Kayak from Tenney Park to the picnic point beach (fire circles # 4 & 5) beach our kayaks there, and have a bonfire, and then kayak back in the night. Fire circle #3 has only a 10 person capacity as it is in the narrows, so I reserved #s 4 & 5 with a combined capacity of 30 persons. They are reserved from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. Park rules require that fires are extinguished by 10:00.
I changed this to launch from Tenney Park, as there are more parking spots available.
The launch is just off Sherman Ave. at the Yahara River.
Below are the Nature Preserve's rules:
Bookings / Details Quantity Please read and be aware of the following guidelines for all picnic point events. RULES for using fire circles: * Fires must be in a designated metal fire ring * Fires must be extinguished by 10PM, when the Preserve closes. * Do NOT bring firewood into the Preserve; it will be provided for you. Wood may harbor destructive insects and diseases. * The use of charcoal or charcoal grills is NOT allowed. * Please respect the needs of other fire circle users; be conservative in use of firewood and keep noise to a minimum. * The use of tent or canopy stakes or anything that disturbs the ground is NOT allowed because of the need to protect the archeological integrity of the sites. * Practice "Carry in, Carry out". Carry out your trash for proper disposal to discourage raccoons and minimize litter in the Preserve. * Catered events are NOT allowed. * Amplified sound is NOT allowed; please respect the quiet ambience appreciated by other users. * Protect the Preserve's natural resources. Please stay on marked trails. Collecting animals, plants, wood, stone, or earth is NOT allowed. * Keep dogs on leash. Please pick up waste. * Alcohol is ONLY allowed for university sponsored events with an approved permit. See Alcohol Beverage Service Permit.
The Madison Kayaking Meetup Group is not an outfitter. We are not insured. We do not provide watercraft. We are a group of members/friends that get together and enjoy paddling all kinds of water, with different experience levels. Therefore, when you paddle/travel with us you do so at your own risk. Your participation is your acceptance of this waiver. - Thank you, Barbara Nice