Imagine picturesque hills and bluffs combined with a weaving, rolling river and quiet, peaceful backwaters. This is Boscobel, Wis.–your outdoor recreation destination. Inspired by picturesque beauty and wealth of natural history, here are the top vacation activities you’ll want to include on your Boscobel Bucket List.
Canoeing, kayaking and camping on the Wisconsin River
There’s nothing quite like gliding through the glassy waters of the Lower Wisconsin River. Embarking on a paddling trip, you’ll be surrounded by the tranquil landscape of Wisconsin’s Driftless Region near Boscobel.
Take your canoe or kayak adventure one step further with a truly unique experience – an overnight stay on a Wisconsin River sandbar. Many are large and dry enough to pitch multiple tents on, making them a perfect campsite for outdoor enthusiasts. Sandbar camping is completely free and offers a peaceful retreat for enjoying the gorgeous scenery.
Hiking, birdwatching and biking around Boscobel
Located in the heart of scenic, unglaciated landscape, Boscobel is an excellent choice for hiking and backpacking trips or thrilling cycling adventures.
Immerse yourself in a world of rolling, forested hills, natural valleys and limestone bluffs. Feel close to nature and explore acres and acres of public wilderness. You’ll find a wide array of native wildlife, such as deer, bald eagles and many fascinating bird species.
You may also want to tour the winding routes of Highway 60, which follows the natural shoreline of the Lower Wisconsin River. Cyclists come to Boscobel from all over the Midwest to snake their way through rustic roads with terrific scenery, making it a definite bucket list item for adventurous riders.
Hunting and fishing Boscobel’s public land
With about 44,000 acres of public land to explore along the Wisconsin River, you’ll find plenty of wide open spaces. Enjoy the area’s most popular outdoor hobbies: hunting and fishing.
Once known as Wisconsin’s Turkey Hunting Capital, Boscobel enjoys a rich hunting history. The area also provides great opportunities to hunt duck and pheasant, small game and whitetail deer.
Wisconsin’s Driftless Region boasts an elaborate network of cold, limestone creeks and streams. Uniquely positioned in Grant County, which neighbors both Richland and Crawford counties, Boscobel is encompassed by 90 Class-1 trout streams.
These tributaries are trout fishing havens for anglers searching for new, consistent areas to drop a line. Did someone say, fish fry?
Historic attractions, unique to Boscobel
Although outdoor recreation is Boscobel’s bread and butter, don’t overlook the town itself.
Historic landmarks such as the Boscobel Depot Museum, Boscobel Hotel and Old Rock School are iconic structures with strong ties to Wisconsin’s military, economy and entrepreneurial lore. In fact, the town is known as the birthplace of the Gideons Bible.