Great Sauk State Trail opens, links to Devils Lake

SAUK COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) – On Thursday, Sauk County will cut the ribbon on Phase 1 of the Great Sauk State Trail.

The ceremony will be located behind the Ruth Culver Community Library in Prairie du Sac on Thursday at 2 p.m.

According to the release, the Secretary of the DNR Dan Meyer and Secretary of the DOT Dave Ross, along with Craig Culver, Lea Culver and Jeff Koss from Culver Franchising System Inc. will be at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“This new world-class trail will provide Sauk County and the State of Wisconsin with additional recreational opportunities for residents and tourists, strengthen the local and regional economy, and provide the needed momentum to plan for and develop future trail phases,” said Marty Krueger, Chairperson of the Great Sauk Trail Commission and Chair of the Sauk County Board of Supervisors.

According to the release, the Great Sauk Trail – Sauk Prairie segment will be organized into three trail units. The Badger Unit will be 6.75 miles long and will begin on the east side of the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad. The Prairie du Sac – Sauk City Unit will be 5.17 miles long will begin at the southern boundary of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant and will continue through Sauk City and end at the Wisconsin River Rail Bridge. The Dane County Unit will be 1.68 miles long and will begin where the rail bridge crosses into Dane County.

To learn more about trail construction, click here.