The Friends of the Black River’s Jackson and Clark County chapters are partnering to host an open paddle this Sunday – May 17, 2020. Paddling participants can meet at the Listeman Arboretum at noon. They can then caravan to Ruby’s Landing with put-in at 12:30 p.m. The Listeman Arboretum entrance is at US Highway 10 and W. Second Street, Neillsville. The paddle will go to Wedges Creek. Further paddling for whitewater experienced paddlers will be from Wedges Creek (Highway 95) to Lake Arbutus. For safety reasons, canoe use is not advised for this section of the paddle.
For more information, contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-937-5097, or Jeff at 715-896-5534.
Other open paddle dates this spring and summer have been tentative set and subject to change depending on water conditions.
Clark County: Saturday, June 20, 2020 paddle will be from County Highway H bridge landing to above the upper Neillsville rapids. Meet-up will be at 12 p.m. From there, whitewater paddlers can continue on to the Listeman Arboretum.
A third paddle is being planned for July 25, 2020. Information about the paddle will be released as plans are finalized.
Jackson County: The Lake Wazee public kayak instruction session is set for Sunday, July 12, Lake Wazee County Park beach and will run from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
If the Festival in the Park is held, Friends of the Black River will have the annual Paddle in the Park Saturday, July 4. Open to anyone wanting to try kayaking, the paddling opportunity will be held on the Lunda Community Park’s kids fishing pond from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Hatfield Dam releases for whitewater paddling experience: June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information or to confirm the paddles will be held, contact Jeff at 715-896-5534.