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Milwaukee Urban Water Trail

The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail is a route for canoes, kayaks, and other small non-motorized boats on the “urban” portions of Milwaukee's three rivers - Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and Kinnickinnic River. The Water Trail has several access points in Milwaukee County Parks.

Designated Access Sites

  • Kletzsch Park Sluiceway – site near picnic area #5
  • Kletzsch Park Falls – upstream site, just north of Mill Road
  • Kletzsch Park Falls – downstream site, just south of Mill Road
  • Lincoln Park Fishing Pier - 2 launch locations on the East Bank of the river, north of Hampton
  • Estabrook Dam - upstream of the "shark's teeth"
  • Estabrook Dam - downstream site at natural beach
  • Estabrook Dam - portage trail
  • Riverside Park - East Bank access near the Urban Ecology Center
  • Pere Marquette Park - West Bank access
  • River Front Boat Launch - site at South Water and Bruce Street  

Learn more about the Water Trail & download the map

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9480 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)
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