Wauzeka

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At Wauzeka, the ancient, twisting Kickapoo River ends as it pours into the Wisconsin River. Here too, is a chance for great paddling, with two liveries proving kayaks or canoes. Explore the Wauzeka Bottoms State Natural Area, part of the Lower Wisconsin Waterway, a mature floodplain forest, or the Kickapoo River Wildlife Area. A short distance from town is the Kickapoo Indian Caverns. Carved by underground rivers and used as shelter for centuries by Native Americans, the ancient caverns glisten with onyx and tower up to sixty feet high, some the largest stalactite chambers of their kind.

The Village of Wauzeka has two parks, totaling about five acres. One of these parks is a river side park with shelter and boat ramp along the Kickapoo River. The school district has outdoor recreation facilities consisting of its athletic complex with football and baseball fields on a separate school property a block west of the school campus. Crawford County has a wayside park along Highway 60 in the western end of the Town of Wauzeka.

Outdoor recreation and open space resources and opportunities for Wauzeka include the significant public lands in the Wisconsin River and Kickapoo River valleys owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The DNR owns more than a thousand acres of hills and shoreland north of the village. These lands are open to public access for a broad range of outdoor recreation, from canoeing, to hunting and trapping, to bird watching. These lands include an old railroad grade which is currently available for walking and hiking. Trails are generating significant leisure time benefits to area communities and the Village of Wauzeka. Such benefits are greatest where the trail is part of a larger network within a significant natural area, typically the river corridor. The junction of the Wisconsin River and Kickapoo River contain this kind of large scale potential of long term benefit to visitors to our community.

The public can access the water from the Lowell Geitz Memorial Boat Landing on the south side of town.

Wauzeka Events

Memorial Day Celebration held annually. Come for the parade, programs at the high school, and memorial ceremony at cemeteries. Ball games are held all weekend, and a chicken BBQ is at the Village Park.

Bingo sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary on the first Wednesday of every month at Century Hall. Soup, sandwiches, chips and desserts are served prior to bingo starting.

Labor Day Celebration held annually, with a parade on Monday. Ball games are held all weekend, and a chicken BBQ and raffles are held at the Village Park.

Basketball Tournaments for fifth through eighth grade students are held annually during the second weekend in December for boys and the second weekend in February for girls.

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