Sauk Prairie is Stunning

By Maura Keller | Photo courtesy Sauk Prairie

When most people think of Sauk Prairie, the twin villages of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, the plethora of outdoor adventures and eagles come to mind. But the area is also home to the American white pelican, and features a wealth of waterways and trail systems that allow visitors to find adventures naturally. Hikers, canoers and boaters flock to the region to enjoy a day on the water, traverse rugged trails or paddle to their heart’s content. Anglers are apt to call Sauk Prairie “a fisherman’s paradise,” thanks in part to the many varieties of fish found in the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. For bikers and hikers alike, The Great Sauk State Trail offers riders a 13.1-mile paved trail along the Wisconsin River, through the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area and on to Devil’s Lake State Park, the second most visited park in Wisconsin. Bikers and walkers can learn about the history and ecosystem of the area, and history and environmental signage and art sculptures add a unique flair to the experience of this trail system.

For those looking for a less outdoor-focused experience, the Sauk Prairie Riverway features unique retail boutiques, artisan and antique shops, one-of-a-kind eateries and live music and festivals throughout the summer season.

Visit to learn more.

Summertime Events

June Tunes
Tuesday nights in June

Head to Meyer Oak Grove Park for this free music event and great local food options.

Summer Solstice Festival
June 18

Celebrate the longest day of the year at Jaycee Park in Sauk City with live music, a kid’s area, sporting events and food trucks.

Fire on the River
July 1-2

Fourth of July festivities in Sauk Prairie occur with fireworks reflecting on the Wisconsin River. Experience a great festival and fireworks show.

Witwen Concerts

Witwen Park & Campground hosts free summer concerts with local, regional and national musicians — plus homemade pie.

Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw & Festival
September 2 – 3

The best chips come from Wisconsin’s Dairy-Air! This wacky festival is one you do not want to miss. Join us to throw a cow chip, Wisconsin’s Unofficial State Muffin.

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