Buffalo Lake is a large (2000 acre) flowage lake in Marquette County and is part of the Fox River. Paddling on Buffalo is a fun day trip and if you want to camp somewhere (Buffalo Lake Campground, Highway C), you can extend it to a weekend.
You can either paddle around Buffalo, or go under the Highway D bridge and continue southwest to Endeavor, WI. You can also portage over Highway 22 and take on the Fox, which will take you to Lake Puckaway.
If you have equipment you can park at any of the boat launch areas. There is one at HWY 22, but that's crowded with fisherpeople. Out on Hwy C there is another launch with parking area.
Rendezvous Paddle and Sports is right on hwy 22 and sells and rents a great selection of kayaks and canoes, paddles, accessories, fishing supplies and great breakfasts and lunches.
If you paddle the Fox to Puckaway, you can stop at River's Bend which is a perfect stop for a food and beverage stop. There is a kayak/canoe take out area just east of the large dock/pier area. If you continue down to Lake Puckaway, you will find Good Old Days which is a full service bar and restaurant.
Highway 22 north from Highway 51 north out of Madison, WI.
Highway 23 west from Fond du Lac/Oshkosh
Highway 23 east from Interstate 39 north out of Madison.
Rendezvous Paddle and Sports
608-297-2444 or www.rendezvouscanoe.com
- Trip Duration: Day Trip
- Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water