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, cycling, 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 on the followling link to learn how to safely enjoy the Wiscsonsin River

River Safety

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

For more informations regarding the Lower Wisconsin Riverway:

Lower Wisconsin Riverway

Help keep our beautiful natural areas and parks clean.  Carry out and dispose of trash properply.  Thank you

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

Visitor Guidelines

Note: The entire northern unit, consisting of Ferry Bluff and Cactus Bluff, is closed to all entry from December 1 to March 31 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:

Trail Uses and Etiquette






Visit the Sauk Prairie Trap and Skeet Club

E11102 Sauk Prairie Road

(608) 643-4844

Sauk Prairie Trap and Skeet Club website

Places to stay, dine and drink:

The Skyview Motel

S9645 US Highway 12, Prairie du Sac
Sky View Motel Prairie du Sac
Skyview Motel website

Hot Dog Avenue

Dine in, carry out, and drive through window.

E11394 Us Highway 12

(608) 460 – 2958

Hot Dog Avenue

The Shop Fair Valley

(formerly Pape’s Fair Valley Inn)

Dine in, carry out and curbside pick-up

Opening April 18, 2023

E9708 State Road 60

(608) 643 – 6124

The Shop

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