Recreation

 

NOTICE - Spirit Reservoir Dam Tailwater Recreation Site is now temporarily closed during the construction season.  This includes the canoe portage, fishing area, and parking lot.

 

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.

Cedar Falls Campground

Cedar Falls Campground

The rush of the falls. The solitude and pristine beauty of the Willow Flowage. The whispering boughs of mighty pines on thousands of acres of undeveloped forest land. All this is yours at the Cedar Falls Campground. Located in one of Wisconsin's last wilderness settings, Cedar Fall Campground offers hiking in the forest surrounding the campground. Fabulous fishing on the Tomahawk River and the 7,000 acre Willow Flowage. And bring your camera and binoculars because wildlife is abundant.

Burnt Rollways Boat Hoist

Burnt Rollways Boat Hoist

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.


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.

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