Baraboo Area Canoe & Kayaking

Paddling on the Upper Dells in Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin is a paddler’s paradise with thousands of lakes & rivers to choose from. Here in central Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake is popular not only for its natural beauty but because power boats are not a concern. Once outside of state park, paddlers need to share the waterways, but what wonderful waterways!  Below we’ve listed the most popular paddling destinations within a few miles of Devil’s Lake State Park.


  • Paddling The Baraboo River – At one time the Baraboo River was blocked by 4 dams.  Today they have been all removed making the Baraboo river one of the longest stretches of open river in the country.

  • Paddling The Upper Dells of the Wisconsin River – Amazing beauty best viewed by paddlers during the off-season when it’s safe for small human-powered craft.

  • Paddling The Lower Wisconsin River – Kick off in Sauk-Prairie just 15 minutes south of the park, and paddle your way to the Mississippi!

  • Mirror Lake – Mirror Lake is located near Wisconsin Dells, in Mirror Lake State Park. Lots of wildlife, dark forests, sandstone cliffs, and a strict no-wake policy make Mirror Lake a wonder to explore by canoe or kayak.

* Tips – We offer a variety of tips for paddlers on our Big Map. Just look for the blue canoe icons for boat landings, points of interest & important tips!

Local Canoe/Kayak Rentals & Outfitters

Baraboo River Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Address 106 Freedom Street North Freedom WI 53961 Phone Number: 1-608-737-1100 Website: Visit Our Website!

Wisconsin Canoe Company

Address PO Box 401 Spring Green WI 53588 Phone Number: 608) 729-3383 Website: Visit Our Website!