Situated at the entrance of Sauk County, the Sauk Prairie Riverway Area serves as the Gateway to Fun on the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. We are minutes away from Madison, Wisconsin Dells, Devil’s Lake State Park and major highway systems that will take you to other Wisconsin destinations. Whether the Sauk Prairie Area is your final destination or you are just passing through, stop by to enjoy the rolling hills, pastoral meadows, dramatic bluffs, the Wisconsin River, or eagle viewing during winter. Those features are what make this area a favorite destination for vacationers year round. Spend a day hiking in one of our four state parks, take time to canoe or fish our unforgettable river or lakes, or bike our scenic country roads. During the winter months, you can enjoy the eagles that migrate to our riverside community or enjoy a day of skiing at our local resort. Shop at specialty stores featuring unique gifts, antiques, sporting equipment, Harley-Davidson cycles and apparel, and extraordinary wine, cheese and meats. Take a trip on the Merrimac Ferry, Wisconsin’s only free ferry, which accommodates both vehicles and bicycles. Catch a show at the River Arts Center, the community’s 500-seat performing arts theater and gallery exhibit space. All of this and more is right in our backyard!