We are headed out to the beautiful Wisconsin River for a full day (and then some) of kayaking or canoeing – your choice – followed by an evening of camping on a sandbar.
The day will begin at the Spring Green Boat launch at 9 AM. Please meet at the boat launch with your boats and everything you will need for the trip. (If you do not have a boat, but would like to join, please let me know.) We will then shuttle all vehicles to the Otter Creek boat launch. Parking at the launch is free.
Once all of the vehicles have been shuttled, we will pack up our boats and depart for an entire day full of beautiful views, sandbar hopping, swimming, nature and more!
Before the sun goes down, we will set up camp on a sandbar, make dinner and gather around a fire with music and new friends!
In the morning, we will pack up camp and head to the takeout. Takeout will be Sunday AM at the Orion Boat Launch. Total paddle length is 9 miles.
Driving Directions to Meeting Location:
US-14, Spring Green, WI 53588
Full Packing List:
-Canoe or Kayak and paddle
-Life Jacket (with Whistle optional)
-Sleeping bag and pillow (in dry bag)
-Clothes – be sure to pack for the weather forecast, towel, swimsuit and other personal items (in dry bag)
-Personal cooler for food and drinks with ice
-Food for lunch, dinner and breakfast/snacks, along with the kitchen/cooking items you’d need
-Drinks (Please feel free to bring beer or alcohol, but don’t forget water). BUT NO GLASS WHATSOEVER (liquor or beer bottles, pickle jars, etc.). This is strictly enforced by the WI DNR and is punishable by a fine of up to $739. They can and may ask to check coolers. If you’d like to bring something that comes in glass, transfer it into a reusable plastic bottle or container before the trip.
-Headlamp or flashlight
-Garbage Bag – This is a Leave No Trace trip. If you pack it in, you pack it out.
-All registered participants are required to carry a personal hygiene kit which includes a mask/face covering and hand sanitizer.
-Optional but recommended – Dry box for phone, keys, wallet, first-aid kit ( I will also bring one)
If you are registering for this event, we ask that you are 100% committed to attending when you register. If you reserve a spot and are unable to attend, please cancel as soon as possible on Eventbrite. We ask that you try to cancel a minimum of ONE WEEK prior to the day of the event as this allows other women who would like to attend the ability to plan to join us.
** PLEASE NOTE: Ambassadors are not wilderness first aid certified and are not guides. This is a casual get together for shared outdoor enthusiasts. Safety is a top priority; please plan accordingly.
Event Guidelines (for Covid): By registering for this event, participants agree to abide by the guidelines set forth by Women Who Explore which include:
Practice social distancing
Carry a personal hygiene kit (mask and hand sanitizer) and have it available during the event
Refrain from sharing transportation, gear, food or close spaces with others outside of your household
Practice self-awareness and do not attend if you have had any flu-like symptoms, exposed to or have tested positive for Covid in the last 14 days.
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Questions? Please reach out to Mattie at email@example.com with any questions. Can’t wait to see you all and hit the river!