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Kayak & Stand-Up Paddle Board Activities

Fox River Kayaking Company offers guided excursions and equips independent outings on the Fox River, Lake Winnebago, & surrounding waters. Explore the Fox River with a fun safety guide, or rent the gear for an independent adventure via kayak or paddle board.

Learn more about specific adventures below or call us for a friendly chat!

Little Chute Locks Paddle

Discover the unique kayaking charm of Little Chute, and paddle the banks of its many parks as you take in the natural peace of this water.

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Appleton Locks Paddle

Kayak your way through the locks of Appleton, witnessing unique wildlife, historic paper industry sites, and amazing developments along the water.

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Doty Island Paddle

Kayak through peaceful inlets, Lake Winnebago, and the Fox River channel as you enjoy this scenic adventure that has it all.

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Kaukauna Paddle

Experience a true adventure including low-level rapids, portaging our kayaks, and one of the widest and most scenic segments of the Fox River.

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Sunset Paddle

Enjoy the beautiful sunset from the comfort of your kayak. Venture our local waterways on a relaxing, guided paddle. Perfect for sweethearts and friends.

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Paddle Board Yoga

Try something new as you practice your balancing skills and strengthen your core in this engaging and fun yoga session on a stand-up paddle board!

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High Cliff State Park

Enjoy a Lake Winnebago breeze on a stand-up paddle board or kayak. View the Niagara Escarpment from the water!

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Calumet County Park

Enjoy a Lake Winnebago breeze on a stand-up paddle board or kayak. View the Niagara Escarpment from the water!

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Rental

Explore the water with a kayak or stand-up paddle board independently, and customize the length and location of your adventure.

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Fox River Kayaking Leadership Certification

Experience a day in the life of a kayak guide! This is an ideal opportunity for a young adult who is passionate about kayaking.

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Private Paddle

Looking for a custom adventure? We are happy to accommodate with routes tailored to your group and individual needs!

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Who We Are

We are a team of adventurers that aims to make the timeless Fox River more accessible to the community. We love the rich history and ecology of the Fox River Valley, and we want to share this with you in a safe and fun way. Join us on the water!

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Thank You! See You in 2018!

Thank you for a great kayaking season! Our shuttle and kayaks are packed up and ready to be stored for the colder months! Online booking is open for 2018 & gift cards and t-shirts can be purchased throughout the entire year! We will be checking our emails and voicemail periodically, so do not hesitate to […]

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Kayaking Merit Badge

As Autumn solstice arrives, officially ending the 2017 Summer at 3:02PM Wisconsin time, we are proud to make an exciting announcement!   We kayak a lot! We mean A LOT! But everyone must start somewhere and first times for anything can be nerve racking! Whether you’re preparing for your first kayaking adventure or you just want […]

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Guest Blog – American Cancer Society

This week we are excited to give the spot light to our local chapter of the American Cancer Society! In October we will be supporting them with a fundraiser excursion – check out the poster to learn more! Enjoy their article below to learn how we can all make a positive change in our local […]

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Book Report: The Big Thirst

Book title and author: The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman Main idea of story: The book explores the economic side of water, shining a light on and putting into perspective the necessity of water in our daily lives. Main characters in the story: Many cases are presented throughout the book, in addition to research, studies […]

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is here – the final long weekend of the year before kids head back to school and pumpkin spice season begins – oops, we mean autumn. The sun is shining and the water feels great, but before we get in our kayaks or fire up the grill, let’s take a moment to […]

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A Culture of Safety

We are talking about safety again! Yeah, yeah, it may be boring to talk about, but we care about YOU and want everyone to enjoy the waterways safely so they can chat about their adventures later over a bonfire and s’mores, giggles and more! Today we are going to focus on life vests [technically known […]

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Book Report: Blue Mind

Book Title and Author: Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols Main idea of story:  This book dives into the fascinating emotional, behavioral, psychological, and physical connections humans have with water! Explore the world of water like never before! Main characters in the book: Author Wallace J. Nichols guides you through the waves of research which […]

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Freedom to Portage!

The locks on the Fox River are very popular to paddle through and enjoy (check out our Appleton and Little Chute Locks excursions, which are the most popular routes), but today we are talking about navigating around them! No one likes to get “locked” in place and kayaking is all about freedom of flow! Our […]

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Guest Blog – Surrealist Photography by Emily Showers

We welcome guest blog appearances from all walks of life. We are happy to feature artists, adventurers, writers, and anyone with a story to tell! This week we are excited to give the spot light to Emily Showers! A local photographer with an eye for surrealism and an interesting perspective on photography. We hope you […]

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Preserving Our Local History – River Time

We are honored to have the opportunity to preserve a small piece of local history! Below you will find a YouTube link to the freshly uploaded video we converted from VHS. ‘River Time’ is a short 30-minute video documenting the history of the Fox River and the surrounding area. Made by local volunteers and community […]

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