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Princeton Dam to White River Dam - May 20    Omro egret

This trip takes us through Princeton, an antique shopping stronghold and home to the state's largest flea market. After a stop for an ice cream there, we paddle on to the rural marshlands leading to the White River Dam. We will camp for the night at Mecan River Outfitters west of Princeton on Hwy. 23.

White River Dam to Berlin Dam - May 21  

We start where we left off the day before. We paddle through some of the best bird habitat on the Upper Fox. Our winding route takes us through more marshland and past some very remote vacation cottages.

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At a Glance

SATURDAY

Miles: 9
Arrive: Starting at 9:30 a.m. for shuttle
Launch: 11 a.m., Princeton Dam. Restrooms available.
Lunch: Bring your own and eat on the water.
Land: White River Dam. No restrooms available. ETA 3 p.m.
Difficulty: Intermediate for distance and lack of early take-out spots.

SUNDAY

Miles: 10.5
Arrive: Starting at 9:30 a.m. for shuttle
Launch: 11 a.m., White River Dam. No restrooms available.
Lunch: Bring your own and eat on the water. ETA 3:30 p.m.
Land: Berlin Dam
Difficulty: Intermediate for distance. 

Safety

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

Mecan River Outfitters west of Princeton.

Boat rentals

NEWP members may arrange to borrow club boats. Public rentals are available from these vendors: