This is a great scenic area. If you are looking for a peaceful place to go for a drive and take in the sights, then this is the place to go. All of the roads are not maintained so there are areas of dirt roads and dips in the road. They have the areas that you should not be in very well marked. If you go slow and take in the sights, this will take you about an hour to complete.
Took a ride through the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area. The roads are in pretty good shape after the winter. There is heavy farm equipment traffic on the southern roads due to their proximity to US Dairy Forage land. Use caution in this area. Most of the baracades are moved for tractor traffic so use your map to make sure you dont travel off of DNR land. As for the area it self for riding, there is very little to do for RL4wds. The roads are flat and are gravel or paved. Some of the roads are rough due them not being serviced anymore. As I looked around and knowing some of the history of the area, there are many existing trails that could be used for some light off roading with very little impact. There are multiple areas that crawl spots could be added. With very little work, this could be a great low speed crawling area. We just need to convince the DNR of this.
Sauk Prairie State Recreational Area closed! MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – Governor Tony Evers has ordered the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to close 40 state parks, forests, and recreational areas “to protect public health and safety and help flatten the curve.
According to a Thursday morning release, Gov. Evers says the decision was made “due to unprecedented crowds, litter, [and] vandalism” and made “out of an abundance of caution.”
Affected state parks, forests, and recreational areas will close at the end of the day Thursday, April 9, and will remain closed until further notice.
The snow and ice make these trails a lot more fun. The snow is deep in spots and with ice in the tire tracks, the trail is slick. I only went a mile in due to being alone and not wanting to get stuck. Would be fun with a group navigating these snowy trails.