Part 3 - Woodyard Slough Map

The canoe trail takes a south-westerly turn into Woodyard Slough. The slough got its name from the times of the steam-driven paddle wheelers. The fuel of choice for the paddle wheelers was found along the banks and backwaters of the Mississippi River. Wood, harvested by pioneers and early entrepreneurs, was stored along the shore of this wide body of water. It was easy for the paddle wheeler to pull into the large calm body of water and fill up with wood to continue its journey.

Watch for the sign that advises you that this is the end of Woodyard Slough. No Friends of Wyalusing State Parks canoes or kayaks are permitted on the Mississippi River. This is for your safety and the safety of the rescuers.