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Merrimac Ferry

Merrimac, WI 53561
+1 608-246-3872
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Good View!

There is a great view over Lake Wisconsin! the two different Ice Cream stands are a nice touch... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Tom T
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A great service

We took the ferry several times while on a recent vacation in the area. We never had to wait long... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
John B
Germantown, Wisconsin
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Merrimac, WI 53561
+1 608-246-3872
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

There is a great view over Lake Wisconsin! the two different Ice Cream stands are a nice touch during the hot months. There can be a wait when it is busy

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We took the ferry several times while on a recent vacation in the area. We never had to wait long and taking the ferry saved us lots of time and driving. A great experience.

Thank John B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Little kids loved this short ferry ride and the ice cream at each end. We liked the Merrimac Scoop ice cream shop the best.

Thank Harry N
Reviewed 1 August 2017

It is not often you get the chance to ride a ferry in the midwest, let alone take your car with you. And it is free. Except maybe for the ice cream you get while you wait for your ride. You drive your car on...More

1  Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Looking for something kind of quirky or random? Bet you didn't know that Wisconsin has a free car ferry that operates across Lake Wisconsin. It's definitely something you must do if you're in the area. You can walk on also as well as biker use...More

Thank slsteward
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is a fun way to get back to Madison from the Devils Lake area. Extra good fun with the little ones and wife there being time to grab ice cream!

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This ferry is free to drive your vehicle onto, and it has great views of Lake Wisconsin. It is worth checking out when in the area after visiting Devil's Lake State Park.

Thank longhornjz
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A Free Adventure Awaits You It’s a free ferry ride – yes, free! The powerful Colsac III shuttles traffic from shore to shore across the mighty Wisconsin River at Lake Wisconsin. There are no bridges spanning this river for many miles, so highway 113 transports...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We actually took a 2 mile detour just to go on this ferry as were driving to Devil's lake state park. It was a cool and nice experience to cross the wisconsin river on this all the while enjoying an awesome ice-cream. Don't miss the...More

Thank impulsemews
Reviewed 19 June 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
Cookie J
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
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)