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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eagle viewing especially during cold icy mid-winter superb below the Sauk Prairie Dam when open water becomes scarce and open water persists there. Great viewing at VFW Park/boat launch in Prairie du Sac or at the dam site half a mile upstream. If skiing at...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank coptrdrivr
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I love the river,but it's tricky, it Rises and falls quickly. If your an Experienced kyaker it's great but I wouldn't recommend for a novice due to the undercurrents.many people will camp on the sand outcrops but will find the island almost gone in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank millie w
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Beautiful area, with a great brand new trail by the river. Looking forward to the new brewery restaurant on the river too.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Wunderthausen
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a great destination for eagle watching, canoeing and Sauk Prairie festivals. Eagles come during the winter because the water is always open below the dam.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Daniel R K
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

A lot of fun for beginner level river adventure fun. Not very deep from Sauk City to Arena. There is a river access to Ferry's Bluff in two spots. If you're going to be doing sandbar camping make sure you know the Portage dam water...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank alexlJ8036PZ
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We caught fish of multiple species, floated on a beautiful river with tremendous scenery on both sides, enjoyed the laughter of different groups who stopped on the sand bars, and had the best time. It was one of the best days we've had in months....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Had such a amazing time sleeping in the tent on a sandbar enjoying the warm air and cool river just loved hearing the fish flopping it was a beautiful time

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank nastassja b
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Canoe, kayak or fishing boat, you'll have fun. Tube rides are available, eagle watching can be fruitful, camping is another choice off what you can do on the river. Or you can go to one of several restaurants that have a view of the river...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank TravelersAH
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Gently flowing with serenity! Take the ferry across is a fun time. Easy to camp out in various areas. Just walking it's banks and enjoying is peaceful!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Diane A
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I wanted a spot I have have a good chance to capture some Eagle shots for my photography, The areas below the dam provide some great opportunities. But you can also go further down river as well. Keep in mind the colder the winter the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank llemke
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