Waupaca County Q to Brainard's Bridge Park- May 6 ↵
The Waupaca runs swift and clean and offers many segments for good day trips. We're going to launch west of Waupaca where the river crosses under CTH Q and travel just over 7 miles to Brainard's Bridge Park. Along the way, we will encounter some class 1 rapids and a number of rock gardens. This may be the paddle to take your plastic boat and leave the wood or Kevlar at home. We'll follow U.S. 10 at times and pass under a covered bridge.
Please let us know! Tap 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. This paddle costs $10 per participant; 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.
At a Glance
Arrive: Starting at 9:30 a.m., drop gear and passengers at County Q and Cobbtown Road west of Waupaca (no restrooms available). Shuttle your vehicle (drivers only) to Brainard's Bridge Park. Vehicles that can carry the most people serve as shuttles back to the launch. (The $10 fee will be waived for shuttle drivers.)
Launch: 11 a.m., County Q landing.
Land: Brainard's Bridge Park, ETA 2:00 p.m.
Lunch: After paddle, meet us at the Wheelhouse.
Difficulty: Intermediate. Some ripples, swift water and rock gardens.
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 several municipal and private campgrounds near the marsh..
NEWP members may arrange to borrow club boats. Public rentals are available from these vendors: