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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Paddle in the Parks on Black Earth Creek

Event Dates

  • Thursday, 08/11/2022 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Event Description

Join Dane County Parks staff on this 3.8 mile paddle on Black Earth Creek.  Enjoy a late afternoon paddle on Dane County waterways.

This event is free if you bring your own boat. We have five canoes available to rent for $20 each. Each canoe can hold up to two adults (paddling) and 1-2 children if seated. A PFD must be worn at all times while out on the water. Rental boats will include PFDs.



The route is about 3.8 miles long.  This paddle is more advanced than previous events, so paddling experience on moving water preferred.

5:00-5:15 - Boat drop off at Olson Road Bridge (GPS 43.156186, -89.776394 )
5:15-5:45 - Park vehicles at Lion's Park in Mazomanie (GPS 43.179047, -89.804631). Dane County Parks van will shuttle you back to your boats at the Olson Road bridge.
5:45-6:00 - Remarks/Safety Talk
6:00-8:00 - Paddle the creek from Olson Road to Lion's Park in Mazomanie

If you are bringing your own boat, you do not need to register in advance. If you would like to rent a boat from us, please register online at: please register and pay onlineRegistration is required in advance to rent canoes.

Event Website


Boat drop off at: Olson Road Bridge near Mazomanie

Contact or (608) 224-3604

Categories: Health & Fitness, Parks