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Merrimac Ferry

Merrimac, WI 53561
(608) 246-3872
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Cool free ferry

You have to take the ferry. Only takes a few minutes. Very fun. You can get out of your car while... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
The absolute best free cruise,

Enjoy, take pictures, smile, ferry driver will indicate your lane to be in. Bicycles welcome... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
John S
Lodi, Wisconsin
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Merrimac, WI 53561
(608) 246-3872
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to take the ferry. Only takes a few minutes. Very fun. You can get out of your car while the ferry is going and walk around.

Thank Queticodude
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Enjoy, take pictures, smile, ferry driver will indicate your lane to be in. Bicycles welcome, load, unload first. Beautiful Viking on both sides of lake.

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you need to get across the Wisconsin River, check out the Merrimac Ferry! In under five minutes, you and/or your vehicle will be transported across the river. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife and be able to observe...More

Thank terrijwin
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

What a pleasure to get on the ferry and cross Lake Wisconsin. So relaxing and fun to watch the kids. Ferry is on time and stress free.

Thank Schlieckau
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Merrimac ferry is a quick, unique experience in this area of Wisconsin. In the middle of the beautiful Lake Wisconsin, Devil's Lake area, this free ferry ride is a must for your vacation. Enjoy a sandwich on the Columbia County side, or an ice...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

It was nice ride with the ferry. It was free and quick. No waiting. It was first time we did it ad we will definitely take a ferry again.

Thank pupicek77
Reviewed 26 October 2016

An absolutely free ferry service from one side of the lake to the other. Beautiful scenery and just such a shame its such a quick trip . Take your camera! Lots of wildlife and native birds.

Thank alanbuck
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This ferry is part of the Highway, so is routine and free. The short ride across the river is an enjoyable break from driving. Worth a side trip.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun way to cross the Wisconsin River on Highway 113. The ferry, the Colsac, takes fifteen cars at a time. On a weekend you may wait for the ferry to make several crossings before it is your turn. From departure to return,...More

Thank aquadroplet
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have to go across the Ferry at least once a year. Pretty drive there and back. Not many things are free anymore and it just nice and relaxing.

Thank Marsha S
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Cookie J
When does the ferry open for the year?
18 February 2016|
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Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
Correction... this is across the river that does not freeze, but the ferry still runs from April thru November.
Rick O
is the ferry open year round?
26 March 2015|
Response from AZboyinWI | Reviewed this property |
No. he Wisconsin River does freeze, (not completely but, enough to be dangerous to this ferry)