Connecting Sauk Prairie to Devil's Lake State Park


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Construction of the Great Sauk State Trail began in 2017. The trail utilizes part of a former railroad right-of-way transferred from Union Pacific to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.


A trail pass is required for all bikers and roller bladers, 16 years of age and older. The trail pass fee is $5 / day or $25 / year. Trail passes can be purchased at the trail (near the Ruth Culver Library) or at the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Prairie du Sac Village Hall, Sauk County Clerk's Office and the Sauk County Parks and Recreation Office. 

Currently, parking to access the Great Sauk State Trail is available at the intersection of Water Street and Washington Street, next to Ruth Culver Library. There is no fee to park here. 


A portion of the proceeds from permits purchased at the local vendors listed above or at the trail will directly benefit the Great Sauk State Trail.

Happy trails!

Friends of the 



The Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail was established in 2015 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, with a mission to enhance, promote, manage and advocate for the continued development of the Great Sauk Trail, a nearly 13 mile multi-use trail connecting the Sauk Prairie community to Devil's Lake State Park, Wisconsin’s most visited state park.

To make the trail the world-class attraction it should be, the friends group aims to raise $1.0 million. The Friends group has already provided funding for the first two phases. The group is also charged with enhancing the trail by installing signs, art, benches, and other amenities to make the trail experience safe, educational, and – most importantly – unforgettable.


To pursue this mission, the Friends of the Great Sauk Trail depend on contributions from people like you. Consider making a tax-deductible donation or volunteering

your time.


Mail donations to:

Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail

c/o Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce

109 Phillips Boulevard

Sauk City, WI 53583

To request additional information or to discuss a contribution, email:

© 2019 by Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail. 

Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail