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Walworth, WI
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Social Paddle Club

Join this fun group on great water adventures! We explore streams, rivers and lakes around Walworth County and the surrounding area. Our paddles are typically about 2 hours followed by a stop at the nearest place to grab a bite and something to drink. After all - we enjoy paddling... and we also love talking about it!



Date Location Time Type
Sat, May 19 Turtle Creek 8:00 AM Adult paddle
Wed, May 30 Whitewater Lake 5:15 PM Adult paddle
Sat, June 9 White River 8:00 AM Adult paddle
Tue, June 26 Turtle Creek 7:30 PM * "Dark paddle"
Sun, July 8 Nippersink Creek 8:30 AM Adult paddle
Thur, July 26 Eagle Springs Pub/Lulu Lake 7:30 PM * "Lighted paddle"
Sun, Aug 19 Yahara River 8:30 AM Adult paddle

Notes:
June 26 "Dark Paddle" - We'll be paddling the Turtle with minimal lights. It's a great time to see wildlife and enjoy a relaxed moonlit paddle.

July 26 "Lighted Paddle" - Bling out your kayak with lights! It's not a contest... but pride will be on the line for the best creative use of lights. You must be 21+ for this one.

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Rentals
$15 Kayak / Paddleboard
$25 Tandem Kayak / Canoe


Guide: Charlie Vandebogert
$10 - advanced registration required
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Things to Know

Are rentals available?
We have partnered with a local outfitter who provides affordable rentals. He'll deliver & pick them up. He's also our "land crew" and helps ferry people back and forth. To rent, make sure you indicate you need a rental when you register. Lifejackets are included in the rental.

I'm a beginner, can I sign up?
We do ask that you have some kayak experience. You should be able to negotiate around obstacles, maneuver through small waves, be comfortable performing a "wet exit" and have the endurance and basic paddling technique to keep up with the group for two hours. We also offer Kayaking 101 classes to help get you going.

How long are the paddles?
The paddles are typically 5-7 miles. We try and keep our time on the water to 2(ish) hours.

What can I expect on different water bodies?
If we are on lakes, expect waves from boats and the wind. Streams & rivers may have small rapids, obstacles, and current to deal with. Each has it's own challenges.

Can I bring my kids?
We do offer the occasional "Family Paddle" where we encourage you to bring the kids. It's great family time! With our adult paddles, well... sometimes adults just want to be around other adults. (Yes, we know your kids are the most mature/smart/accomplished kids around. Still - our adult paddles are for adults.)

Should I being money?
Yes. There may be launch & parking fees that you'll be responsible for if required. (We try and have that info in advance). Don't forget about grabbing some food afterwards.

What else should I bring?
A dry set of clothes, a dry bag to hold your stuff, sun screen, bug repellent, hat, sunglasses, water, granola bar, footwear, and of course your kayak, paddle & lifejacket.

Can I bring alcohol?
We highly discourage it while on the water. If you want to drink on the water - get a tube and float on your own time. We prefer enjoying a responsible beverage afterwards with our friends we made while paddling.

Why do we charge to paddle?
We pay our guide to scout out the water body a day or two before our trip. Our guide then leads our group for the event itself... so they're paddling it twice. That's worth something!



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