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.