Merrimac Ferry (Colsac III)

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The ferry is closed for the season and will resume in spring 2021.

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, 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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​Questions about the content of this page:

Merrimac Ferry Project Team
(608) 246-3872
DOTDTSDSWMerrimacFerry@dot.wi.gov​​​