Paddle in the Parks

Event Dates

  • 08/17/2023 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Event Description

Join Dane County Parks staff on this 4.75 mile paddle on the Yahara River. 

Enjoy an evening paddle on Dane County waterways.

This event is free if you bring your own boat. We have five 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 4.75 miles long. This paddle is very easy and is great for novice paddlers.

5:00-5:15 - Boat drop off at Lake Kegonsa Lock and Dam (LaFollette County Park)
5:15-5:45 - Park vehicles at Division Street Park in Stoughton (on street parking). Dane County Parks van will shuttle you back to your boats at the put-in.
5:45 - Remarks/Safety Talk
5:45-8:00 - Paddle the Yahara River from LaFollette Park to Stoughton

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 onlineRegistration is required in advance to rent canoes.


LaFollette County Park to Stoughton along the Lower Yahara River

Boat drop Off -  LaFollette County Park Lock and Dam (2248 Williams Dr, Stoughton)



Contact - (608) 224-3604

Categories: Health & Fitness, Kids & Family, Parks