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Planning a Day Trip on the Lower Yahara River

Looking for a scenic and relaxing way to explore the Yahara River Valley? Look no further than kayaking or paddleboarding down the Lower Yahara River! Just a mile north of the confluence of the Rock and Yahara rivers lies the small unincorporated village of Fulton. Surrounded by the Yahara River in a thick wilderness that gives way to wide-open fields of rolling farmland, Fulton is less than 15 minutes from Edgerton/Janesville and provides a welcome escape from the hum of the interstate.




Start your day at Fulton's historic general store, where you can grab a bite to eat or a cold drink before heading out on the water. Whether you're looking to spend a full day or just a few hours kayaking, the Lower Yahara River is the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning countryside. Drift Away Paddle Co., a full-service outfitter located in the area, offers kayak and paddleboard rentals to help you get started. With their assistance, launching and taking out is a breeze, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.



The Lower Yahara River is home to an abundance of bird species and other aquatic life, so you'll be escorted downriver by eagles, cranes, blue herons, and even the occasional deer or coyote sighting. And if you have your own gear, Drift Away Paddle Co. can still help you out with their convenient shuttle service to avoid the hassle of multiple cars.


On weekends, parking can be scarce at the Murwin Park launch, but don't worry - there's a hidden overflow lot down the street with a short trail along the river that leads back to the park launch. So why wait? Contact Drift Away Paddle Co. at 608-295-4622 to book your kayak or paddleboard rental today and experience the beauty of

the Lower Yahara River for yourself!

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