Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Town of Mazomanie Boat Ramp

Description:

Explore the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway where you can find much to do in beautiful settings close to major population centers. You can fish or hunt, canoe or boat, hike or ride horseback or just enjoy the river scenery on a drive down country roads. The Riverway abounds in birds and wildlife and the history of Wisconsin is written in the bluffs and marshes of the area. The Town of Mazomanie maintains a boat landing and public parking area providing access to one of most picturesque and popular stretches of the riverway. The ramp is located six miles downriver of Sauk city, five miles upriver of Arena. A $2 launch fee is required. Annual passes for individuals are available for $20. To obtain an annual pass, please mail $20 and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Mazomanie Town Hall, 711 W Hudson St., Mazomanie, WI 53560

608-795-2920
9988 County Hwy Y, Mazomanie, WI 53560
43.239227 -89.756264
Amenities:
  • Parking
A personal floatation device (life jacket) is required for every person on board a boat, motorized and non-motorized.

WDNR property manager, 608-588-7723

Local Knowledge:
Archaeologists have found evidence of people in the Lower Wisconsin region as early as 10,000 years ago. By 1000 BC, the rich natural resources of the floodplains, terraces, and upland bluffs had attracted people who settled along the riverway. Social and religious gatherings, held in the warmer months when food was plentiful, brought people from surrounding camps together for ceremonies and trade. Pottery making appeared around this time and similarities in design linked the inhabitants of the Lower Wisconsin to traditions along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to the south. (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
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