Six Mile Creek
This is a nice paddling creek, but you must wait for high water levels as it can be shallow. It’s a diverse creek with marshy stretches, some urban paddling through Waunakee, some wooded legs, and a surprising number of rocks and boulders.
Ripp Park to Castle Creek Conservancy
Date Paddled: June 9th, 2018
Distance: 3.8 miles
Time: 3 hours 45 minutes (2 hours would be more typical)
This Lake Mendota tributary was a nice paddle with only a few logjams. Highlights include a marsh, rapids, some scenic parks, 17 total bridges, and even a few boulder gardens.Read More...
Waunakee Village Park to Woodland Drive
Date Paddled: July 17th, 2022
Distance: 4.9 miles
Time: Expect 3 hours if cleared out (way more if not)
This was an incorrectly timed trip...too low and too many logjams. It is however a very pretty creek. With enough rain and after the current cleanup efforts finish, this might be one of the more attractive water trails in Dane County.Read More...
Woodland Drive to Governor Nelson State Park
Date Paddled: August 4th, 2018
Distance: 4.2 miles
Time: 4 hours 48 minutes (2-2.5 hours would be more typical)
Recently cleared of logjams, lower Six Mile Creek is Dane County's newest water trail. This was a diverse trip that included dense woodlands, marsh, and paddling on Lake Mendota. All in all a pleasant trip with the highlight being the diverse and unique plant life.Read More...