Photo escape: A sandy campsite on the Lower Wisconsin River

Sandy Camping on the Wisconsin

Last summer, I canoe camped for the first time. We paddled along the lower Wisconsin River for most of the day stopping to swim and have lunch along the way. One of the most notable qualities of this river is prevalence of gold sand beaches along not its only banks, but also covering the islands […]

Canoe camping on the Lower Wisconsin River

I'm easily distracted by wildlife and pretty scenery.

I love camping and paddling, but until last month, I had never combined the two sports. The Wisconsin River was the perfect introduction to canoe camping. After about a 3.5-hour drive from Chicago, we were greeted warmly at Wisconsin River Outings in Boscobel, which provided our canoe and transport. We piled our gear into their […]