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Rutabaga Paddlesports

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|Retail|Madison, WI 53716

220 W Broadway, Madison, WI 53716

(608) 223-9300


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Rutabaga is the preeminent canoe, kayak and stand up paddle shop in the U.S. We offer hundreds of models of muscle-propelled watercraft for all varieties of activity, from fishing to racing, tripping to day paddles on the local streams and lakes. We're located on the water and offer test paddling every day, no appointment. We are family-owned and operated and do the best we can to give the best service on the planet.

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Stephen Foster on Facebook

20 days ago

07/31/2019, 01:23 AM
Great place to rent some kayaks and paddle boards! Prices are good and great staff
Kim Walker Toney on Facebook

a month ago

07/10/2019, 02:54 AM
So thankful that the Rutabaga name caught my eye while shopping for Werner paddles. I needed a very specific paddle and was delighted to find it on sale at rutabaga.com. Unfortunately, the sale color had been discontinued. To my amazement, Rutabaga honored the sale price and got me a replacement paddle as-good-as or better than the one I originally ordered.
Thank you, Kate!
Scott Strohbusch on Facebook

2 months ago

06/28/2019, 01:40 AM
glad I took lessons and didn't just buy a kayak and just jump into it. Very good instructer.
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Drew Carlson on Facebook

3 months ago

05/21/2019, 02:07 AM
Came there with questions, left there with answers, a paddle, a kayak, and some new buddies. Love this place.
Carrie Koster on Facebook

3 months ago

05/06/2019, 01:48 AM
The folks at Rutabaga Paddlesports are the most knowledgeable I have ever encountered! Multiple employees took the time to go over trailer mounts for the Easy Rider I just purchased, paddles, and PFDs and how each would fit in relation to the new Wilderness Tsunami 140 I also just bought! Would highly recommend to anyone! Love paddling on both Geneva Lake and Lake Como!
Cathy Schoonover Kittleson on Facebook

4 months ago

04/06/2019, 04:02 AM
4/5/2019 maiden voyage in my new Native Watercraft Ultimate Propel FX 13. Love it. She handled the fast current with ease. Thanks Rutabaga for putting me in another great kayak. This is our third Native kayak that we have purchased from you and won’t be our last.
Dave ThreeDogs Kamholtz on Facebook

5 months ago

03/09/2019, 02:07 AM
Big shout out to Connie and Tucker for all of their help at Canoecopia 2019. As a first time paddler, everyone at Rutabaga made me feel like one of the family. I can't wait to get my new Jackson Kayak Tupelo 12 home and for Mother Nature to cooperate! Highly recommend!!! Thank you one and all!
Charlie Wilson on Facebook

8 months ago

12/13/2018, 01:21 AM
Very experienced and well trained staff offering great paddling and camping gear. All good!
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Thank you Charlie for sharing our thoughts!

Marcy Blank on Facebook

a year ago

08/30/2018, 14:06 PM
Super knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Great selection
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