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Shattuck Park to Lutz Park - July 22  P2PLock05

The granddaddy of our paddle series, Park-to-Park gives paddlers a taste of river paddling and the open water of a small piece of Lake Winnebago. Plans still call for the Menasha Lock to be closed. If that is the case on the day of the paddle, we will portage around it. We are trying to get the assistance of a youth group to help with the portage. (Bring along some tip money.) The Lower Fox displays some of the area's most dramatic houses on the way to the landing at Lutz Park and an after-paddle refreshment at the Appleton Yacht Club.

Joining Us?

count me in buttonPlease let us know! Click or touch the button to notify us. It helps us plan but doesn't commit you to the trip. You will register and pay at the launch. Paddles cost $10 per paddler; under 16 free with an adult. Make registration go faster. Fill out your ACA Adult Waiver of ACA Youth Waiver in advance and bring it to the landing. This is a good time to become a member of NEWP for $10 per year.

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Need a ride?


The Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway has two 25-foot vintage wooden canoes available to take you along. They will provide paddles, life jackets and a stout paddler in the stern to guide you. To reserve a spot, visit

At a Glance

Miles: 8.5

Arrive: Starting at 7 a.m., drop off gear and passengers at Shattuck Park and shuttle vehicles to Lutz Park. Take bus back to Shattuck. Last shuttle leaves Lutz at 8:50 a.m. 

Launch: 9:20 a.m., Shattuck Park, Neenah. Restrooms available.
Lunch: After paddle at the Appleton Yacht Club
Land: Lutz Park, Appleton, ETA 12:30 p.m. Restrooms available.

Difficulty: Intermediate for distance and open water. Early takeouts available. Rescue boat support.


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.


High Cliff State Park is the closest state campground.

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