Kayak & Canoe Instruction | Guided River Trips

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This Summer

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about driftless

We are a small paddling school located in Baraboo, WI offering kayak lessons on Devil's Lake and guided overnight canoe trips on the Wisconsin River. We strive to make adventure education available to everyone because wholistic challenges in natural environments are life-changing... and irresistibly fun!


Kayak Lessons on Devil’s Lake

$95/person for 4 hours of instruction

A kayak connects your body to the water better than any other watercraft. Learn how to carve elegant turns, slice quickly through the water, or even flip upside down… and back up again! Visit us at Devil’s Lake State Park to paddle and learn in our full-length touring sea kayaks. Appropriate for both scratch beginners and paddlers with some experience, we teach basic to intermediate paddling skills to help you become a comfortable, capable and graceful kayak paddler.

• Learn graceful and effective stroke combinations
• Increase your power and efficiency
• Avoid developing bad habits

Intermediate training in rescue, eskimo rolling and expedition training also available.


Guided Wisconsin River Trips

Overnight trips from $295/person

Our guided river trips take place on the Wisconsin River, from Prairie du Sac to destinations southwest. Choose a canoe or kayak as your craft, and enjoy instruction in paddling, natural history, and overnight camping as we enjoy the wide, sweeping wildness of Wisconsin’s most popular river. Most of our trips spend one or two nights camping on mid-river sandbars, but custom trips can last up to seven days!

Paddling instruction to take you from rookie to accomplished paddler
Boat and boating accessories, including paddle, PFD, coolers, boat straps, etc.
All meals, with customizable menu to accommodate tastes and diets

Participants are responsible for bringing their own camping gear, including tent, sleeping bag, bed roll, etc., as well as weather-appropriate clothing.


Paddle & Climb Multi-Sport

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If you’re looking for lots of adventure wrapped in an awesome package, consider combining paddling and rock climbing for a really great day or weekend. We team up with Devils Lake Climbing Guides to offer these multi-sport trips:

Single Day – Climb in the AM, then paddle in the afternoon
Weekend – Paddle on the Wisconsin River for one or two nights, with or without a guide. Camp in Baraboo on Saturday night, then set out to climb with a guide on Sunday.

Schedule paddling into your plans.

For inquiries or booking requests, please use the form below. Thanks!