Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board Press Release
MUSCODA—The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board will sponsor a series of canoe outings on the Wisconsin River in early July. The large voyageur replica canoes commissioned by the State of Wisconsin in conjunction with the sesquicentennial in 1998 will be used for the trips led by Riverway Board Executive Director Mark Cupp that will explore different segments of the river from Prairie du Sac to Bridgeport.
Seating is limited to 14 people for each excursion and reservations are required; a waiting list will be developed in case of cancellations. Participants should bring their own beverages and food (no glass containers are allowed). Lifejackets and paddles will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own personal flotation device.
Cupp said, “The voyageur canoe trips are intended to provide participants with a taste of the scenic beauty and natural character of the riverway. There will be a sandbar stop during each trip to allow for discussion of the riverway project and the associated archeological, historical and natural resources. The Riverway Board is looking forward to introducing people to the magnificence and wonder of the lower Wisconsin River.”
Cupp noted small groups may sign up for the trips but should do so early to assure adequate space is available. Cupp said scouts and youth groups are welcome to participate. To make a reservation or for more information, contact the Riverway Board office at (608) 739-3188 or 1-800-221-3792.
The schedule for the canoe trips is as follows:
- Tuesday, July 2: 5-8 p.m., Muscoda to Port Andrew
- Wednesday, July 3: 1-4 p.m., Port Andrew to Boscobel
- Saturday, July 6: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wauzeka to Bridgeport
- Monday, July 8: 3-6 p.m., Gotham to Muscoda
- Tuesday, July 9: 5-8 p.m., Prairie du Sac to Mazomanie
- Wednesday, July 10: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Lone Rock to Gotham
- Thursday, July 11: 12-3 p.m., Spring Green to Lone Rock (limited seating)