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Dane County Parks

Paddle in the Parks

Event Dates

  • Sunday, 09/24/2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Description

Enjoy an paddle on Dane County waterways.

This event is free if you bring your own boat. We have four canoes available to rent for $20 each. Each canoe can hold up to two adults (paddling) and 1-2 children if seated. A PFD must be worn at all times while out on the water. Rental boats will include PFDs.

The route is about 3.3 miles long. It is a fairly easy paddle as long as there aren't any obstacles to navigate around.

9:00 - 9:15 am - Boat drop off at Hwy 69 Parking Lot - Canoe/Kayak Launch, (1752 State Highway 69, Verona)
9:15 - 9:45 am - Park vehicles at Mill Park at the Hop Garden in Paoli (6889 Canal St Belleville, WI  53508). DC Park Van will shuttle you back to your boats at the Hwy 69 parking lot.
9:45 am - Remarks/Safety Talk
9:45 - 11:45 am - Paddle the river from Highway 69 to Paoli

If you are bringing your own boat, you do not need to register in advance. If you would like to rent a boat from us, please register and pay online. Registration is required in advance to rent canoes.

Event Website


Falk Wells Upper Sugar River Wildlife Area

Boat drop off at -  West Parking Lot - Canoe/Kayak Launch 1752 State Highway 69 Verona, WI 53593

Shuttle to - 6889 Canal St, Belleville, WI 53508


Contact - (608) 224-3604

Categories: Health & Fitness, Kids & Family, Parks