Fox River Paddle Sports is located in Village Hall Park directly behind the Waterford Village Hall at 123 N. River Street just steps from the public canoe/kayak launch below the dam.  You are welcome to launch your own paddle craft or rent from us.

The Village of Waterford is easy to reach from all directions.  Highways 20 and 83 pass through the Village crossing the Fox River just yards from Fox River Paddle Sports.  Look for the Waterford Library at the northwest corner of the bridge on Main Street and turn north onto N. River Street.  Look for the signs directing you to Fox River Paddle Sports.

 Highway 36 provides easy access from Milwaukee and Burlington. 

From Milwaukee, take Highway 36 to Main Street and turn right.  Follow Main Street until you get to the Waterford Library. Turn right onto N. River Street.

From Burlington, take Highway 36 north to Highway 20/83.  Turn left and follow the highway signs until you get to the Waterford Library on the west side of the bridge over the Fox River.  Turn right onto N. River Street.

From Racine, take Highway 20 all the way into Waterford.  Turn right at N. River Street on the west side of the Fox River by the Waterford Library.


Free parking is available in Village Hall Park and directly across the river from Fox River Paddle Sports in the Municipal Lot off N. 2nd Street.  The Municipal lot is just a short walk across the Main Street Bridge from the Fox River Paddle Sports rental building.

Suggestions for Paddling Trips

Take-out above the Rochester dam

Heading downstream from the canoe/kayak launch, Whitford Park is just a 1.25-mile round trip making it a nice, easy trip for families and novice SUP paddlers.  You will be paddling upstream against a mild current on your return trip.

The Rochester dam is about 2.5 miles downstream and makes a good spot for a quick stretch and a snack before heading back upstream to Fox River Paddle Sports.  If you have extra time, a side trip into the Wind Lake canal is well worth it.

Fox River Paddle Sports is just a short carry from the public boat ramp above the dam in Huening Park.  Beginners and SUP paddlers may prefer this area for paddling since it has very little river current to contend with. 

Stronger paddlers can head upstream towards Tichigan Lake and the Tichigan Wildlife Area which is about a 9-mile round trip from Fox River Paddle Sports.