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Beaver Dam River Beginner Whitewater Paddle – Free Event!

August 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


GREAT NEWS EVERYONE – We are now getting official regular open to the public water flow adjustments from the Great City of Beaver Dam, WI. on the Beaver Dam River!

Beginner level whitewater (Class I). It is recommended that you have some paddling experience in swift moving water, able to read currents and dodge rocks of varying size.

Take advantage of this great contribution to the paddling community from the City of Beaver Dam. They will be setting the flow to a great paddling level for this run.

We will meet across the street from Annabelle’s Ice Cream Parlor (43.455364, -88.841442) no later than 10:00 AM. You can prep your boat on the grass alongside the river. It is part of Cotton Mill Park. We will be setting up the shuttle at 10:00 AM. Don’t be late. It should take about 2.5 hours to make the run.

This is the best river run for many miles in any direction.
Great opportunity to learn a little about whitewater paddling, with many sporty, splashy areas throughout.

Check out this video from one of our previous Meetups –

For those looking for an easier, yet fun paddle, you can catch the group as we paddle past Cooper St. (43.444349, -88.845787). You may park your vehicle on Cooper St. and put in right at the river’s edge. You will need to arrange your own shuttle back to Cooper St. if needed.

Sorry, no small children or pets on this one.
No glass containers or alcohol while on the river.
PFD must be worn at all times!

10:00 AM – Shuttle cars to Hwy J (43.393455, -88.869023)
10:30 AM – Put In at Cotton Mill Park (43.455364, -88.841442)

Take out Hwy J ETA 12:30 to 1:00 PM.

Gear list:
– Canoe or kayak (Not a good run for fancy boats you will get scratches unless you are very skilled in moving water)
– Paddle and a spare.
– PFD/Life jacket
– Spray skirt and/or Bilge pump
– Water and snack
– Sunscreen!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are more than happy to help!

Shuttle map:

WARNING: THIS RUN CAN BE DANGEROUS AT HIGH LEVELS! Please do not think you can paddle this river at any time. There are low lying bridges and dangers associated with flooded rivers throughout this run.


August 10, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Nick Gordon


Annabelle’s Ice Cream Parlor
301 Front Street
Beaver Dam, WI United States
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