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Address: Sauk City, WI
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US$303.83*
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Self-Guided Wisconsin Canoe Expedition: 35 Miles
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US$503.24*
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Self-Guided Wisconsin Canoe Expedition: 92 Miles
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Self-Guided Wisconsin Canoe Expedition: 60 Miles

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Best time of my life was on this river

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
nastassja b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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

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Merrimac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and enjoy a meal, coffee or a stronger drink. Have fun along the Wisconsin River... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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!

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Thank Diane A
West Allis, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 concentrated the Eagles will be.

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Thank llemke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Wisconsin River is a fantastic river for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and other water sports. It is especially beautiful around the Sauk Prairie area with gorgeous bluffs, and lots of sandbars for picnicking and wading in the water; however, bring your life-jacket because the river has unexpected currents!

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Thank Benjamin K
White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Great place to eat and scenery of Wisconsin River is beautiful. So much for a family to do and camping, boating, tubing, etc. Great place to hold a party such as a reunion, wedding, etc.

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Muscatine, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Fall colors are at the peak right now. Spring and summer or all year their is always something to do. Eagle, camping, snowshoe, ski, wine,brews, food, river, lake, Devels Lake, free ferry, weekend events, Devils Head and we can go on and on!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The Wisconsin River offers fabulous scenery, boating, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, hiking, and more. But please be careful... the river's current and shifting sandbars are a constant risk. Many experienced swimmers have drowned in this unpredictable river. Enjoy, but be super careful!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Try to do a multi-day canoe trip and camp on the riverbanks. We put in near Sauk City and pulled out at Spring Green. Saw only a few other canoes the entire time. The riverbanks were all natural forest... you felt like you were the only person around for miles!

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Thank Kimberly J
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Fishing, fishing, fishing and sight seeing. Islands to party on. People watching at beach parties. Eagle watching. Serenity puts your rider in the mood.

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