Kayaking at Mirror Lake State Park

Kayaking at Mirror Lake State Park

While in The Dells area I checked out a couple waterfall spots but many of the water sources feeding smaller falls are dried up right now. Rather than waste my whole day, I headed to Mirror Lake State Park and got my kayak on the water. Main goal was to test out a new PFD … Read more

Perrot State Park

Perrot State Park - View across Trempeauleau Bay from atop Perrot Ridge

My final stop on the July 2019 road trip was at Perrot State Park in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. I have been camping here the past few nights and sadly didn’t have enough time to explore everything but can 100% guarantee it’s worth a visit. Lots to cover here so buckle up and join me on a … Read more

Merrick State Park

Merrick State Park - Paddling along Fountain City Bay

Last night I arrived late to camp. Several strong thunderstorms threw off some plans so I bailed on that & headed to Merrick State Park in Fountain City, Wisconsin. This is one of the smaller state parks but does offer camping, 2 miles of hiking trails, and plentiful boating opportunities. Unfortunately the entire Mississippi River … Read more

Lost Lake Recreation Area

Lost Lake Recreation Area - Lake reflections

Basecamp for the next several days is at Lost Lake Recreation Area campground.  This is a small site in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest that sits on an 86-acre lake and is a fantastic spot for a quiet family vacation.  I didn’t have much time left today so I did the only thing that seemed reasonable: … Read more

Allen Lake @ Hartman Creek State Park

Allen Lake kayaking @ Hartman Creek State Park

Spent one quick night camping at Hartman Creek State Park.  Mosquitoes were very hungry so I skipped hiking on this trip and instead decided to paddle the small and tranquil Allen Lake.  Not much to share other than a short hyperlapse video from the GoPro Hero 7 Black (today was my first day using it … Read more

2019 Root River Paddle Challenge

2019 Root River Paddle Challenge

Picked up a kayak this year to push further into my Wisconsin waterfall search.  For my inaugural paddle I had some friends convince me to join the Root River Paddle Challenge.  Thanks to high water levels this was a pretty easy 6.5 mile float even for a noob like me.  Only took video using my … Read more