This is one of the larger and muddier rivers in Southern Wisconsin. While the downstream sections are somewhat uninteresting, the upstream legs can be quite scenic with exposed rock outcrops and fun rapids.
Hwy G to Cty Road E
Date Paddled: April 21st, 2019
Distance: 3.4 miles
Time: 3 hours 59 minutes (100 minutes would be more typical)
How far upstream can you paddle the Pecatonica River? Time to find out...Read More...
Jones Branch Rd to Powell Rd
Date Paddled: May 16th, 2021
Distance: 3.1 miles
Time: Expect 1-2 hours
Another exploratory trip on the Upper Pecatonica. This was a nice, peaceful stretch with a few outcrops, two sets of light rapids, and one serious logjam.Read More...
Powell Road to Oak Park Road
Date Paddled: September 16th, 2018
Distance: 8.0 miles
Time: 4 hours 12 minutes
An obscure section of the Pecatonica flowing through the heart of cow country. Highlights include attractive rolling green hills, oak savannas, and one sandstone outcrop. Unfortunately few will paddle this stretch because of four low fences.Read More...
Hwy O to Hwy G
Date Paddled: March 19th, 2017
Distance: 6.0 Miles
Time: 2 hour 47 minutes
Some rock outcrops and scenic bridges highlight this section, but unfortunately mud and logjams are an issue.Read More...
Roller Coaster Road to Wells Landing
Date Paddled: November 7th, 2020
Distance: 7.4 miles
Time: Expect 3 hours
While one of the nicer legs on the Lower Pecatonica, this stretch has been too badly damaged by floods and erosion to be considered a top prospect.Read More...
Browntown Boat Landing to Brewster’s Landing
Date Paddled: July 15th, 2023
Distance: 12.2 miles
Time: 4.5 hours
A guest review for a lower leg of the Pecatonica River that starts in Wisconsin and ends in Illinois.Read More...