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Beloit has great options for kayaking!

Beloit offers excellent places to go kayaking! The city is located at the fork of the Rock River which flows down from Northern Wisconsin all the way to the Mississippi River, and the Turtle Creek River which flows down from Turtle Lake near Milwaukee and enters the Rock River in Downtown Beloit.

Nature at the Confluence
Nature at the Confluence

Therefore, Beloit is a central location for watersports such as kayaking, a beloved past time for Beloit residents and locals. The rivers are surrounded by beautiful landscape and foliage.

Paddle Adventure Club
Brooke from Paddle Adventure Club

In addition, Beloit has three kayaking and canoeing launch areas. One is located in Downtown Beloit on the Rock River at The Landing Park also referred to as John Rose Canoe & Kayak Launch. From here you can see Downtown Beloit from a unique angle. Schollmeyer Park has a canoe and kayak launch just up the Turtle Creek River which is the perfect place to paddle down through the Turtle Creek Floodplain Preservation and Park, which has idyllic scenery in all seasons. Lastly at Sweet Allyn Park in Turtle, WI has the best launch to view the Tiffany Bridge located one or two miles up the Turtle Creek River.

If you don’t own a kayak but would like the experience of kayaking up and down the Rock and Turtle Creek Rivers, the Riverside Park Paddleboats & Concessions rents kayaks out on an hourly fee. Open when season permits, a one person kayak is $5 an hour.

Kayaking near Tiffany Bridge
Tiffany Bridge

Looking to view a piece of architectural history? The Tiffany Bridge, located over the Turtle Creek River in Turtle, WI, is home to the oldest stone arch bridge in Wisconsin! Built in 1869 by the Chicago and North Western Railway, it continues to serve its initial purpose as a rail bridge for the Union Pacific Railroad! The bridge is stunning with its five arches and beautiful stonework. The best way to view Tiffany Bridge is to kayak up the Turtle Creek River from Sweet Allyn Park which will you in awe of the amazing structure while being surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Paddle Adventure Club, LLC

2539 Clifcorn Drive
Beloit, WI 53511
P: (608) 313-5467
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Paddle Adventure Club offers 2-hour guided kayak outings for adults only (unless specified). Each route is scouted to ensure your safety. Bring your own kayak or rent one. is included in the rental fee and is offered for $5 extra if you bring your own kayak.

Rock River Access

John Rose Canoe & Kayak Launch
136 West Grand Avenue
Beloit, WI 53511

Turtle Creek- Sweet Allyn Park
7149 S. Co. Trunk Hwy J
Shopiere, WI 5351

Schollmeyer Park
2767 East Trail Drive
Beloit, WI 53511

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