Wisconsin River Reservoir System Recreation
Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company operates the Wisconsin River Reservoir System under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license. Since 1907, we have been storing and releasing water in 21 reservoirs over the seasons for water conservation, flood control, low flow augmentation and regulation of a uniform flow in the Wisconsin River. Recreation is one of this vast resource's greatest public benefits. WVIC provides many recreation opportunities at our 21 reservoirs. Here are links to more information about a few of our more popular recreation facilities.
The 92 miles of the Wisconsin River from the Prairie du Sac Dam to the river's mouth is a wide, sandy stretch of free-flowing river that is well known for its scenic beauty and recreational value. In 1989 the State of Wisconsin formed the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board (LWSRB) to manage this area. The LWSRB has a website explaining the Lower Wisconsin River and its plans for managing the area. Click on the logo below to visit their site.
Our historic marine railway has been operating since the turn of the century for the convenience of residents and visitors. The hoist will safely carry all craft over our Burnt Rollways dam between the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes, the largest chain of freshwater lakes in the world, and the Eagle River chain.More