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Sugar River Outfitters offers Day Trips on the Upper Sugar River from Verona to Paoli. Paddling with us gives you access to almost 7 miles of river! 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 many hotels and other lodging options in the area if you would like to spend the night. Also ask about staying right in Paoli in the historic Paoli Mill!
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 time spent paddling is up to you. We have shuttles running from 8:30am until 1pm to meet and get you on the water.
All daily 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 or time 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!
Each day trip is started with a quick informative safety talk. We touch on water speeds, obstructions or challenges, safety gear, equipment use and answer any questions. We suggest that paddlers have basic experience before taking this trip. Please look into out Guide & Instructional Service if you believe you may need a little more experience before going on your own.
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 on a historic iron bridge. 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! 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 all the private land owners and do not trespass or litter.