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.

Sid’s Bay Boat Rentals

Sid’s Bay Boat Rentals in West Salem, WI offers pontoons, fishing boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards for rent. Sid’s Bay is located on HWY 16 on beautiful Lake Neshonoc. Maybe you had an amazing time out on the water and can’t seem to part ways without a new toy…they can help with that too! Sid’s sells new and used kayaks as well as Orion Coolers.

Island Outdoors

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.