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The links below are provided as a service to our members. Mad City Paddlers does not endorse these organizations, companies, or their products.


Wisconsin Hoofers Outing Club (anyone can join) (Madison)

Capitol Water Trails (Madison)

Milwaukee Area Sea Kayakers

NE Wisconsin Paddlers (NEWP)

Pure Water Paddlers (Chippewa Falls, WI)

Prairie State Canoeists (Chicago,IL)

Madison Area Outdoor Group

Conservation Groups

Dane County - Lakes & Watershed Commission (Madison)

Friends of Lake Wingra (Madison)

Friends of Starkweather Creek (Madison)

River Alliance of Wisconsin (Madison)

Rock River Coalition (Jefferson, WI)

Upper Sugar River Watershed Association (Mt. Horeb, WI)

Informational Resources

American Canoe Association (ACA)

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Dane County Parks (including reservations)

Kayaking for Beginners

Miles Paddled

NRS (Learning Resources)

Oblique Aerial Photos of Great Lakes (tons of info) Message Boards

RapidMedia (whitewater magazine)

Riverfacts (whitewater river info)

Rock River Water Trail

Wisconsin Canoe and Kayak Rivers

2nd Most Outdoors (Jared Wold's Blog with paddling trip reports, gear guides, etc.)

Informational Resources - Gauges, Tools

American Whitewater (goto site for whitewater fans, detailed gauge info)

Apostle Islands Sea Caves Watch (can also review past pics)

Coastwatch (Great Lakes Surface Temps)

Great Lakes Water Levels

NOAA River Observations

USGS Current Water Data (river gauges)

USGS Waterwatch (Very cool tools)

Wisconsin River - Prairie du Sac Dam Flow Rate

Instruction, Guides, and Outfitters

Bay Shore Outfitters (Door County, WI)

Bearpaw (on the Wolf River near Langlade, WI)

Carl's Paddlin' (Lone Rock, WI)

Living Adventure Inc (Bayfield, WI)

Paddling Schools (lists from

River Touring Section of the Wisconsin Sierra Club

Rohr's Wilderness Tours (Conover, north of Eagle River)

Rutabaga (Madison, WI)

Trek & Trail (Bayfield, WI)

Wisconsin Canoe/Kayak Trip Outfitters and Retail Shops

Wild Rivers Adventure Co (Iron Mtn, MI area)

Wingra Boats (Madison)



Canoecopia (Madison, largest paddlesport consumer event in the world!)


Callie Rohr Memorial Race (Conover, WI)

Inland Sea Kayak Symposium (Washburn, WI)

Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event


Clean Lakes Festival

Door County Sea Kayak Symposium

Isthmus Paddle & Portage (Madison)


WI Masters Swim Race (MCP provides swimmer support)

Floatzilla (large paddling flotilla that ends on the Mississippi River)


Ironman Wisconsin (needs kayak support, volunteer website opens April)

CamRock Challenge (Cambridge, WI - triathlon that includes a canoe/kayak segment)


Kickapoo Reserve Dam Challenge (triathlon through the Kickapoo Valley Reserve)

Paddling Gear

Colorado Kayak Supply

Divepoint Scuba & Paddle Adventure Center (Stevens Point and Wausau, WI)

Navarro Canoes (Rock Island, IL)



Rutabaga (Madison, WI)

Sierra Trading Post

Wetsuit Wearhouse