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Sea Kayaking to Lunney Lake County Park

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 - 10:00 am through Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 - 3:00 pm

Payment Options:
Food and Camping
Leaders: Anna Arthur
Kendra Nelson

Event Information


Signup will open 9pm Tuesday (9/20)

The SK0 rating and a Standard Swim Test are required to participate.

If you anticipate getting the SK0 rating before the trip this week, or if you have the rating and didn't make the sign up, you can sign up on the waitlist and you may make it on the trip:

Here's your chance to experience 3 lakes of Madison and camp out of a sea kayak! Starting at the Union on Saturday morning, we'll load up our boats with camping gear and follow the course of the Yahara River for 10 miles, passing through lakes Mendota, Monona, Wabesa, and Kegonsa. We'll pull ashore at Lunney County Park and hike a short distance inland to our campsites, or drive depending on campsite availability. On Sunday, we'll return the way we came! We will plan to meet at the boathouse at 8am on Saturday and hope to be back around 7pm Sunday night. 

The cost of the trip is $25. This covers food and campsite fees.




10:00 am - Meet at the boathouse in Memorial Union. We will gather our gear and pack our kayaks.

11:30 am - Launch from Memorial Union

12:30 pm - Arrive at Tenney Locks. Portage across the road to the channel connecting to Lake Mendota. Stop for lunch along the way somewhere.

4:00 pm - Arrive at Lunney Lake County Park. Load kayaks onto the trailer and drive to campsite. Set up tents, make dinner, and explore for the rest of the night.


8:00 am - Make / eat breakfast at the campground and pack up camp. Afterwards, drive kayaks down to boat launch and pack kayaks

10:00 am - Begin paddle back to Memorial Union

12:30 pm - Lunch on the water.

3:00 pm - Arrive back at Memorial Union. Unpack kayaks and clean up gear. Celebrate that we paddled a lot!!!


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Registration Type Registrations Remaining
All Participants 4 2