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fantastic free ferry

A true treasure. even when you have to wait a trip or two can grab an icecream or just contemplate... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Fun adventure!

We love taking visitors from out of state or out of town on the ferry. It's nothing very exciting... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Poynette, Wisconsin
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All reviews lake wisconsin free car the ice cream shop cross lake both sides smooth ride free fun takes approximately lake area an hour wait runs hours fun ride out of state a lot of fun lodi cars baraboo
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

A true treasure. even when you have to wait a trip or two can grab an icecream or just contemplate it may makes you slow down and just enjoy being. rare in this day and age. hope in never goes away, have come all my...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Relax732832
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

It's a free ferry that fits approximately 15 vehicles, crossing Lake Wisconsin from Merrimac to Lodi (and vice versa). It takes approximately 7.5 minutes to cross one way. During peak time- weekends in the summer, the line can be quite long, and you can expect...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank missBhaven777
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We love taking visitors from out of state or out of town on the ferry. It's nothing very exciting or a thrill ride by no means, but there is just something about it. Fun for the kids, fun for the adults, and fun for grandma...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Get off the interstate at Baraboo and head to the Merrimac Ferry. It's a slowed down pace through beautiful countryside and a wonderful diversion from four lane divided highway. The ferry crosses the Wisconsin River on a cable drive ferry. It moves quickly, so the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank World-Wide-Badger
Reviewed 1 September 2018

You certainly don't want to travel in this part of Wisconsin without experiencing the Merrimac Ferry crossing. How fun and it's even free! It was a smooth ride and something fun to remember about a trip. It takes only 7 minutes. It's easy to drive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PrincessK1201
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Riding the ferry is a must when in the Lake Wisconsin area. It has operated for years as part of highway 113 during the warm months. The boat takes about 15 cars in a very orderly way. It only takes about 7 minutes to cross,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank norskies
Reviewed 27 August 2018

10 minute ride across Lake Wis and a short drive to Devil's Lake State Park. The Merrimac Ferry is a fun way to see the Lake. Get out of the car and enjoy the ride.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Our family was traveling ,with a destination point of Spring Green, from Green Bay without using a GPS system. So many people seem unable to read a map anymore. Granted GPS is a nice invention but like still being able to address an envelope and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FrozenTundra2013
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Ferry layout is set up nicely with the traffic lanes. Not a super long ferry ride but it was smooth.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RYK-V
Reviewed 5 August 2018

When you drive Highway 113 to Merrimac you come to the Wisconsin River. Instead of a bridge you drive onto a small ferry boat that takes you across to the other side. This ferry operates around the clock and is very efficient. The wait is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cookie J
18 February 2016|
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Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
Correction... this is across the river that does not freeze, but the ferry still runs from April thru November.
Rick O
26 March 2015|
Response from AZboyinWI | Reviewed this property |
No. he Wisconsin River does freeze, (not completely but, enough to be dangerous to this ferry)