Recreation and Parks
Fort Atkinson offers an abundance of year-round recreational opportunities for every season. The meandering Bark and Rock Rivers both lead to the 10,500 acre Lake Koshkonong, where fishing and boating opportunities are abound. The city’s beautiful bike and pedestrian trail along the Glacial River Bike Trail runs directly through our historic downtown, which can also be used for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter. The bike trail features a series of bronze sculptures and offers scenic views of farmsteads, prairie flowers, wetlands, woods, streams, and a rustic, red covered bridge built with recycled timber.
Snowmobiling, fat bike riding and ice skating are available to winter enthusiasts in our surrounding parks, ponds and nearby Lake Koshkonong. For the adventurer, try skydiving canoeing or kayaking while taking in our beautiful scenery. Stroll along the Rock River on Fort’s riverwalk or take a scenic walk after shopping or dining in our downtown district.
Known for its rolling hills, mature trees and magnificent lake views, the historic Koshkonong Mounds Country Club is a challenging 18-hole, semi-private course that golfers can enjoy.
Our Family Aquatic Center features 175 feet of water slides, two pools, fountains and wet-sand playgrounds for children of all ages. The Aquatic Center, lighted tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts, archery range and a shelter for barbecues and family reunions are all located in our 113-acre Rock River Park, the perfect place for family fun. Fort Atkinson’s Parks and Recreation Department also offers a year-round schedule of youth and adult activities including softball, volleyball and basketball leagues.
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, there’s always something to do in Fort Atkinson.
Hiking and BikingRiverwalk
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.
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. For more information, visit rockrivertrail.com.
Glacial River Bike Trail
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, 2 Rivers Bicycle and Outdoor
Fun around the lake includes live music, karaoke, meat raffles, dinner specials, and more! Visit koshfun.com for a full listing of events.
Boat Rentals: The Island Bar & Grill,
Address: Island Campground and Bar, W7545 Blackhawk Island Rd Fort Atkinson, WI
Seasonal Hours: Thursday-Monday 11am-Close, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Canoe and Kayak Rentals: 2 Rivers Bicycle and Outdoor
Address:33 W Sherman Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI.
Reserve Canoe and Kayaks online HERE!
Store Hours: Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm, Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Sun: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Fort Atkinson Parks and Recreation
Free concerts by the Fort City Band at Barrie Park's bandshell, over 125 years of community baseball at Jones Park, 9 miles of the Glacial River Trail & Fort Riverwalk, fishing at Lorman-Bicentennial Park & Riverside Park, and impressive picnic facilities. Turn back the clock and bring your kids to the 1832 replica Fort, get active on the many playgrounds & ball fields or enjoy the serenity of the Rock River or Bark River Nature Park.
Outdoor Family Aquatic Center
Amenities include: 175 foot waterslide, Baby Duck waterslide, Whale waterslide, Fish waterslide, Shallow water "beach" entry, 6 lane pool with basketball hoop, 2 diving boards, 3 Jumbo Shade umbrellas, 100+ lounge and deck chairs, sand playgrounds, gaga ball pit, heated water.
Address: Rock River Park - 1200 Lillian Street, Fort Atkinson, WI
Hours: Open June 2, 3, 7 - August 28
Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 4:00pm & 6:30pm - 8:30pm; Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Dorthy Carnes Park
Located at: N3220 Radloff Lane, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
This portion of the park features a rentable shelter, bathrooms, water, kiosk, parking and an observation deck overlooking Rose Lake. The shelter and a ADA accessible packed limestone trail lead to the overlook. The main trails are woodchip or mowed grass. You will also encounter a Turtle Effigy mound as you hike the trails on this side of the lake.
Visitors will find beautiful, groomed trails with restroom facilities. This is also the trailhead for two walk-in, rustic camping sites. Existing Facilities - Parking lot, trails, shelter, electricity, hand pump, picnic tables, restrooms, benches, observation deck, woods, prairie, grassland and wetland.
Busy Barns Adventure Farm
Growing Memories, Harvesting Fun
Make plans to spend the day on the farm as you interact with the animals, play in the corn and straw, sit on the antique tractors, take in a puppet show, scurry down the rabbit hole slide, sway on the pony swings, conquer the corn maze, test your skills on the obstacle and low ropes courses, take a hayride to find the perfect pumpkin and enjoy yummy food and drinks. See you at the farm where "Growing Memories & Harvesting Fun" is our specialty.
W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
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.
W7561 Koshkonong Mounds Road
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
*3.5 miles SW of Fort Atkinson on Koshkonong Mounds Road
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.For more information, visit: wisconsinskydivingcenter.com
N3407 County Highway K
Jefferson, WI 53549
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.
W 7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Book a tee time online, click here!
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 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
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.
Games take place at Jones Park: 615 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI
Baseball Fest: June 14 - 17, 2018
Bowling & Mini-Golf
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!
Address: 1010 Larsen Road, Fort Atkinson, WI
Winter in Fort Atkinson Wisconsin
Located at 550 South 4th Street, East Fort Atkinson features a warming house with restrooms open year-round. In the winter, ice is cleared and trails are groomed for your outdoor adventures! A fire is stoked and rentals are available Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Keep up to date with ice conditions and event hours by visiting, friendsofhaumersonspond.com
- Ice Skating
- Cross Country Skiing
Jefferson County Snowmobile Alliance
"The trail network is extensive and the riding can be prime"
The Rock River Trail - 320 Miles!
Hiking the Rock River Trail
Indian Mounds Park