UPDATED DAY TRIP INFORMATION (Covid 19)
Equipment for day trips can only be reserved online through the website. When reserving a boat, you will be asked to include all names and sizes of PDFs requested. Day trips will park at the Valley Road access point, just a mile south of Verona or about 10 miles south west of Madison, WI. From Hwy 151, go south on 69 1.1 miles, then west on Valley Road 0.9 miles to a DNR parking area north of the road. If this lot is full, please use the shoulder of the road.
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS & MINDFUL OF LOCAL TRAFFIC AND OTHER PADDLERS. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF RESERVATION AND FORFEIT OF ANY PAYMENT.
Any reserved equipment will be labeled and waiting for you near the landing. You will be responsible for entering the river and exiting the river without the assistance of Sugar River Outfitter Staff. Your river trip will end at 6889 Canal St, Verona WI (Paoli). If you will be leaving a vehicle there, parking is available in a small parking lot on the east side of Range Trail between Paoli Rd and Canal St or along Range Trail. This is also the location of the Hop Garden Tap Room and historic Mill Property. Trip times can vary based on pace and water speed, but most finish in about 3 hours. Boats can be accessed starting at 9am and through 1pm. We ask all paddlers finish their trips by 5pm. If you need a shuttle back to get your car, there can only be two individual passengers or one household unit per shuttle, first come first serve. When reserving a boat, you will be asked to include all names and size of PDF requested. For more information and gift certificates of all the fun Paoli has to offer please go to https://www.discoverpaoli.com/local-merchants
Currently Day Trips are available Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays. Expanded service is possible if demand warrants. Call with any special requests.
Please Note: The first 9 canoes rented will be high impact plastic with 3 molded seats each, the remaining 5 canoes available will be aluminum with 2 seats. If you will have a third passenger, please request a cushion. All 16 kayaks are single person “sit in” style.
Please call 608-692-7910 with any questions or concerns. Thank you!