3 watersport equipment rentals in Madison

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3 watersport equipment rentals in Madison
Nikki Hansen
Lake Wingra

Brittingham, Wingra & Marshall Boats

Brittingham Boats (on Monona Bay), Wingra Boats (on Lake Wingra) and Marshall Boats (on Lake Mendota) rent out canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, stand-up paddleboards and more. All three locations are open every day until Labor Day, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. wingraboats.com.

Rutabaga Paddlesports

From the doorstep of Rutabaga Paddlesports you can take a rental vessel onto the Yahara River north to Lake Monona or south to Lake Waubesa. Rutabaga also offers paddling instruction, even for children. rutabaga.com.

UW Rentals

After enjoying a juicy brat on the Memorial Union Terrace overlooking Lake Mendota, stroll next door and rent paddleboards, kayaks and canoes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Paddle west along the shoreline to Picnic Point or east toward Tenney Park. Check the website for summer hours. union.wisc.edu.

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