We’re cleaning the winter dust off the kayaks and getting them ready for another season. We are going to add a couple more kayaks to our fleet this year I think, if there’s enough interest. Many people bring their own, and the park has some as well, so we only have 2 right now for our guests to rent until we decide if we should stock any more.
One of our rental kayaks is a fishing kayak though, which you do not typically find at the park or other rental places. It’s a little longer and sturdier to accommodate a person up to 300 lbs and it has fishing pole holders. Our other kayak is a standard 8 foot enclosed kayak.
There are so many rivers and lakes in Wisconsin, you could not possibly kayak them all in your lifetime. In our area, we have the Baraboo River, which is best to kayak in the spring as it is shallow and can be dry in spots later in the summer if we don’t have a lot of rain. The Wisconsin River is very close by and there are many places to access it for a kayak or rafting. However, BE CAREFUL OF THAT CURRENT! The Wisconsin River has some very strong currents. Definitely do not swim in it, if kayaking or rafting, keep in mind it is going to pull you along quite quickly in certain areas and getting out of the river at certain spots may be a challenge.
If you are an inexperienced kayaker or a leisurely one, we would highly recommend sticking to the thousands upon thousands of gorgeous lakes in Wisconsin. We are close to some really nice ones: Mirror Lake, Lake Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake, Lake Delton, to name just a very few of the more popular lakes in the area.
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March 20, 2020
Spring has sprung. The snow melted last weekend and we have been experiencing a great deal of rain. The daffodils on the hill are poking up to see if it’s time to show off their sunny yellow heads and brighten things up early or not. A bit muddy in the orchard as the frost just went out of the ground, but all in all, a typical spring in this area so far.
Spring Vacation Destinations can be a bit difficult in this area if we receive a great deal of rain and it causes flooding, however, The Barnhouse rental and the rest of the BBO property are not in a flood zone and usually stay high and dry regardless of any flooding in Baraboo or surrounding areas.
The ice went off the pond about a week ago as well, but it is not quite off White Mound Lake yet. Another 2 weeks I’m betting unless we get a quick warm-up around here.
Spring Attractions at BBO:
Watch the daffodils come up, the redbud bud, the birds start their nest-building and the honeybees come out when it gets above 50 degrees during the day and start getting busy immediately. The apple orchard blooms about mid to late May depending on the weather and it is wonderfully relaxing and picturesque to take walks through the orchard and listen to the birds.
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