Experience a secluded camping excursion just minutes from Madison! This is a unique chance to spend two days paddling, with an evening under the stars at a private riverside campsite for just you and your group!
What to Expect:
Your riverside camping excursion starts in Bellville where you will be greeted at the Community Park. Most groups arrive around 9 am, with departure down the river aimed for 10am. You will be provided with canoes, kayaks, safety gear, paddles, and dry bags. Your first day of paddling will take you roughly 10 miles down to the private riverside campsite. There will be opportunity to stop about half way at the Exeter Park where bathrooms are available. This is also a great place to have a break, go swimming, and have some lunch. The time to the park is about 2 hours at an easy going pace. After your break, about another 2 hours down river, is the Sugar River Farm, and your private riverside camp site. Along the way there are a few sand bars that are great for a chance to stretch your legs. Once at the camp site you will have all your camping gear already set up. Tents with sleeping bags and mats, grills, picnic tables, fire pit with wood, and various games will be ready for you to enjoy. Depending on your group’s paddling pace and the length of your stops, most groups arrive at the camp with plenty of daylight left to enjoy games, dinner, and other activities. The next morning it’s back on the river for about 12 miles of secluded easy going paddling. This usually takes about another 4 hours with a few stops to stretch your legs. Most groups head out in the morning by 10am and get to the destination at the north end of the Albany Wildlife Area around 2pm. You will be met at the Hwy EE take out and transported back to Belleville where you were met the prior day. All personal items will be waiting for you.
Food, Clothing, and other items:
You will need to pack and bring the food and beverages you want. Coolers, food, a change of clothes, and supplies brought to the meeting point will be transferred to a Sugar River Outfitter’s vehicle and delivered to the lunch stop and camp site. You are encouraged to bring water bottles and snacks with you while you paddle. Preparing food is up to the campers to do. In short; bring your food, drink and clothes…. We will handle the rest!