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Spring 2024 - Adult Kayaking Trips (Co-op with Muskego)

 
Spring Migration Kayak Birding Tour
Ice out on Big Muskego is a fantastic time to view thousands of various bird species rivaling the migration spectacle at Horicon Marsh. This Wednesday evening viewing trip is offered to competent paddlers who are prepared to dress for cold conditions and be in the elements of late winter and early spring. Viewing these birds is the primary focus of this trip. Please provide your own binoculars, and seasonal gear. If weather does not permit, we will schedule for Wednesday, April 3rd or when Big Muskego Lake is ice free. We will depart from Boxhorn Launch located at S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive.

Big Muskego Lake Scenic Kayak Tour
Come join the Muskego Recreation staff and our very own Conservation Coordinator guiding you on a kayaking excursion on beautiful Big Muskego Lake.  Big Muskego Lake is recognized as a regionally significant natural area and an Important Bird Area.  Enjoy an evening of paddling this deep-water marsh habitat via kayak to observe nesting colonies of Endangered Forster's terns, nesting Bald Eagles and Ospreys, as well as many other marsh birds and
waterfowl. This trip will require competent paddling ability. Bring binoculars (and/or camera). Attendees are encouraged to bring their own kayak or canoe, paddles, PFD. Trip will commence and end at Boxhorn Boat Launch located at S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive.

Fox River Guided Kayak Tour
Come join the Muskego Recreation staff on a one-way paddling trip down the Fox River. On this evening trip down the Fox River, participants will enjoy 6 miles of secluded beauty of the river starting at the Big Bend Park and traveling to Bobberz Tavern which is located right on the river at 8330 Fox River Rd, Waterford. This section is beautiful in its own right which travels through secluded prairie scenery and is just north of the Tichigan State Wildlife Area.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own kayak or canoe, paddles, PFD. Complimentary shuttling will be available before the trips begins, making your vehicle available at Bobberz Tavern where we finish. The Shuttle will depart promptly at 5:00pm. If you are utilizing your own kayak, you will need to make arraignments to drop your equipment at Big Bend Park Boat Launch before the trips begins and have your vehicle at Bobberz Tavern to catch the 5:00pm shuttle. Additional details regarding shuttle transportation and equipment drop off will be provided prior to trip.

Lulu Lake Scenic Guided Kayak Tour
Come join the Muskego Recreation staff on a paddle into one of Southeastern Wisconsin’s secret lakes, Lake Lulu! This lake is lovely and charming, and the trip will have a sense of adventure and exploration. We will depart on a 5-mile paddle starting at Eagle Springs Lake to find this secret lake, one that’s surrounded by public land in the Kettle Moraine State Forest and protected as a state natural area.  This trip will require competent paddling ability. Bring binoculars (and/or camera). Attendees are encouraged to bring their own kayak or canoe, paddles, PFD. We will meet at Eagle Springs Lake public boat launch off Wambold Road, Mukwonago. Additional details of location will be provided prior to trip.

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Spring Migration Kayak Birding Tour (Bringing Your Own Kayak) 
18y and up N/A 03/20/2024
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Boxhorn Launch - S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive Muskego
$20.00 Res, $30.00 Non-Res
Depart from Boxhorn Launch located at S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive.
 
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Spring Migration Kayak Birding Tour (Includes Kayak Rental) 
18y and up N/A 03/20/2024
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Boxhorn Launch - S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive Muskego
$35.00 Res, $52.00 Non-Res
Depart from Boxhorn Launch located at S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive.
 
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Big Muskego Lake Scenic Kayak Tour (Bringing Your Own Kayak) 
18y and up N/A 05/01/2024
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Boxhorn Launch - S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive Muskego
$20.00 Res, $30.00 Non-Res
Depart from Boxhorn Launch located at S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive.
 
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Big Muskego Lake Scenic Kayak Tour (Includes Kayak Rental) 
18y and up N/A 05/01/2024
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Boxhorn Launch - S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive Muskego
$35.00 Res, $52.00 Non-Res
Depart from Boxhorn Launch located at S90W13976 Boxhorn Drive.
 
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Fox River Guided Tour (Bringing Your Own Kayak) 
18y and up N/A 05/08/2024
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Big Bend Park
$25.00 Res, $37.00 Non-Res
Trip will start at Big Ben Park and traveling to Bobberz Tavern in Waterford. Additional details regarding shuttle transportation and equipment drop off will be provided prior to trip.
 
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Fox River Guided Tour (Includes Kayak Rental) 
18y and up N/A 05/08/2024
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Big Bend Park
$40.00 Res, $60.00 Non-Res
Trip will start at Big Ben Park and traveling to Bobberz Tavern in Waterford. Additional details regarding shuttle transportation and equipment drop off will be provided prior to trip.
 
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Lake Lulu Scenic Guided Kayak Tour (Bringing Your Own Kayak) 
18y and up N/A 05/15/2024
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Eagle Spring Lake Public Boat Launch - Mukwonago
$25.00 Res, $37.00 Non-Res
Meet at Eagle Springs Lake public boat launch off Wambold Road, Mukwonago. Additional details of location will be provided prior to trip.
 
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Lake Lulu Scenic Guided Kayak Tour (Includes Kayak Rental) 
18y and up N/A 05/15/2024
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Eagle Springs Lake Public Boat Launch - Mukwonago
$40.00 Res, $60.00 Non-Res
Meet at Eagle Springs Lake public boat launch off Wambold Road, Mukwonago. Additional details of location will be provided prior to trip.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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