Mississippi River

Often the Mississippi can be a bit big for enjoyable paddling.  But there are enjoyable sloughs, islands, and cliffs to explore if you know where to go.

Trip Reports

Goose Island to Goose Island


Date Paddled: September 30th, 2017
Distance: 8.0 miles
Time: 3 hours 36 minutes

Located on the Mississippi south of La Crosse, Goose Island is a popular wildlife area.  An official canoe trail circumnavigates the island with the highlight being the Mississippi bluffs.

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Wyalusing State Park to Wyalusing State Park


Date Paddled: June 18th, 2017
Distance: 5.0 Miles
Time: 4 hours 21 minutes (2.5 hours would be more typical)

At the junction of Wisconsin's greatest rivers is one of its finest parks.  While normally known for its scenic overlooks, a unique way to experience Wyalusing is to paddle its popular water trail.

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Lynn Hollow Boat Launch to Lynn Hollow Boat Launch


Date Paddled: July 12th, 2020
Distance: 14.5 miles (round trip)
Time: 5 hours 2 minutes (figure 2 mph)

Hidden in the backwaters between Cassville and the Grant River are a series of cool outcrops and sloughs.

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