Lake Wisconsin - A Great Lake

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Lake Wisconsin is part of the Wisconsin River system and was created by the Prairie Du Sac dam completed in 1924. Construction of the dam, which began in 1915, took almost ten years to complete. The Merrimac Ferry (which is located 1.5 miles from The Cabin) started in 1844 before Wisconsin became a state and was run by the second settler in the village of Merrimac, Chester Mattson. After the creation of Lake Wisconsin in 1924, the surrounding counties of Columbia and Sauk took over the ferry and made it free to the public. The ferry runs 24 hours a day when the lake is not frozen, and the mile long trip takes about ten minutes.

For more information about Lake Wisconsin and the surrounding area, click on 'Area Attractions' on the links to the left, or visit the Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce's website by clicking here.