Close & Convenient
Sugar River Outfitters offers service on the Upper Sugar River from Verona to Belleville. This may only be 8 miles by road, but the river boasts almost 20 miles between the two towns. Only minutes southwest of Madison off of HWY 151 on HWY 69. Just over an hour from Milwaukee, and 3 hours from Chicago. There are also many hotels and other lodging options in the area if you would like to spend the night and try a different section the next day!
Simply check the calendar for availability on your desired day, give us a little information, reserve your boat, and check out using a debit or credit card. No need to try and figure out exact times or where to get on or off the river, we have you covered. Your rental is for a full day, so your arrival time is up to you. We remain as flexible as possible and have multiple locations to meet and get you on the water.
All rentals are considered full day. This means take your time, enjoy yourself, and have fun! We rent based on the boat, not the number of people, time, or trip you take. Compared to other activities like the movies, dining out, or a trip to the WI Dells, a family can get an entire day of fun for a relatively low cost!
Just a Suggestion….
Don’t just think of this as a paddle down the river, it can be so much more! Pack a lunch and have a picnic in the park, both Paoli and Belleville offer great locations open to the public. Don’t want to pack a lunch? Stop and have lunch or dinner at a number of restaurants and taverns within walking distance from the river! No reason to stop after lunch, when you’re done with your break, get back on the river or paddle around Lake Belle View to complete the day. Stop and enjoy the wildlife too, some areas will have Bald Eagles, Herons, Egrets, Ducks, and Geese. If you’re lucky, you may also see river otters, beaver, badgers, deer and other wildlife along the way. Keep your eyes and ears open! Dane County offers plenty of public lands along the river, feel free to enjoy the natural areas. Also, please respect the private land owners and do not trespass or litter.