JUNE 26-27, 2021: Two days exploring the High Falls and Caldron flowages
NOTE: The Sunday paddle has been moved from Boat Landing #6 to Boat Landing #7, which is directly across the lake from Boat Landing #6. Boat Landing #6 is under construction and currently closed. (When completed, it will be a very nice launch location.)
Challenges: Putting up with some of your fellow paddlers or being overcome by the natural beauty.
Meet: After 9:00 AM
Note: A Wisconsin vehicle admission sticker is required to enter the park.
Challenges: May be some motorboat/ jet ski traffic in this area, and more natural beauty.
Meet: 9:30 AM
Launch: Landing #7 (Out-and-Back)
Fee: $15 per adult, for one or both days of this event. Under age 16, free with an adult. Fee covers ACA event insurance and marketing costs. No one is paid. Any proceeds to the NEWP.
- All participants must wear a personal flotation device (PFD or lifejacket) at all times while on the water.
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the paddle or during lunch stops.
Members of NEWP can arrange to borrow a boat by contacting a member of the Board. Several boat rental businesses operate in the region.
This has become an annual getaway weekend of paddling, camping and a big potluck barbecue. No, this isn’t a whitewater trip. The flowage is where the raging “Pesh” is tamed into a beautiful lake surrounded by wilderness-like rocky beauty. Saturday we leave from Landing #13 and head to Landing #12, where the river enters the impoundment. After a stop for lunch, we head back to Landing #13 and the Tommy Thomspon State Park campground.
For those that are interested, we’ll gather for a group brat and burger cookout at the Woods Lake picnic shelter, which is near the park office. We have reserved the shelter and will ask for a nominal contribution to cover the cost of brats, burgers, buns and basic condiments. Beyond that, please bring a side salad, dessert or other dish to share.
Our SUNDAY trip will be a bit different prior year trips, as an out-and-back paddle from Landing #7. This will give us the opportunity to explore the beautiful upstream areas and also avoid a time-consuming shuttle.
Saturday: Landing #13
Sunday: Landing #7
Preregister with the button above to let us know you’re coming.
Complete your ACA waiver form in advance to save time at the launch.