Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County

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M-13 Milwaukee River - Thiensville Park to Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee

Length: ~ 4 miles - ~ 2 hrs by canoe or kayak - possible rest-stop at 1.5 hrs (River Barn Park)

Description:
Mostly suburban backyards with some class 1.5 mild rapids at water levels below 6.0* but passable at higher levels. Above 7.0* requires control over your boat to keep it in mid-river to avoid fallen trees on banks.
No motorboat traffic on this route.
Winds from N or NW favorable.

Launch at Thiensville Park, below the dam, with parking 20 yds from the river. Toilet in the park at the playground.
Take-out at Canoe landing 40 yards south of the Brown Deer Road bridge, on the left-east side. Parking 55 yd from river. No toilet facilities.

Possible stopover or takeout 15 min earlier at River Barn Park (sign on west side) but not the best takeout with a 180 yard carry to the parking lot. Toilet facilities in pavilion next to the parking lot.

Shuttle via Green Bay Rd to to Thiensville Park, 4.5 miles.

* http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=mkx&gage=cedw3&view=1,1,1,1,1,1