This is one of the most popular paddling rivers in Wisconsin. This narrow and twisty river is a lot of fun and super scenic because of all its dramatics sandstone outcrops.
Keystone to Michigan Road
Date Paddled: March 20th, 2023
Distance: 6.3 miles
Time: Expect 3 hours
What's the furthest upstream point on the Kickapoo you can kayak? Time to find out in this winter/ice version of the Kickapoo River by Wilton.Read More...
Wilton to Nicolette Ave
Date Paddled: June 5th, 2016
Distance: 7.6 Miles
Time: 6 hours
A guest review for the far upper stretch of the Kickapoo River. A beautiful segment but with some logjam issues.Read More...
Hwy 131 to Hwy 131
Date Paddled: March 7th, 2021
Distance: 3.9 miles
Time: Expect 2 hours
This is a fantastic but obscure stretch on the upper Kickapoo that few know about. Trip highlights were the many pine-topped sandstone bluffs decorated with ice flows from frozen springs. The river was also free of logjams--a past bane for paddlers.Read More...
Bridge Upstream of School to Ontario
Date Paddled: June 16th, 2013
Distance: 5 Miles
While the Kickapoo is one of the most popular paddle rivers in the Midwest, virtually nobody does the sections upstream of Ontario. Before doing this trip I had heard mixed stories about the navigability of the far upper sections. I emailed a local tour operator (Fred Flasher) who said he had actually done the Kickapoo […]Read More...
Ontario to Bridge #7
Date Paddled: August 28th, 2010
Distance: 8.5 Miles
In terms of popularity the Kickapoo is one of the most popular canoe and kayak rivers in Wisconsin. Probably doesn’t have quite the rental volume of the lower Wisconsin River, but certainly has the highest paddler to river mile ratio in the state. What makes the Kickapoo attractive is the relatively clean water (at least […]Read More...
Bridge 4 to Bridge 7
Date Paddled: July 22nd, 2021
Distance: 6.0 miles
Time: Expect 2-3 hours
This is one of the greatest legs on one of the greatest paddling rivers in Southern Wisconsin.Read More...
Rockton Landing to La Farge Landing
Date Paddled: September 17th, 2012
Distance: 11 Miles
Of all paddling rivers in Wisconsin this might be the most popular. And of all sections on the Kickapoo, this is probably the second best stretch to run after Ontario to Rockton. There are a large number of landings on the river, at least shuttle/rental services, so you do have a lot of options as […]Read More...
La Farge Public Landing to Hwy 131
Date Paddled: April 16th, 2016
Distance: 6.72 miles
Time: 3 hours 24 minute
One of the busiest water trails in the state comes to an abrupt halt at La Farge. Few want to go further because of log jams, but are these fears validated? Time to find out.Read More...
Plum Creek Landing to Hwy 60 Landing
Date Paddled: September 1st, 2023
Distance: 6.6 miles
Time: Expect 3 hours
While lacking outcrops, this lower Kickapoo trip is still a pleasant paddle and features some really nice bluffs.Read More...