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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 3 weeks ago
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A Great Alternative Route

Get off the interstate at Baraboo and head to the Merrimac Ferry. It's a slowed down pace through... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank missBhaven777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

1  Thank SteveT6029677454
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We have traveled the Merrimac Ferry often as we live close to it. It is definitely a destination place to go. There is ice cream and treats on both sides and nice restroom facilities on the Lodi side. It does tend to get busy on...More

2  Thank Tamijo2018
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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)