Safe kayaking requires knowing how to get back in your boat in case of a capsize. In this video Chris Martin from Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers takes Emily Deem from WLUK TV through some the the steps to an assisted kayak rescue.
Check out more safety and paddle event information at the NEWP website.
A nice warm April day was a great reason to get the new BIG canoe on the water with friends and family to explore the flooded Wolf River. We started in Shiocton at Hwy 54, paddled up to where the Shioc River enters the Wolf and then were able to go another mile on the Shioc because the water was so high.
We did have to turn Water Lily, our big voyageur canoe around at the old bridge over the Shioc River because the clearance was too low. We took the big canoe through some of the flooded areas and explored in the trees. A red tailed hawk visited us along our journey.
Check out Nature Current BIG canoe journey’s at our new website.
Can You Canoe on a little boat built for 2?
The Lower Wolf River is a great and under utilized destination for paddlers. This section between Hwy S near Stephensville and Hwy M near Hortonville is about 5 miles making it one of the shorter sections between landings.
This section of the Wolf is tree lined and a number of fishing shacks line the river where there are access roads. This time lapse video shows the river at a late summer medium to lower water level.
I like to make this paddle a round trip starting at the landing on hwy M, paddle to the bridge and landing at hwy S and back. If you do this round trip I recommend doing the upstream section first.
Enjoy the video.
Want to see more videos and trip guides for the Lower Wolf River? Visit our Lower Wolf page.
The Fox River at Lutz Park Appleton, WI
50 degrees on January 10, 2012 in Wisconsin is a chance to paddle that a few of us paddlers couldn’t pass up. Here’s the video of myself, Sean and Terry paddling the Fox River from Lutz Park in Appleton to Little Lake Butte Des Morts.
You’ll see by the video there was virtually no snow and very little ice until we got to the wider part of the lake. It felt more like paddling in November. Watch for the eagle taking off from the tree in the video. We didn’t see 18 eagles like last week. We did see a few. I think this was because more open water spread them out to other places or maybe it was just our timing this day.
Warning: Cold water paddling can be dangerous. Don’t mess around this time of year! Safety is always important and even more so when it’s cold.
You can also check out this little winter paddling adventure in photos.
Voyager Canoe leaving lock #4
The final video from the Appleton Locks group paddle on September 24th. 119 canoes and kayaks enjoyed a fun outing on the Fox River in Appleton. Paddlers started at Lutz Park in Appleton and traveled to Sunset Park in Kimberly, traveling through the 4 Appleton locks over the 6 mile paddle. Check out the previous 4 videos to see the entire trip in video.
Thanks for watching this final segment of the Appleton Locks paddle.
Enjoy videos from part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4 of our paddle journey through the Appleton locks.
Fox River Appleton Locks Oneida St. bridge
Appleton Locks Paddle 4th segment video from our group paddle on September 24th. This video is of the group paddling through the locks from Appleton Lock #3 to Lock #4 with 119 other paddlers. Thanks to Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers for organizing this group paddle outing.
Check out videos from part 1, part 2 and part 3 of the Appleton Locks group paddle.
Kayaking between lock #2 and #3
Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers organized a group paddle on the Fox River through the Appleton Locks on September 24th. We had a great turn out with 119 paddle craft participating.
This video covers the segment from the 2nd lock to the 3rd lock in Appleton. Check out the previous 2 Appleton locks videos and watch for additional segments on our way to Kimberly.
Check out the video from the first segment and the second segment video of the Appleton Locks Paddle and stay tuned for the next segment in lock #4.
On the morning of September 24th 119 canoes and kayaks set out on an adventure to paddle through the 4 Appleton locks on the Fox River. This video features the section after lock #1 and going through lock #2.
If you missed the first Appleton Locks video it covers the beginning at Lutz Park in Appleton through lock #1.
Stay tuned for the additional videos on this great group paddle through Appleton.
Mirror Lake State Park is located a few miles northwest of Baraboo on Fern Dell Rd. The center piece of the park is Mirror Lake itself. Mirror Lake was created from damming Dell Creek. The state park opened in 1966 after the state purchased the land around Mirror Lake.
Mirror Lake State Park is a 2,179-acre Wisconsin state park in the Wisconsin Dells region. Mirror Lake is a narrow reservoir with steep sandstone sides up to 50 feet tall. The lake has a surface area of 137 acres and an average depth of 10 to 14 feet. Recessed out of the wind, the water of Mirror Lake is usually calm and often as glassy-smooth as a mirror. These characteristics make Mirror Lake an excellent place for paddling.
Here is a video of the lake in the west narrows section on a beautiful fall day.