Paddle for a Purpose

Kayaks and paddles at Brittingham Boats in front of Lake Monona

Join Clean Lakes Alliance and Madison Boats for Paddle for a Purpose Mondays

Paddle for a Purpose is back! Visit any Madison Boats location on Monday evenings this summer from 4-8 p.m. and 20% of your rental fee will support Clean Lakes Alliance. No advance reservations are needed!

This program will begin on Monday, June 1st and will continue through Monday, August 31st. All proceeds benefit work to protect and improve water quality in our cherished lakes.

“Clean and healthy lakes are essential to our business. We’ve supported Clean Lakes Alliance since the beginning and we are excited to get more community members behind raising funds for our lakes.”

Tyler Leeper, Madison Boats owner

“Getting on the water and paddling is a great way for people to engage with our lakes. Madison Boats is helping us make important connections with people who want clean and healthy lakes.”

James Tye, Clean Lakes Alliance Founder & Executive Director


Madison Boats Paddle for a Purpose Locations

Paddle for a Purpose is held at all Madison Boats locations:

  • Marshall Boats
    2101 Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI  53562
    (608) 228-8333
    Enjoy wide open views of Lake Mendota from its western shore or explore Pheasant Branch
  • Wingra Boats
    824 Knickerbocker St, Madison, WI  53711
    (608) 233-5332
    An all-access pass to the smallest of Madison’s lakes, surrounded by the UW-Madison Arboretum
  • Brittingham Boats
    701 W Brittingham Pl, Madison, WI  53715
    (608) 250-2555
    Try peaceful paddling in Monona Bay and breathtaking urban views of the State Capitol and downtown

Wherever you go, you have the choice of exploring the shoreline or taking your time to enjoy the views! We like watching the sun as it starts to set over the water.


Any rental with a paddle is fair game – try kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddling (SUP). Brittingham Boats even has a inflatable stand up water polo court and all locations have a mega paddle board available for groups!

The helpful staff at Madison Boats will help you get outfitted and give you pointers to get out on the water. Just show up from 4-8 p.m. (call if weather is questionable) or visit the Madison Boats page to plan your trip.

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