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White River — Wautoma, WI

Trip Overview

Put in is a gravel lot. No ramp, kind of steep river bank. Great little stretch of river. Lots of tight turns, decent current (for a new paddler like me). Very quiet, road noise every now and again. Travel through a mix of woods, grasslands and a couple residential spots. Fair amount of brush overhangs and some fallen partially across the river. One spot with two fallen trees across – we got out a floated the canoe under it. A few submerged rocks (old concrete) scattered. Two foot bridges with clearance and one culvert at Cottonville Rd (we floated right through. Lots of what I assume are brook trout, but didn't have time to fish. After Cottonville Rd the river turns to a weedy flowage. Very shallow at the beginning. We took out at the boat ramp at Pine View Rd. Also a gravel ramp a little NW from Pine View Rd.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Number of Portages: 2
  • Portage Description: We made one wrong turn into a little offshoot and had to portage across some muck/sawgrass.
Fallen trees – most partially across the river. One spot fully span the river. Culvert at Cottonvill Rd. plenty big enought o float through.
Nova Craft Prospector 15′ SP3
Decent current, plenty of water. Shallow at flowage.

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