Hatfield Dam Whitewater Release, Sept 14th + Red River Sept 15th

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 - 8:00 am through Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 - 8:00 pm

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Hatfield Dam Whitewater Release, September 14th

Why does this summer keep dragging on? I just want some simple splishy splashy whitewater good times.

Come join me for a fun little class II run down the Black River on Saturday September 14th. This will be a single day trip up to Hatfield, WI (~2.25 hr drive).


We are now making this a two day trip with the canoers! https://events.hooferouting.org/event/71587 Saturday will still be on the Black River but we will drive east to camp out and run the Red River on Sunday. 

If you wish to only participate in one day of paddling LET ME KNOW BEFORE YOU SIGN UP. 


R2 or higher in a kayak (we may be able to accommodate R1 paddlers with approval and enough safety boaters). Contact me if you are have an R1 rating and want to attend.


My objective of this trip is for R2 paddlers to become more comfortable reading and running class II rapids, surfing in features, and get practice rolling their kayak in rapids


Fuel:  $20-25

Food: You will be responsible for your own lunch and bring some money for dinner on the way home.


-Depart Madison on Saturday September 14th no later than 8:00am

-Surf, spin, splat, and squirt our way down the Black River from 11am-3pm

-Drive east and camp out somewhere in central Wisconsin Saturday night

-Paddle the Red River Sunday Sept 15th

-Return to Madison Sunday(but not until I get my Culver’s burger and concrete mixer) around 6-7pm


 Let me know if you can drive and transport kayaks!



Bryan Wathen


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