking journey will take you north and then west to the Menomonee River. Continue straight until you come to a stop in front of Harley-Davidson. At this point, the river will narrow, and depending on the water level, your kayak may be able to reach Miller Park.
In the fall, the water level in this area is lower, and in the spring, it is higher. From the mouth of the Mississippi River to the stadium, the distance is three miles.
Make damn sure that you bring enough water that will last the entire day of paddling. You may also choose to stopover by City Lights Brewing on your journey back to treat yourself with a glass of beer.
4- Lake Geneva
Southeastern Wisconsin is home to Geneva Lake. The lake is 8.14 square miles in extent, with its resort town of Lake Geneva on its eastern shore. A public shoreline covers 21-26 miles around the entire lake, with diverse beaches and cliffs to discover. The trekking route goes through several renowned estates. S Stand up paddle boarding has become one of its most popular activities, as most of the time the water is relatively calm.
5- Pine River
The Pine, which flows through the Nicolet section of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, is for pros in its upper parts, but after it passes south of Florence, it settles down to rookie standards. It’s vast and relaxing here, but it’s still forested. Moreover, keep a watchful eye for eagles. But still, enjoy the river and the magnificent scenery it creates!