La Crosse County is known for the bluffs but lest we forget about the other side of things.
With the Mighty Mississippi and it’s back waters, Lake Onalaska, Lake Neshonoc, the La Crosse River AND the Black River, we have plenty of opportunities for those who seek to explore via paddling.
Wondering where you can get equipped for such an experience? These places will hook you up…
Schafers River Rentals
Get out and enjoy beautiful Lake Onalaska and be sure to let Schafers River Rentals set you up with everything you need to have a great time. Rental for canoes, kayaks, pontoons, and fishing boats are all available. Say you want to catch your supper while out on the water? No worries, friend! Schafers is a one-stop bait shop offering fishing licenses, tackle and live bait too. So, whether you’re out for an afternoon paddle or searching for that big fish, they can help you out.
Located on the Black River in Black’s Cove Marina, Rivertown Rentals provides water adventures by renting out Boats, Single and Tandem Kayaks, and Stand Up Paddleboards. Renting is easy! You can book your boat, kayak or stand up paddleboard online here.
Located on French Island in La Crosse, Island Outdoors can help get you on the water in no time. Rentals include: kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, paddle boats, and even hydrobikes. They also have kayaks for sale along with a wide variety of fishing gear, bait, and outdoor apparel. Looking for a little week night pick me up? Check out their Paddle Nights! Every Monday night from 6pm-8:30pm is Divas Paddle night and Thursdays (same time) is Co-Ed Paddle Night.
Black River Express Canoe Rental
Enjoy a day of canoeing or an overnight adventure along the many sandbars on Black Rivers edge. Black River Express Canoe Rental can help you out. You are able to choose your drop off point and length of trip. Bring your fishing pole, grill and coolers! There are several options depending on your time frame. Two to five hour trips available or other reasonable drop off sites are available upon request.