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Waupaca Chain Paddle

Knight Road Landing to Taylor Lake and back

Perfect weather brought out more than 50 paddlers for this 6.5-mile trip from Knight Lake Landing to the Taylor Lake boat ramp and back again. Along the way, we spotted a pair of barred owls up in the trees, and also saw an eagle, terns and a muskrat.

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trip. You will register and pay at the launch. This paddle costs $10 per participant; under 16 free with an adult. Make registration go faster. Fill out this online fillable form for the ACA Adult Waiver or ACA Minor Waiver in advance abd bring it to the landing. This is a good time to become a member of NEWP for $10 per year plus $25 for ACA (American Canoe Association) membership.

At a Glance

Miles: 7

Arrive: Starting at 10 a.m., arrive at Knight Lake Landing (N 44° 19.706 W 089° 11.445), unload gear and park in lot or on road shoulder.

Launch: 11 a.m., Knight Lake Landing.

Lunch: Pack a lunch and get out to eat at Taylor Lake boat ramp. You can also park a vehicle or arrange a ride here for a shorter paddle.

Land: Back at Knight Lake Landing.

 We may encounter power boats. The distance is moderate. One passage near the start may require that you get out and walk your boat.

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For the safety of all, ACA rules require you must wear your PDF (lifejacket) AT ALL TIMES when on the water and no alcohol during paddles, Bring water, sunscreen and select a paddle buddy.

What if there's weather?

We will paddle in rain. We will immediately get off the water if there is lightning. Check here at our webpage or on our Facebook page if the weather threatens to cancel the event. If you have pre-registered, check your email for updates.


Camping is available at nearby Hartman Creek State Park.

Boat rentals

NEWP members may arrange to borrow club boats. Public rentals are available from Adventure Outfitters in Waupaca, 715-258-0775.