Saturday July 22 at 10:00am
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and the Mississippi Valley Conservancy invite you to join for a leisurely canoe tour through the scenic backwaters of the Black River. Refuge Rangers will guide you along the canoe trail, stopping to enjoy and talk about the variety of wildlife along the way. Please come prepared with sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, and plenty of drinking water.
We will launch canoes from Lytles Landing and paddle to Fred Funk Landing which is 4.3 miles. Please plan on dropping your boats off at Lytles Landing and then bring your vehicle to Fred Funk Landing to park. Refuge staff will be at the landing to ensure boats are secure. Please have boats dropped off by 9:30 a.m. A free shuttle will be available from 8:30a.m – 9:45a.m to take you back to your boat.
Ten canoes, equipment, and life jackets will be available to borrow via pre-registration; registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. All boaters who would like to participate must pre-register by July 20 to allow event coordinators to best plan for event logistics and group safety. Please call Ranger Hallie Rasmussen to register for the event, 608-779-2392.
This event is part of Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s 2017 “Linked to the Land” series of outdoor experiences sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse.
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
La Crosse District
N5727 County Road Z
Onalaska, WI 54650