The Oconomowoc is a nice paddling river famous for its chain of lakes. Located in suburban Milwaukee, some stretches have overly developed shorelines but it’s still a nice river for kayaking.
St. Augustine Road to County Line Road
Date Paddled: June 13th, 2020
Distance: 4.4 miles
Time: Expect 2 hours
This trip was a twist on the classic Loew Lake section of the Oconomowoc River. While most prefer to paddle this as an up-and-back...we decided to do this as a one-way trip starting from St. Augustine Road.Read More...
Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive to West Shore Drive
Date Paddled: September 22nd, 2018
Distance: 5.9 miles
Time: 4 hours 9 minutes (3 hours would be more typical)
An "Up North" river hiding in suburban Milwaukee. Highlights include clear water, boulder gardens, scenic bridges, fun rapids and attractive marshes. Only a few logjams prevent this from being a five star trip.Read More...
Upper Oconomowoc Lake Boat Launch to Fowler Park
Date Paddled: July 23rd, 2016
Distance: 3.95 Miles
Time: 3 hours 47 minutes (2 hours is more typical)
Passing through glacial kettle lakes in the far west suburbs of Milwaukee, the Oconomowoc is a surprisingly nice river with diverse scenery and remarkably clear water.Read More...
Fowler Park to North Golden Lake Road
Date Paddled: September 16th, 2017
Distance: 4.2 miles
Time: 4 hours 19 minutes (2 hours is more typical)
Last of the Oconomowoc chain of lakes, this suburban paddle features lake paddling, two dam portages, some nice marshy sections, and crystal clear water.Read More...
Concord Road to North Morgan Rd
Date Paddled: September 11th, 2021
Distance: 2.7 miles
Time: Expect 60-90 minutes
Located just after the city of Oconomowoc, this is a generic stretch of the river. It enjoys nice clarity, but it isn't as scenic as the upstream legs of the river.Read More...