Explore Sauk Prairie

If only every day could include fishing and boating, shopping and culture, and cheese and wine. Oh, wait, it can! Sauk Prairie’s varied experiences cover all the bases, from water recreation and cultural enrichment to culinary indulgences and beyond.

The area has four state parks, one major trail, and ample water opportunities courtesy of the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. History and art are woven into the thread of the region, while award-winning food, wine, and spirits are a chamber signature.

When you’re not camping out under the stars or shredding fresh powder on your snowmobile, perhaps you’ll spot the regal Bald Eagle or toss a trademark cow chip. So much fun, just waiting to be had. Guess that’s why they say Sauk Prairie is “where adventure comes naturally.”


Not to Be Missed … Fire on the River

The Wisconsin River is where all the action is. Boating, paddling, swimming, fishing — the list goes on. But every year on the first Friday and Saturday in July, something really special happens over this waterway. The night sky lights up with a spectacular fireworks display.

To keep you entertained while waiting for the sun to set, there are beer gardens, food courts, and live music, as well as games and activities for the kids. It’s a family affair that has something for everyone. So pack the blanket, bring the dog, and prepare to be amazed.

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Did You Know …

Sauk Prairie is actually a conjoined moniker taken from two adjacent communities: Sauk City and Prairie du Sac. The latter is named after the Sac Native Americans who inhabited the land in the 17th century. And Sauk City, founded in the 1840s, is the oldest remaining incorporated village in the state. Descendants of the area’s very first pioneer settlers still live and farm in Sauk Prairie today.


Why You Should Visit …

Situated along the north banks of the lower Wisconsin River, Sauk Prairie is a combination of rolling prairie land and oak savannas. And this fertile region proved to be perfect for cultivating one very popular product: wine.

Perched on a hillside across from the river, the state’s first winery, Wollersheim Winery, Distillery & Bistro, serves up amazing fare and crisp varietals, with a side of alluring history. Surrounded by old oaks, the estate’s vines were first planted by the Hungarian count Agoston Haraszthy, who later became the father of the California wine industry. How ’bout them grapes?

Discover More About Sauk Prairie

Head over to the chamber’s designated website to learn more about Sauk Prairie’s culture and heritage, places to eat and drink, and spots to play and stay.

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