The two Wisconsin River towns of Prairie du Sac and Sauk City are so close together they are often referred to as “Sauk Prairie." The towns are a favorite winter destination for birders, as a power plant just north of town keeps a large pool of the river open in winter attracting dozens of eagles who fish those waters. Just across the river, the Wollersheim Winery is a favorite stop for wine lovers any time of year. Follow Highway 12 north of town about 5 miles to the site of the old Badger Army Ammunition Plant. Built at the start of WWII, the plant operated through the Korean and Vietnam Wars but today is being dismantled and the land returned to nature. Across the highway from the plant’s main gate, visit Dr. Evermore’s Sculpture Park. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen; filled with giant, whimsical welded creations – steel animals, birds and spiders made from junk, plus his most famous work, the “Forevertron.” Two miles further north, Devil’s Lake State Park is a favorite for all who love the outdoors. This 10,000-acre gem offers 423 family campsites, 29 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of mountain bike trails, and views of its lovely namesake lake from high atop the park’s 300-foot bluffs.
Baxter's Hollow State Natural Area
Baxter's Hollow features a scenic gorge cut through Baraboo quartzite by Otter Creek, a fast, clear, nearly undisturbed stream flowing over the large quartzite...
Bender's Bluffview Canoe Rental
Canoe & kayak rentals on the Wisconsin River, with shuttle. Advanced reservations required, call between 6-9pm daily.
Wisconsin River Outings - Sauk City
Canoe & kayak rentals on the Wisconsin River, with shuttle. Guided trips from half-day to seven days. Outfitting and guide service for other lakes/rivers in...
Woodshed Ale House
Woodshed Ale House is the Sauk Prairie Riverway's premier destination for craft beer and good times, featuring the best local craft beer, an impeccable wine...
Culver's of Sauk City
Since our first restaurant opened on July 18, 1984, in Sauk City, Wisconsin, Culver's Frozen Custard has earned a growing word of mouth reputation for serving...
Our extensive menu offers a variety of authentic German and American specialties that will satisfy the most discriminating palate. From wiener schnitzel,...
Schools To Get You Cooking
A century ago, cooking classes were more a matter of necessity than entertainment. Today, recipes, diets and cravings spin in other directions, and cooking...
Five Fall Canoe Trips
Canoeing & Kayaking
The only thing better than paddling down a river on a beautiful day, is paddling down a river on a beautiful day under a canopy of colorful fall leaves.
Come Fry With Me: The Wisconsin Fish Fry
Pubs & Taverns
The Friday night fish fry is a Wisconsin tradition. One state insider shares the history behind it – and better yet – the spots the locals go for this culinary...