Little Platte River
Overlooked by its bigger sibling, the Little Platte is a Grant County gem featuring terrific outcrops and rapids. This is one of the best paddling rivers in Southwest Wisconsin.
Quarry Road to Stumpton Road Bridge
Date Paddled: May 31st, 2015
Distance: 6.35 Miles
Time: 5 hours 1 minute (atypical...expect 3 hours)
One of southern Wisconsin's crown paddling jewels featuring fun rapids and amazing limestone bluffs that rival the Kickapoo. Just be mindful of the cows, their fences, low water and high water...and you'll have a great trip.Read More...
Stumpton Road to Hwy O
Date Paddled: September 11th, 2016
Distance: 6.1 miles
Time: 4 hours 26 minutes (3 hours is more typical)
The Little Platte is a pleasant pastoral paddle with fun riffles and interesting geology.Read More...
Hwy O to Church Road
Date Paddled: July 7th, 2018
Distance: 4.7 miles
Time: 5 hours 30 minutes (2.5 hours would be much more typical)
An exploratory paddle on the Lower Little Platte River that turned out surprisingly well. Highlights included limestone outcrops, driftless vistas, many light rapids, and no logjams.Read More...
- Arthur Village (Hwy A or 80) to Waterfall Road: 3.6 miles. Typically tiny, with perhaps some electric fences and definitely some downed trees. Rock outcrops by Arthur are impressive.
- Waterfall Road to Crosscut Road: 2.1 miles. An interesting creek prospect.
- Crosscut Road to Quarry Road: 5.9 miles. A curious prospect, but likely has a handful of downed trees.
- Quarry Road to Stumpton Road: 6.6 miles. A great five star section.
- Stumpton Road to Hwy O: 6.3 miles. A good four star section.
- Hwy O to Church Road: 4.7 miles. A great five star section.
- Church Road to Oak Road: 4.6 miles. Medium prospect. Maybe 1 outcrop and 8-12 logjams.
- Oak Road to the Mouth: 4.6 miles. Medium prospect. Maybe 11 logjams.
- Mouth to Indian Creek Road: 1.5 miles. A short section on a now very wide Platte River.