Rivers Edge Resort

Looking for another reason to visit River’s Edge?


We’re just 2 miles out of Wisconsin Dells, but once you’re here, you’ll love what a difference that two miles makes away from all the hubbub.  There is something for everyone!


Like to fish?  This stretch of the Wisconsin River boasts some of the best fishing in the state, and the midwest for that matter!  Spring time kicks off the start of the walleye run.  Whether you’re looking for a wall hanger or dinner, this part of the river delivers!  Just as the spring run is coming to an end, the white bass start their run.  Want to have a good time, be here right around Mother’s Day!  The white bass have gone after bare hooks!  Minnows work better, but keep your fingers out of the water…  just in case!  And in the middle of the walleye and white bass run, the small mouth bass make their appearance.  Those will bite well into the fall, and getting them over 6 lbs. is every anglers dream!  Then there’s the hook and line sturgeon season in September!  There are not too many places you can catch a fresh water fish as big as the average fisherman!

Don’t know where to start, stop in the River’s Edge Bait Shop and we’ll point out all the hot spots.  Between the public fishing access and areas right from the launch, you are practically guaranteed



Tired of fishing, or maybe that’s just not your thing.  Try the sights!  Enjoying the river in a canoe or kayak is peaceful bliss.  There is nothing but you and the drip off the paddle, the wildlife and those world famous rock formations.  Most everyone who goes out on the river has experienced the majesty of the bald eagle, the guarded and graceful whitetail deer, more than a sly fox or two, and some pretty bold ducks.  They don’t always remember their wild and aren’t above asking for handouts!


Paddling is not your thing?  Sometimes there is so much to do and see, you have to take your travels up a notch.  Try seeing the sights in a boat and motor.  We have 14ft. aluminum boats with 8 hp motors, just perfect for this stretch of river!  Want a bit more luxury, how about a pontoon?  Pontoon boats are an affordable luxury for lounging in the sun, taking in the sights and spending an easy day on the water, so pack a cooler and make a day of it!


Not sold yet?  Too much adventure?  How about tubing?  Give the original lazy river, the Wisconsin River, a chance to fill that ‘just-want-to-kick-back’ goal.  How’s this for the ‘easy level’?

Pack a cooler and go to River’s Edge.  That’s it.  From there, we do all the work.  We take you on a shuttle boat up river, drop you off on a beach and you float back to us.  You’re in one tube, your cooler is in the other tube.  Your biggest goal: relax!  or have fun!  Whatever your priority is, we’ve got you covered!


Ahh, I just heard some grumbling for the Very adventurous.  All this just a little too kicked back for you, because you have your own jet ski and aren’t sure where to go.  Come on down, we’ve got you covered.  The Wisconsin River is beautiful – at any speed!


Yeah yeah, all this sounds really nice for the sun worshipers, right?  But you’re one of those people who need something to do when you’re not in your bathing suit.  I get it…  Log cabins are cool, but log cabins with a roaring fire in the fireplace and temps announced in the wind chills have a whole new meaning.  We have those too, and with hundred of miles of snowmobile trails leaving virtually from your from door, what better way to enjoy winter?!  Don’t have your own sled, we can hook you up with a place that rents snowmobiles.  Snowmobiling too fast?  Consider down hill skiing, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing.  All just within a few miles.


All this is at your fingertips while at the River’s Edge.  The possibilities are endless.  We are family owned and operated resort just minutes from Wisconsin Dells.  We have log lodging, just like what Abe Lincoln had, only with indoor plumbing, of course!  Right next to us is a public park and a public beach, offering nearly 1000 ft. of sandy beach!  If the river is not to your liking for swimming, we do have 2 heated pools for your comfort and enjoyment.  Between the private and public (right next to us) access, the ideas are truly endless!!!


Give us a call,   608-254-7707 or 608-254-6494



1st Annual Youth Fishing Jamboree set for June 5th 2010

LAKE DELTON, Wisconsin – Lake Delton Fisheries Restoration Project founders Ben Hobbins and Dan Small announce Lake Delton’s “1st Annual Youth Fishing Jamboree” to take place June 5th, 2010 at Lake Delton to highlight and celebrate the restoration of the lake area and fisheries. The youth-only event will include 3 waterways -Lake Delton, Mirror Lake, and the lower Wisconsin River. This “learn-to-fish” event will encompass a “youth fisheries biologist” theme designed to illustrate the project’s ongoing, successful efforts to restore the fisheries of Lake Delton.

“The Youth Jamboree highlights and focuses positive attention on continuing Lake Delton restoration efforts and the area’s tourism base,'” said Hobbins.

