Great Sauk Trail Meeting This Wednesday

Great Sauk Trail Meeting This Wednesday

If you’re interested in bike trails in Wisconsin, if you’re interested in the Sauk Prairie Recreational Area, If you care about the future of Sauk Prairie & Baraboo’s economy, If you love the 400 and the Elroy-Sparta Trails, you may want to be in Prairie du Sac on Wednesday, September 24th.

The Great Sauk Trail Planning Commission is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, September 24th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the River Arts Center located at 105 9th Street in Prairie du Sac, WI., to get your opinions on the proposed Great Sauk Trail. The proposed trail would run about eight miles from Sauk City through the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area (Formerly Badger Ammo) and into Devil’s Lake State Park, primarily along the unused rail line. The Planning Commission is looking for feedback on the potential route, trail users, restrictions, amenities or any other thoughts you may have.

The long goal many area state residents are working toward is a trail connecting Madison to Baraboo, then over to the existing trails starting with the 400 State Trail in Reedsburg.  The Great Sauk Trail is an important step along that line. Figuring out how the trail will be used, where it will travel through the SPRA and especially up over the bluff to connect with Devil’s Lake are choices that could use constructive input from anyone who cares. The decisions made along the way will have long term effects on the growth of outdoor recreation and the general economic health of our part of the state for decades to come.

If you’ve got a little time check out this fly-over video of the proposed trail route from Mazomanie to Devil’s Lake State Park.

 For more information on this event please contact Jenny Erickson at the Sauk County UW-Extension Office at (608) 355-3250 or

For More Information Click Here: (Great Sauk Trail Proposed)

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  1. Joe salemi

    I had no idea that the Great Sauk Trail is being planned. We spend at least 10 summer trips per year in the area between April and November paddeling , fishing, camping usually at Devils lake but sometimes on sandbars on the river. I have paddled that river 22 times in the last 5-6 years. We have been doing this for 40 years and have often commented on how great it would be to have a bike trail that goes along the lower Wisconsin Riverway. What a spectacular place!!!
    Paddeling the river between sauk and spring green is one of the best thing our family has shared over the years next to skiing together. Having a trail that goes all the way from route 14 to devils lake would be a boon to the communities it passes through and just a much needed enhancement to a beautiful but under utilized area.
    There SHOULD be a bike route here. Good luck in your endeavor and please keep us posted.
    Joseph salemi

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