Badfish Creek

Cambridge, Wisconsin 53523

Badfish Creek

Badfish Creek Professional Review and Guide

"One of the best secrets in south central Wisconsin, Badfish Creek has everything you can want in a stream: clear water, swift current, riffles and light rapids, pretty scenery, sandbars, some small hills, a sense of remoteness, and lots of twists and turns. Not for beginners, the Badfish requires solid boat control and river-reading skills. Expect to see deer, muskrats, ducks, geese, turkeys, hawks, great blue herons, fish, and bald eagles.

The creek is a great place to practice reading a river, as there are many shallow spots, typically in the more open sections where the stream widens. That said, it should be noted that Badfish Creek daily receives Madison’s treated wastewater."

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Trail Information

Cambridge
Nearby City
6.8 miles
Distance
Difficult
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Approximately 5 fpm/See USGS gage 05430150. Best at 130+ cfs but can be paddled as low as 60 cfs.
Tidal Information
Possible low water levels.
Hazards/Cautions
Year-round
Season
Camping
Additional Use