WHAT TO DO
Woodman Lake is located less than one mile from the village of Woodman, WI and extends over 20 acres in the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. It is part of the DNR’s Woodman Natural Area, home to Wisconsin’s largest number of native fish, plants, and wildlife. This natural backwater of the Wisconsin River is protected by it’s “electric motor-only “ limitation and its secluded access keeps it hidden from the everyday hustle and bustle.
The Lake’s long narrow shape makes it accessible to bank fisherman and has several handicapped accessible areas so that all might enjoy the serenity of this beautiful Wisconsin destination. The Lake has been home to Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Catfish and more.
In Woodman Lake’s adjoining marshes, prairies, and wooded areas, it is common to walk up on sand cranes, deer, and even eagles.
The Dinky Trail is an official on-the-road Bike Trail in Southwest Wisconsin. The trail can begin at the Dinky General Store in Woodman or at the Fennimore Railroad Museum in Fennimore, WI. This scenic route has been coined The Dinky Trail since it almost parallel’s the path of the famous narrow gauge railroad called “The Dinky” that once connected Woodman to Fennimore. This train was the longest running narrow gauge railway in Wisconsin’s History. There are signs along the trail marking its path and historic markers at several locations identifying significant landmarks from this unique time in Wisconsin’s History.
Note: The trail is a 16.5 mile on-road bike trail for intermediate/experienced cyclists. We highly suggest wearing helmets and reflective clothing. Map the entire trail here.
DINKY GENERAL STORE
The Dinky General Store is an old fashioned General Store with a railroad theme. It celebrates Southwest Wisconsin's earliest railroad history and is just down the road from our campground.
Thursday nights throughout the summer, The Dinky General Store hosts a free outdoor cultural event. These events include: Painting workshops, Talent & Karaoke night, Free Outdoor Movies and more. The Thursday event schedule is posted on the store's Facebook Page and store hours are subject to change.
Our campground offers canoe, kayak and pedal boat rental. Pedal boats make for great family fun with kids who want to do a lap around the lake or do a little fishing. One day rentals can be made when you book your online reservation.