Vernon Marsh, Waukesha County, WI | est. 2008 ~ Education | Preservation | Restoration
Non-members may RSVP for an event however members receive preferential treatment if space is limited. Individual memberships are $20 and family memberships are $30. Membership Application
Tentatively Saturday August 7, 2021. 8 am to 11 am Trail Hike led by DNR
June 12, 2021 Friends of Vernon Marsh Fox River Paddle Day
Time: Launch time is at 10:00 am. We will actually start
launching at 10 am and continue until all watercraft are launched.
Assistance will be available.
Route: The Fox River from Waukesha to Mukwonago through the Vernon Marsh. See the attached map. The
trip will take approximately 4-5 hours, depending on water levels,
speed, etc. Please plan accordingly. There are no portages along this
Bring your own silent sport watercraft (canoe, kayak, SUP, other) or
rent one. All are welcome. Unfortunately, we won't be providing any
free canoes or kayaks this year. If you don't have a watercraft we've
included information from our favorite partner, Prs Watersports, below
If you rent from Jon, he will deliver and pick up your rental, and
provide life vests and paddles. It can't get much easier than that, and
the price is very reasonable for a full day on the water.
Put-in Location: We will be launching from a new location this year, Fox River County Park on Hwy H and Lawnsdale Rd. in Waukesha. Here's the address: W264 S4500 River Road, Waukesha, WI 53189 There's
plenty of parking. You will need a Waukesha County Park Pass to enter
the park. You can purchase a pass at the kiosk at the park entrance. A
daily pass is $6 per car (cash or check)
Take-Out Location: We'll
be paddling the Fox River Park to the Vernon Marsh and then through the
marsh to the Mukwonago River. At the Mukwonago River we will make a
right turn and paddle a short distance upstream to the take-out on Holz
Parkway in Mukwonago.
What to Bring: Bring
water, sun screen, camera, dry bag. Dress for the weather, wear a hat,
and water shoes. Bring and wear a mask if using our arranged shuttle.
This event will take place in light rain. We will cancel the event if
heavy rain, storms, or lightning are forecast.
course, when paddling rivers there's always the question of "How do I
get back to my car?" There is limited parking available at the take-out
spot, so if you'd like, feel free to arrange your own shuttle.
However, we are working on providing free shuttle transportation from
the take-out spot on Holz Parkway back to Fox River Park at regular
intervals. We're finalizing details right now so we'll let all
participants know as more information is available.
Questions: Call Allen Stasiewski at 414-507-8358 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is free but an RSVP is necessary. Send RSVP, by responding to this email or call the number above. We
will need the names of all members in your party, a key contact email
and/or phone number, and the expected number and type of watercraft you
will be using or renting.
To rent watercraft, call Jon at 262-424-9805 or emailPrsWatersports@gmail.com(mention Vernon Marsh Rentals). Jon can help you decide what to rent based on your experience.
5 - Old Town vapor 10's ($30)
2 - Lifetime Triton Angler sit on top fishing kayaks (275lb capacity) ($28)