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Address: Sauk City, WI
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Great place to eat and scenery of Wisconsin River is beautiful. So much for a family to do and camping, boating, tubing, etc. Great place to hold a party such as a reunion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
White Plains, New York
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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Great place to eat and scenery of Wisconsin River is beautiful. So much for a family to do and camping, boating, tubing, etc. Great place to hold a party such as a reunion, wedding, etc.

Thank Bobcon05
Muscatine, Iowa
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Fall colors are at the peak right now. Spring and summer or all year their is always something to do. Eagle, camping, snowshoe, ski, wine,brews, food, river, lake, Devels Lake, free ferry, weekend events, Devils Head and we can go on and on!

Thank Bigdawgsx4
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 653 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The Wisconsin River offers fabulous scenery, boating, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, hiking, and more. But please be careful... the river's current and shifting sandbars are a constant risk. Many experienced swimmers have drowned in this unpredictable river. Enjoy, but be super careful!

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Try to do a multi-day canoe trip and camp on the riverbanks. We put in near Sauk City and pulled out at Spring Green. Saw only a few other canoes the entire time. The riverbanks were all natural forest... you felt like you were the only person around for miles!

Thank Kimberly J
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fishing, fishing, fishing and sight seeing. Islands to party on. People watching at beach parties. Eagle watching. Serenity puts your rider in the mood.

2 Thank Funman
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We rented a canoe and two interludes so that we could float down the river, with 3 younger boys. Due to an approaching storm things got a little scary. It became so windy the tubes would not float very easy. We planned to picnic on the eagle island, which is the only approved resting place on the two mile stretch.... More 

Thank ILroadies
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We went to Sauk City area for the reported eagle watching in the area. As the river freezes, access to fish gets more limited and the eagles will congregate on the 1-2 mile stretch below the dam. January to February are the best times if the ice is built up and is also their mating period, so the acrobatics might... More 

Thank Rick B
Madison, WI
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Canoe, hike, fish; it's all here on the beautiful Wisconsin River. Lots of gorgeous solitude and sandbars!

2 Thank SnowWizard
Des Plaines, Illinois
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My gandparents had a cottage on the Wisconsin river (specifically the Lake Wisconsin area. It is where my gandfather taught me how to swim & fish and form the man I am today. I go back and see friends I made decades ago and now our families have grown with the Wisconsin River. They come back and allow me to... More 

Thank k5of6
New Lenox, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We rented canoes from Blackhawk River Runs in Mazomania and paddled downstream to camp on a sandy island four hours later. Loved that spot: the Milky Way, no mosquitos, fish jumping, quiet. The next day we floated and paddled all day, stopping at Bob's Resort for lunch. Lots of people fishing, kayaking, sunbathing. We camped 24 miles downstream on a... More 

1 Thank Jeanne M

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