Honey Creek – Walworth County

Located in SE Wisconsin, Honey Creek is an underrated stream for paddling.  Highlights include clear water, good wildlife, and clean substrate.  It many ways it is very similar to its more popular neighbor in Turtle Creek.

Trip Reports

Carver School Road to Bell School Road

Date Paddled: May 26th, 2024
Distance: 3.7 miles
Time: Expect 2 hours

Honey Creek is one of the more overlooked and underrated paddles in southeast Wisconsin.  Highlights include good water quality, wildlife, and a clean substrate.  Think of it has a smaller version of Turtle Creek.


Bell School Road to Hwy 20

Date Paddled: June 18th, 2022
Distance: 3.3 miles
Time: Figure 1-2 hours

This is a nice creek located in Southeast Wisconsin similar to the Bark River.  Highlights include clear water, a gravel bottom, and an opportunity to do some train watching.


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Jun 2nd, 2024 - Aaron from Dell Creek
I was surprised too!
Jun 1st, 2024 - Walter Majewski from Milwaukee River
Great review as always, thanks for the content! I'll put it on the list. It's amazing you encountered a shallow spot considering the 5 inches of rain last month.
Oct 23rd, 2022 - Aaron from Dell Creek
So are you looking to do like fishing?  If so, waders would be your better bet.  That leg of the creek is pretty shallow and will be at this time of year.
Oct 23rd, 2022 - Dan D. from Wauwatosa
Hi! Great post on Honey Creek! I’m planning on accessing this same section of stream in a few weeks and just wondering: if I’m looking to explore the first 0.5 miles downstream from the Bell School Road would I be better served in a canoe or waders? From your pictures it seems very navigable by foot—or am I being fooled by camera perspective? Thanks!!

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