Benter's Bluff View Canoe Rental Title Bar Ruth Bender, the original Canoe Lady,  began  Bluff View Canoe Rentals over 30 years ago.
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Welcome to the Bender's Bluff View Canoe, Kayak and Tube Rental website. If you are seeking a day of fun and relaxation, we suggest taking a canoe or kayak trip down the beautiful Wisconsin River. Or, if you just want to get wet and have fun during those hot summer days we also offer tube rentals, so you can have the coolest party on the river.

With Bender's Bluff View Canoe and Kayak Rentals, you can begin your adventure ahead of the crowd, at our private river landing near the Ferry Bluff Eagle Refuge located southwest of Sauk City. Rental rates include paddles, life preservers, seat cushions, a map of the river, and a shuttle ride back to your vehicle. We specialize in river trips for both small and large groups and offer excellent group rates.

If you wish to float the river by tube, you will begin your journey at the Sauk City Canoe Launch about a mile south of the old railroad bridge. From there you will float a leasurely 6 miles to our private river landing. Here you will rejoin your vehicle and begin your trip home.

For the adventurers who only want to get away from the city and experience nature, we also offer tent camping, RV camping, and cabin rentals along the river. You can explore the lower Wisconsin River by day and relax in peace and tranquility by night. From our campground you can fish, explore, or hike to the top of Ferry Bluff for a fantastic view of the river.

Make a reservation online by selecting the link above. You can also call (608) 544-2906 after 6:00 p.m. CT and talk to Cindy Bender personally.
Hope to hear from you soon!

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It's a sure bet that you will have a wonderful time on the river, so just do it!

Glass and Fireworks Prohibited on the Wisconsin River

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Mailing Address:
E 8551 Bender Drive
N. Freedom, WI 53951

Site Address:
E 10032 Huerth Road
Sauk City, WI 53583

Phone: (608) 544-2906
Fax: (608) 544-2916

Important Notice:
Check on our Facebook Page for information about when we will be opening for the 2014 summer season.

We rent float tubes icon
We rent inner tubes
$15 all day, includes life jacket

We have RV camping icon
Tent camping & RV camping is available

Our cabins sleep 1 to 4 persons
We rent cabins that sleep
1 to 4 persons
Canoe, kayak or tube the Wisconsin River
Bender's Bluff View Canoe Rentals
Approximate Paddling Time
Canoe Launch
6 miles
4.5 hours
tube rental
6 miles
2.5 hours
1/2 to all day
6 miles
2.5 hours
Spring Green
23 miles
8 hours
1 night
Spring Green
23 miles
8 hours
2 nights
Lone Rock
26 miles
11 hours
1 night
Lone Rock
26 miles
11 hours
2 nights
38 miles
14 hours
2 nights
Pt. Andrews
50 miles
18 hours
3 nights
60 miles
22 hours
4 nights
76 miles
28 hours
5 nights
***We do not pick up from Arena***

These are the most popular outings offered. We specialize in groups of three or more canoes and can provide group discounts; however, advanced reservations are required and we have a new cancellation policy. We offer weekend and weekday outings all summer long. Call Bender's Bluff View Canoe Rental at (608) 544-2906 during the evening hours between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM CT everyday, and talk to Cindy Bender. You can also make an easy reservation online by selecting the link above. Remember to ask for Group Rates.

**There will be an additional fee of $20 per night per boat, on any trip.

Watch for turkeys on the river

See turtles on the river
Canoeing is a fun way to exercise
Wisconsin River Map
Watch for eagles along the river
Click here for a printable version of the River Map
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