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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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Little Lake Butte Des Morts

Relax as you go with the flow from the lake to the mouth of the Fox River, crossing Neenah and Menasha into Appleton!

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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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Used Gear Sale

The time has come for us to renew our fleet of kayaks for next season! We are selling our used gear in October for great savings! Single and tandem kayaks are available. Gear is well-loved (AKA used), so kayaks have scuffs and/or scratches, but are in good working condition and will still be able to […]

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Heritage Hill State Historical Park

We recently experienced a rainy, windy day and were looking for a new adventure. So we took a quick drive to Green Bay to visit Heritage Hill State Historical Park. For those of you who have never visited Heritage Hill, it is a living history museum! It is home to several “communities” – groups of […]

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Rapid Classifications

RAPIDS!! Ahhh, they can be so much FUN!!! But you don’t want to just jump into it – moving forward prepared and aware is best! Otherwise you may end up at the hospital instead of grabbing pizzas. Staying safe, knowing the route one will be paddling is smart, and classification of rapids helps with this […]

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Kayaking World Record

Short and sweet – we recommend getting on the edge of your seat and check out this 3+ minute video! This kayaking world record is a massive undertaking by professional kayaker Tyler Bradt living life to the fullest!! This paddling world record was set on April 21st, 2009 in Washington’s Palouse Falls State Park at […]

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Guest Blog – American Cancer Society 2018

This week we are excited to give the spot light to our local chapter of the American Cancer Society! On July 20th we will be supporting them with a fundraiser excursion – check out the poster to learn more or click the ‘Book Now’ button below to join the fun! Enjoy their article to learn […]

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A Magical Wonder: Harry Houdini

  A magical wonder, great escape, and beautifully entertaining; although this describes the Fox River very accurately, today we are talking about our local legend – Harry Houdini! A world famous escape artist, Harry Houdini inspired wonder and imagination in a time before TVs, cell phones, and modern cynicism. Although born in Eastern Europe in […]

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MARVEL: The Great Lakes Avengers

Stop day dreaming about being Spider-man. Move over Tony Stark – the real Avengers are around the Great Lakes! Most might not be aware of this Marvel super-hero dream team, but check them out! The GLA team is made up of four heroes:   Mr. Immortal (Craig Hollis) Dinah Soar (Dinah Soar) Big Bertha (Ashley […]

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Fourth of July Fireworks Paddle

We are excited to announce our second annual Fourth of July Fireworks Paddle! Check out the following details about the event: Start Time: 7:00 PM End Time: Shortly after the fireworks, around 10:30 PM Meeting Location: Nicolet Boulevard Beach More Info: We will be enjoying a full Sunset Paddle prior to relaxing and enjoying the […]

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Guest Blog – Local Author Alissa Cottrill with ‘A is for Appleton’

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 Alissa Cottrill! The author who created a fun local themed children’s book titled ‘A is for Appleton’! We were […]

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Book Report: Paddle-to-the-Sea

Book Title and Author: Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling Main idea of story: A young boy carves a wood paddler in a canoe and sets him off on a voyage through the Great Lakes to reach the Sea! Follow Paddle’s adventure as he visits a new location on every page! Main characters in the book: […]

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