This 60 mile Sauk City to Boscobel trip is not recommended for the beginner. You can take 3-5 days to complete it. Planning for this trip is of the essence as there are few opportunities to replenish supplies along the way. The trip starts with "prairie paddling" in Sauk City. WRO suggests you avoid starting your trip on a Saturday as this stretch of river on a Saturday and overnight is heavily used and finding a sand bar can be a challenge.
As you move through the first 25 miles you'll begin to see more bluffs that are closer to the water, more treed sand bars and fewer people. Once you pass Spring Green HWY 23 bridge the number of people will drop significantly. The remaining 35 miles are less traveled and a beautiful stretch of river!
While the river is generally shallow, there are drop-offs. Those who are not strong swimmers should always where their life jacket when their feet are wet.
WI River Outings rents: sleeping bags, tents, inflatable sleeping mats, camp tables, camp chairs, seat backs and HIGHLY recommends at least a dry bag.
The river is wide, so shade can be at a premium. If it's windy, it will generally be in your face since you're heading southwest. You'll learn to read the river quickly to avoid submerged sand bars. The most challenging part of the entire trip is making the turn into the Boscobel landing.