Kayak rentals on the Baraboo River are something my wife Amy and I have toyed with for a few years and now, finally, in 2017, it’s happening. We started the Wisconsin Canoe Company back in 2010 and it’s gone well but we (I) always wanted to get people out on the Baraboo River. It’s hard to exaggerate how much fun this little river is within the confines of Baraboo, WI between the beginner whitewater and historical views. Its location is also hard to beat given the close proximity to Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton (15 minutes) and Devil’s Lake State Park (5 minutes).
You’ve got a ton of riffles and class I rapids, historic buildings, bridges, arches, and the extremely unique opportunity to paddle through an active circus museum, complete with music, wagons, and if you’re really lucky, elephants. All of this is packed into a few short miles which means the experience is rarely dull and can be completed in a few hours or less – i.e. a perfectly fun thing to do while you’re visiting the Dells, Baraboo, or Devil’s Lake this summer.
While I have zero doubts about the worthwhile nature of paddling this river, our company has never done an expansion like this before so this first season (2017) is almost certainly going to involve some tweaks and changes as we figure out what works and what doesn’t. We’ll be adjusting our hours as we establish demand on weekdays vs weekends, nail down additional trip offerings as we gather feedback, and determine what types of watercraft we should add to our initial fleet. With that said, our reservation system is up and running so if you’re able to book a trip for a particularly date and time, we’ll be here waiting for you. To start this year, we’ve got 16 brand new sit on top kayaks specifically designed for a rocky, splashy river like the Baraboo plus a few more boats we’ll be transferring from our Spring Green location as needed. We’re based just east of Baraboo at S5390 Hwy 113.
Anyone that has paddled with our company on the Wisconsin River knows that we put a lot of time and effort into the logistics of our operation to make sure it works exactly as we say it will and that you know exactly what you’re getting into. If you haven’t used the Wisconsin Canoe Company before, take a look at our reviews to see what I mean. Expect more of the same at Baraboo Kayak. I’m looking forward to getting your feedback as we you’re essentially our 2017 guinea pigs. I hope we’ll see you out here this summer!
More information and reservations can be found on our Baraboo Kayak website!