Suburban “backyards” most of the way.
This route is mostly class #1 flat water with some class 1.5 rapids. You may scrape bottom in low water, i.e. below 6.5*. Winds from North are favorable.
Launch at canoe landing 1 mile south of Saukville on Hwy O. Landing is ~30 yd. from parking. No toilet.
Take-out at handicapped-accessible boat landing at Veteran Memorial Park in Grafton on right side of the river before Hwy 60 Bridge. Toilet facilities are available. Parking is 100 yards from the landing on 13th street, one block north of Hwy 60/ Washington Street.
Important for those wishing to continue downstream south of grafton
The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail Map (2018) indicates a portage of 1,200 feet from Grafton Veterans Park to continue downstream on the Milwaukee River. This portage runs across busy Hwy 60 and a commercial area, then to the river behind an old mill. It may be difficult to find the re-entry next to the mill parking lot, because it is down a 30’ bank, making boat carry difficult. Launch here is into fast water below the dam.
Shuttle from Grafton via Hwy O to canoe landing 1 mile south of Saukville, 4 miles.