In Wisconsin Dells, one of the most iconic bodies of water is the Wisconsin River, which has two sections: The Upper Dells and the Lower Dells. The river is separated into these two sections by a dam, and each section of the river offers its own share of recreation and sightseeing. Learn more about the Wisconsin River and why you might want to add it to your list of attractions to see in Wisconsin Dells!

What to Do for Fun on the Wisconsin River

The Upper and Lower Dells each have their own appeal, though many of the same water-based activities can be enjoyed in both sections. Along the Wisconsin River, you can go fishing, swimming, boating, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and more. Many visitors rent boats for the purposes of water skiing and water tubing. The Upper Dells are the major draw for most visitors; however, the Lower Dells also provide visitors access to Wisconsin Dells attractions and opportunities for kayaking and canoeing through incredible coves and inlets, including the Rocky Island area.

Holiday Shores Water Sports offers rental equipment for a variety of water-based recreation. Boats, boat slips, pontoons, wave runners, kayaks, paddle boats, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks can all be rented here. Prices are set by half-hour or hour, starting at as little as $10.00 for an hour-long kayak rental. They also offer guided wave runner tours of the Upper Dells for $100.00 per machine and person. The company’s marina can be found 4 miles from downtown Wisconsin Dells by car or 3 miles by river. You can also reach the company at (608) 254-2878.

Guided boat and “duck” (amphibian DUKW World War II military craft) tours of the Upper and Lower Dells are offered by a variety of local companies, including Dells Boat Tours, Original Wisconsin Ducks, and Jet Boat Adventures. Dells Boat Tours are ideal for scenic cruises, while Jet Boat Adventures and Original Wisconsin Ducks provide faster-paced fun.

Whichever activities you decide to enjoy on the Wisconsin River, you’re sure to have a great time!

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Wisconsin Dells has much to offer during your time here, from the majestic Wisconsin River to a variety of attractions and activities. Find out more about the Wisconsin Dells attractions waiting for you in Wisconsin Dells when you call or email our office about reserving your stay in one of our elite vacation rental homes today!

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