The Best Stand Up Paddle in Wisconsin

Looking for the best stand up paddle in Wisconsin? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Wisconsin. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top stand up paddle spots in and near Wisconsin

  • Superior, Wisconsin

    Hike to Big and Little Manitou Falls in Pattison State Park

    4.0
    2 mi
    Pattison State Park is a Northwoods paradise. Home to Big and Little Manitou Falls, water is a main attraction here. Big Manitou Falls is across the highway from the main park (accessible by a tunnel) and is the fourth tallest waterfall east of the rocky mountains. This is a great place to start ...
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  • Necedah, Wisconsin

    Camp at Buckhorn State Park

    3.5
    Buckhorn State Park is located just off of Interstate 94, halfway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis. The park occupies the end of a large peninsula that cuts into the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River.Forty two backpack sites line the outer ring of the peninsula, arranged in clusters of ...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp on Madeline Island

    5.0
    The largest of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, Madeline Island is about the size of Manhattan, but extremely sparsely populated and a great place to explore a north woods ecosystem. The best way to get to the island is by ferry from Bayfield to La Pointe. From La Pointe, it is about a ten minute dri...
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  • Madison, Wisconsin

    Kayak Lake Monona

    I like to put in at the Camp Randall Rowing Club Brittingham Boat House located at 617 N Shore Dr, Madison, WI 53703.  There’s a dock and free 3 hour parking.  Once in the water just paddle straight towards John Nolen Drive and go under the bridge and you’ll be in Lake Monona. Keep going and soak...
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  • Madison, Wisconsin

    Catch a Sunset at the Memorial Union

    5.0
    Being a native Wisconsinite, I think the most quintessential thing to do in Madison is beers and a sunset at Memorial Union Terrace on Lake Mendota. There’s plenty more to do right at the Union too, including world famous ice cream,  kayaking and other water sport rentals at Hoofer’s, live music,...
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Beach day at Bradford Beach

    There are not many sandy beaches in the lovely state of Wisconsin.  This might be the best one.  If you are from Wisconsin, you also might consider Lake Michigan an ocean when you are craving a real ocean.  And it comes close!  Even though it’s not on a real ocean, this beach has it all. There’s ...
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin

    Kayak Lake Wausau

    5.0
    Kayaking on Lake Wausau lends to many adventures with bird watching at the Rookery as one of the most rewarding. On the south end of old Snake Bridge, now called McCleary on 17th Avenue, a small landing on Mallard Lane provides a less crowded location to drop your kayaks and easily park. Here you...
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  • Madison, Wisconsin

    Relax at Bernie's Beach

    There’s plenty to do here: relax on the beach, walk the neighborhood, soak in the views of the Madison skyline, bring a kayak or SUP to get on the water, or go for a swim.     Always be sure to check the blue-green algae levels before swimming in a Madison lake. That can be done here.  Thankfully...
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  • Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

    Camp at Crystal Lake Campground

    An incredibly popular campsite that surrounds Crystal Lake and that offers access to Muskellunge Lakes. The State Park off County Road N, near Sayner, is great for bike enthusiasts and families looking to dip their paddles into the blue waters. Prime campsites include high, dry ground with level ...
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