The Merrimac Ferry will complete its final crossing of the 2019 season at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 18.
NOTE: Between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesdays, the Merrimac Ferry will be closed for refueling. This closure is weather-permitting and subject to change.
Merrimac Ferry crosses the Wisconsin River between Sauk and Columbia counties. The ferry generally operates April to November. The Merrimac Ferry, Wisconsin's only FREE ferry:
- Shuttles WIS 113 traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week, between Okee on the east bank and Merrimac on the west.
- Holds 15 vehicles at a time, in addition to bicycles and pedestrians, and in 2018 ferried over 239,783 vehicles across the river.
- Takes about seven minutes for a single crossing.
Note: Hazardous materials, including but not limited to, agricultural nitrogen, propane in excess of 100 pounds, and fuel in excess of 100 gallons, are NOT allowed on the vessel.
Emergency and/or planned maintenance closures of the ferry will be posted on the
511 Wisconsin Travel Information website. Learn
how to receive closure alerts directly to your email.