Fishing will take place from 9 am to 1:00 pm. The all-youth fishing event is for youth under the age of 16 and will start at 9am at Kaminski Park with opening ceremonies and end with a 1 PM closing ceremony by LDFRP team and DNR officials. Activities will include 15-minute youth fisheries biologist clinics preceding fishing. Youth will be taught how to “catch, measure, record and release” all fish caught – as ”youth fisheries biologist apprentices” taking actual fish species surveys on clipboards for the DNR. Scouts will have an opportunity to earn their fishing and related conservation badges (new BSA badges developed for 2010 announced by BSA & ASA’s Future Fisherman Foundation). At 12 pm at Kaminski Park, “shore lunch” preparation will commence for youth put on by area sponsors, clubs, fishing guides and pros. The Jamboree’s outdoor education format is the first of its kind in the USA, culminating with the delivery of youth fisheries biologist surveys to DNR Fisheries biologists and officials at the 1 pm closing.

“Bringing our youth into fishing at an early age helps sustain fishing and raise awareness for the project’s conservation efforts while developing a love for fishing and the outdoors,” said Small.

The 2009 stocking program included release of 20 million fathead minnows and golden shiners, 9,000 11⁄2-inch walleye fry, 1000s each of white catfish, crappies, perch, small and large mouth bass fingerlings, and another 5,000 10-inch walleye fingerlings last fall. “Some of these walleyes and other fish we released will reach keeper size by fall 2010,” said Scot Stewart, WI DNR Fisheries Biologist on the Task Force leading fish stocking in collaboration with retired DNR Fisheries Biologist, Gordie Priegel. The June 5th event will mark the 1st anniversary of commencement of the Lake Delton stocking program, and the second anniversary of the restoration of Lake Delton and the surrounding areas of the Dells. The event was envisioned to celebrate our youth and joint efforts in restoring Lake Delton by partners, sponsors and volunteers and worked together to repair the breech and highway, strengthen the dam, add structure, rebuild and refill the lake, and commence the successful fish-stocking program started a year ago.

“This is the capstone event, highlighting the project and the DNR’s active role in fisheries restoration, conservation, and Lake Delton’s rebirth and rapid return as a vibrant fishery”, said Hobbins.

Major event sponsors include Gander Mountain stores, the Crestliner™/Brunswick Boat Group, Lake Delton’s River’s Edge Bait & Tackle, Schleef’s Bait & Tackle, C&H Distribution of Lake Delton, Dan Small Outdoors, Frabill™, IronClads™ soft bait brands, Lake-Link.com, Lake Delton Sportsmen’s Club, Walleyes North America, Gary Engberg Outdoors of Sauk City, Wilderness Sports and Outdoors of Sauk City, 4-Lakes Guide Services. FLW and Collegiate Bass Fishing team members from around the state are major sponsors and will help provide material and manpower support for the event. Additional sponsors are expected to come aboard to support the event in the coming weeks.

Rivers Edge Lodging

River’s Edge is located along the banks of the beautiful Wisconsin River!

We’re confident you will enjoy the unique atmosphere we have to offer. River’s Edge is located along the banks of the beautiful Wisconsin River and just two miles from the downtown area and all the attractions, including ski hills, snowmobile trails, riding stables and shopping. Most of the units are made of logs, inside and out, just like what Abe Lincoln would have stayed in, with modern amenities.

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Rivers Edge Pub & Grub Family Dining

A unique rustic family dining experience. Only 2 miles from downtown Wisconsin Dells. Minutes away from anywhere in Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton. Log accented building with full bar and 2 dining rooms. Our customers say we are the best kept secret in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy our full bar, and 2 huge dining rooms with an atmosphere you will not forget. Daily SPECIALS. Download our Web Coupon.

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Wisconsin Dells River Tubing

The Original Lazy River
Relax and let the current of the beautiful Wisconsin River take you on an unforgettable journey. Our floating trips take approx. 2-4 hours or take the whole day and enjoy the many beaches and sandbars along the way.

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Boat Rentals

We rent 14 ft. aluminum boats with 8 hp motors, perfect for up to four people. If you’re going fishing or sightseeing, stop in for a price list on the whole fleet. And don’t forget, if you’re a guest for the week here, you get the use of a rowboat or canoe!

Canoes & Kayaks:

Whether you’re looking to do this for two hours or two days, we’ve got a plan! The Wisconsin River is beautiful and full of rock formations that have made this area popular.

Or you may want to consider “The Dam kayak trip.” The kids will have fun saying it, and you’ll enjoy it for the easy pleasure it has to offer. We take you up to the dam, and you paddle/float back here. What a relaxed way to see the sights! Again, we have a separate brochure on this because of all the possibilities, so make sure to ask for one!

Pontoon Boats:

Couples, families and small groups all love pontoon boats. It’s just an affordable, comfortable way to spend time on the river, so pack a cooler and your day is planned!

Fishing Boats:

We are located right in the heart of prime Wisconsin River fishing country. Hook into some game fish while boating next to beautiful Wisconsin Dells Rock formations. Advanced to beginner anglers often catch Walleye, Sauger, Pike, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass and White Striper Bass right near our riverside resort.

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