For more information about beautiful Columbia County, here are some helpful links:

Cambria-Friesland Chamber of Commerce 920-348-6090

  Columbus Chamber of Commerce

  Fall River Chamber of Commerce

Lodi & Lake Wisconsin

  Pardeeville Area Business Association

Portage Area Chamber of Commerce
608-742-6242 or 800-474-2525  

Poynette Chamber of Commerce

Randolph 920-326-4769  

Wisconsin Dells 800-223-3557


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Plan a trip to Columbia County with the help of our 2015 calendar of events

Welcome to Columbia County, located just north of Madison, WI and only a short drive from Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis —featuring an area with an abundance of leisure activities.

We have some of the best fishing, skiing, resorts, parks, golf, galleries and restaurants, it’s no wonder this charming area has become a legendary Midwest destination.

Our beautiful lake communities have been a mecca of Wisconsin travel & tourism, leisure, and hospitality since the 1800s. Each year, visitors seek out the authentic charm of the area and its distinctive resorts and B&Bs—each offering special features, amenities and accommodations for the whole family.

It’s the perfect place to spend a night, a week or a lifetime. Walk or bike the quiet roads, stroll Columbia and Sauk counties eclectic shops and galleries and enjoy live music and great dining at charming area resorts and restaurants.

Our web site,
is here to help you navigate this area rich in leisure and history.
Thank you for visiting!

Lake Wisconsin

Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River are popular with both recreational boaters and anglers. The area has no shortage of resorts, campgrounds and tourist attractions. Camping and picnicking on the many sandbars and islands is very popular on the Wisconsin River around the Interstate 90/94 bridge.  


Wisconsin Department of Tourism


bike map
Columbia County bicycle map (2 MB)- click here
Individual bike loop maps (11.5 MB)- click here
Additional bike loop descriptions - click here

Bicycle Camping for Families and Small Groups

Portage Center for the Arts
Portage Center for the Arts
We cordially invite you to join us and enjoy the wide variety of programming we provide!

Palace Theater

Visit our website for our current productions

Concerts at the Portage 2012
Our 2015 schedule for
Concerts at the Portage

For additional free concerts in the area click here

Amish Tour

Farmer's Markets
Visit our fantastic Farmer's Markets next Spring

Barn Quilt Tour
Barn Quilt Tour



Phone -608.742.6161 Fax -608.742.3582
1800 Kutzke Rd., Suite 102, Portage, WI 53901

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