Shuttling ‘Drivers Only’

We reccomend groups of 6 or more people swing by their trip starting point on the way out here to drop off all passengers and gear.  From there, the drivers only will continue on to Spring Green where cars will be parked at the finish point and Wisconsin Canoe will shuttle them back upriver to the waiting group.

In our experience, the extra 15 minutes of driving to the start point is more than made up for by the faster shuttle times because your drivers are able to park and immediately jump in our vehicles and get back to start the trip rather than wait for everyone to unload and reload their gear.  The downside is that your passengers waiting at the landing may not want to sit around waiting.  Even though it’s about the same amount of time, it does feel longer when you’re just sitting.

And because everyone asks – yes, you are allowed to crack open your beers and pull out the camp chairs while waiting at landings, just make sure you’re bringing all of your garbage with you.

Directions for your trip (“B” on the map is your passenger drop off landing, driver parking area is “C”) are provided through links to Google Maps below.   Just enter your own address in Point A to get exact directions of where’ll you’ll need to go.  Extra driving time to drop off assumes travelling to Spring Green via Madison (Hwy 12/14).  Plan to be in Spring Green at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.

Cell service can be spotty – please print these directions off ahead of time!

Arena (Arena Canoe Launch) 10 river miles

Mazomanie (Town of Mazo Boat Launch/Adler’s Landing) 18 river miles Be aware that Blackhawk Canoe Rental is right next door and is private property (including their bathrooms – the public bathroom is across the road in the parking lot)

Prairie Du Sac (Veteran’s Park Campground) 25 river miles