Black Earth Creek

Spring Green, Wisconsin 53588

Black Earth Creek

Black Earth Creek Professional Review and Guide

"A spectacular short trip through a glacial valley with constant riffles, a modest rapids, a hilly landscape, and a short run through town, this stretch on the renowned Black Earth Creek will have you coming back for more. Wildlife includes beavers, muskrats, wood ducks, great blue herons, sandhill cranes, blue-winged teals, snapping turtles, trout, and red-tailed hawks.

A few meanders take you past a greenhouse on the left just before the first of several railroad bridges. After more meanders, the creek will bend to the left as you approach two sets of rapids, the first a Class II in high water, the second a Class I. The first has reputable gusto and is good fun; the second, also fun, is easy and nothing to worry about. The first rapid can be easily portaged on either bank, if need be, but running it is irresistible. Catch the eddy on the left and paddle back into the rapid for some fun surfing."

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Trail Information

Spring Green
Nearby City
3.7 miles
Skill Level
2 hours
8 fpm/80 cfs at USGS gage 05406500 is perfect.
Tidal Information
Possible low water levels.
Additional Use

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Oct 2018