Recreation

 

Whether you enjoy dipping your feet in the water or prefer dry land, Fort Atkinson has an abundance of exciting leisure opportunities. The meandering Bark and Rock Rivers both lead to the 10,500 acre Lake Koshkonong, where fishing and boating opportunities are all at arm’s length. You can also take advantage of our bike/pedestrian trail that runs directly through downtown, which can also be used for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter. Or try skydiving, canoeing, and so many of our other recreational opportunities. We can guarantee you won’t get bored!

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, there is always something to do in Fort Atkinson!

(*Indicates Fort Atkinson Area Chamber Members)

BICYCLING

As one of Wisconsin’s “Rails to Trails” communities, Fort Atkinson is poised to become a destination for cycling enthusiasts of all ages. Our local trail features a new covered bridge and water fountain, and will eventually be linked to the Glacial Drumlin State Trail, which has over 40,000 users annually.  If you are looking for a place to purchase, service, or rent a bicycle visit, one of our local businesses.

2 Rivers Bicycle and Outdoor*

BicycleWise and Sports Fitness

JEFFERSON COUNTY BICYCLE CLUB

This local group of cycling enthusiasts meets monthly to explore country roads and rolling farm lands in Jefferson County. Beginners, experts, families and singles are all welcome. Projects include updating area bike trail maps, and the annual Metric Century Tour.

COVERED BRIDGE

Located about a half-mile from the Rock-Jefferson County Line, and hailed as a “diamond on a Bike Trail,” the bridge was built by the cooperation of the Jefferson County Parks Department, Craig Roost of Fort Atkinson, and a number of volunteers.

ROCK RIVER LAKE KOSHKONONG ASSOCIATION

Area boat owners and residents with lakeshore properties work to improve responsible water recreation and host events such as the Annual Corn Boil and Raffle and the Lake Koshkonong Bounty Hunt and Fisheree. Visit: www.rkld.org.

JEFFERSON COUNTY INDIAN MOUNDS AND TRAIL PARK

Eleven mounds in this park have been left relatively undisturbed for the last 1,500 years. A walk along the trail provides a glimpse of the sacred traditions of the pre-historic Indians that once inhabited the banks of Lake Koshkonong. Call the Chamber of Commerce for maps: 920-563-3210.

WISCONSIN SKYDIVING CENTER *

Offering experienced instructors and detailed training programs, the friendly staff of this popular attraction has customers training and jumping from airplanes all in the same day. Clients can choose from Tandem, Static Line or Accelerated Free Fall jumps. 920-568-1700

KOSHKONONG MOUNDS GOLF COURSE *

Nestled against the shores of beautiful Lake Koshkonong is one of Wisconsin’s most picturesque and challenging golf courses. Eleven of the rare Indian effigy mounds abut the 18-hole course, located just south of Fort Atkinson. 920-563-2823

SPRING CREEK GOLF COURSE

Featuring a 21,000 square foot putting course, this innovative Par 3 layout offers a unique golfing experience. Triple tee placements allow everyone, from beginners to pros, to take full advantage of the course. 920-563-4499

JEFFERSON GOLF CLUB

Jefferson Golf Club is a 13 hole golf course which features all bent grass fairways, tees and greens and offers golfers the ability to choose to play 4 holes, 9 holes, 13 holes or 18 holes.  920-674-2783

PARKS AND RECREATION, City of Fort Atkinson *

Fort Atkinson’s Parks and Recreation Department offers year-round activities for school-age children to seniors. Complete schedules are offered on a seasonal basis. 920-563-7781

ROCK RIVER CANOE CO.

Located on the riverwalk in historic downtown Fort Atkinson. Available for purchase are custom-built boats, outdoor equipment and other unique gifts.

RIVERWALK

Stroll along the Rock River on Fort’s newly constructed riverwalk. With access from Main or Water Streets, take a scenic walk after shopping or eating in our downtown district. Or, simply take a break on the benches and enjoy the beautiful landscaping along the river.

ROCK RIVER TRAIL

The mission of the Rock River Trail Initiative is to establish and support a Rock River Water Trail along the 320-mile river course from the headwaters in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, to the Mississippi River at Rock Island, Illinois, and a separate Rock River Scenic and Historic Route on roads within the river corridor to provide access for all to the natural resources, recreational opportunities, scenic beauty and historic and cultural assets of the Rock River Valley.  (from rockrivertrail.com)

ROCK RIVER LANES and KING PIN ADVENTURE GOLF*

Bowling and miniature golf in one location. What a great active way to spend some quality time with your friends and family! 920-563-9511

FORT ATKINSON GENERALS BASEBALL*

The Fort Atkinson Generals are part of the largest adult amateur baseball organization (Home Talent League), which was founded in 1929 and continues to thrive today with approximately 45 teams in South Central Wisconsin.