Things To Do

For Dam safety and emergency procedures for anglers, boaters, and visitors near the Prairie du Sac Hydroelectric Dam, click here:


Click here for information regarding the Mountain Bike Trails on the Alliant Property:

Dam Trails at Alliant Energy


The area around the Alliant Energy Dam provides wonderful eagle watching opportunities as well as fishing & other activities.

                Canoe and/or fish the

Lower Wisconsin Riverway.


Click here to learn more about eagles and eagle watching in our area:

Ferry Bluff Eagle Council


Click here for canoe rental information:

Bender’s Canoe Rental



Click here for information regarding fishing on the Lower Wisconsin Riverway:

Fishing on the Lower Wisconsin River

Traverse the Highway 60/Lower Wiscsonsin River Scenic Byway

Hwy 60 / Lower Wisconsin River Road Scenic Byway


Hike Ferry Bluff State Natural Area.

 More information can be found at: Ferry Bluff State Natural Area

Note: The entire northern unit, consisting of Ferry Bluff and Cactus Bluff, is closed to all entry from November 15 to April 1 to protect roosting bald eagles. 



The Great Sauk State Trail passes through the Villages of Sauk City & Prairie du Sac, and the Town of Prairie du Sac, continuing in to the Sauk Prairie Recreation area.  

Trail passes are required and available locally.   To find out how to purchase your pass locally, call (area code 608):
  • Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce at 643 – 4168,
  • or Prairie du Sac Village Hall at 643 – 2421,               
  • or Sauk City Village Hall at 643 – 3932 



For more information click on the following links:





Visit the Sauk Prairie Trap and Skeet Club

Sauk Prairie Trap and Skeet Club website

Places to stay, dine and drink:

The Skyview MotelSky View Motel Prairie du SacSkyview Motel website

Highway 12 Family Restaurant

(Formerly Sauk City Family Restaurant)

(Carry out is also available. Phone (608) 460 – 2079)

Pape’s Fair Valley Inn

(Carry out and curbside pick-up are also available.

Phone: (608) 643-6124)


For other things to do, places to stay and special events in the Sauk Prairie Area visit the Sauk Prairie Riverway website at: Sauk Prairie Riverway

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