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Turtle Creek is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Clinton, Wisconsin that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for bird watching.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 6 ft Route type Point to Point
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Eric Guderyon
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I paddled this section on 7/24/19 and had a fantastic trip. Very clear water, nice current, and no obstructions. I started at South Carvers Rd, 1 bridge up river from the other reviewer as it includes a very pretty wooded section with a nice rock outcropping and very little development. One of the highlights of the trip is the Tiffany Stone Arch Bridge. Built in 1869 it is one of the few 5 arch stone bridges in the world and the oldest stone arch bridge in Wisconsin. Additional this trip is great for doing a bike shuttle as there is a nice flat country road (East Creek Road) that runs right along the river the whole way. The paddle and shuttle are each about 6 miles. The paddle took me just under 2 hours and the shuttle was about 20 mins. There is a small friendly bar, The Shopiere Tap, right across the street from the take out.that has good food and beer For a more in-depth write up on this trip (and 59 more!) see Timothy Bauer's book "60 paddling Adventures within 60 miles of Madison" Ideal levels are around 200-300 CFS, on USGS gage 05431486 (link) much lower than 150 and you will be scraping a lot, too much over 350 and you will probably loose a lot of the water clarity and peaceful nature of this trip

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Lorena Pena
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Rodney Timp
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Kelly Young
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