Outdoors & Recreation

The roads around Richland Center, Wisconsin are characterized by their sweeping curves and scenic vistas, fun twists and turns that dip and rise along the hilly countryside.  Bicyclists and Motorcyclists love this area for the subdued traffic where you can relish your ride and your surroundings. Visit local sites along the way, like Steamboat Rock, Elephant Trunk Rock and the Natural Bridge at Pier County Park.  Tour a local orchard or winery. Explore a cave and experience history at the Effigy Mounds.


Biking is freedom!!– the freedom to explore new territories and seek out adventure.  Find your adventure in Richland County!

Check out the Pine River!  Local volunteers and organizations have been busy cleaning and improving the Pine River and recreational trails to make it a fabulous outdoor experience! There are several ports along the Pine River to begin your canoeing or kayaking adventure.  The Rockbridge (northern) stretch of river is a wooded area with many amazing rock outcroppings, deep pools, and Grade A Trout Fishing.  The Richland Center portion is a slower part of the river where you can see the town from a whole different angle. This is a great place for learning to kayak.

Handicapped accessible ports are also located along the route. 

Don't overlook the Wisconsin River which forms the entire southern border of Richland County for fishing and paddle sports...Higway 60 is known as the Lower Wisconsin River Road and is a Wisconsin Scenic Byway

Ocooch Mountains of Richland County

 The Ocooch Mountains of Richland County.

The Ocooch Mountains are a place name for the Western Upland area of Wisconsin also known as the Driftless Region, meaning un-glaciated, lacking glacial drift or the  Paleozoic Plateau. The lack of glaciated terrain accounts for the high hills, bluffs, and ridges.

The  LaCrosseKickapooBaraboo,LemonweirPineWisconsinGrantPlatte and Pecatonia rivers and their many tributaries created deeply eroded valleys that contrast the nearby peaks. One dramatic example is Wildcat Mountain State Park in Vernon County. The Baraboo Range anchors the east eastern edge where the Wisconsin River turns and runs through the area to the Mississippi River. The Baraboo Range in Sauk County is a monadnock,  originally a Native American term for an isolated hill or a mountain that stands above the surrounding area, typically by surviving erosion. This is where Devil's Lake, a National Natural Landmark, formed 1.6 billion years ago.

The Richland Country Club, now known as Quail Run Golf Links, was established in 1927. It’s known as a beautiful and sporty nine-hole golf course located just west of the city of Richland Center on what has long been called “Honey Creek,” a winding stream fed by a group of six springs. The "Quail Run" course at the Quail Run Golf Links facility features 2,662 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. The course rating is 35.0 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Blue Grass. 

 We offer a sporty, nine hole golf course with carts available for rent.  Be sure to stop in to our newly remodeled Club House and enjoy a bit to eat and your favorite beverage in our bar and grill! We are open to the public. Under new ownership and management.

Trout Fishing

Quail Run Golf Links

Quail Run Golf Links

Richland Center is surrounded by 267 miles of Class 1 and Class 2 trout streams that twist and bend through the Wisconsin countryside. These cold water streams produce such good fish that the Department of Natural Resources uses the trout from our waters to stock streams across the state! Willow Creek is known far and wide for its exemplary fishery and beautiful scenery.

ATV-UTV Routes

All-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle riding is a growing sport in Wisconsin. Along with the privilege of enjoying the sport comes the responsibility of making sure you are operating these vehicles safely and responsibly. ATV and UTV operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 who are at least 12 years old for ATV(and at least 16 years old for UTV) must complete an ATV and UTV safety certification course in order to operate on public ATV/UTV trails and areas in Wisconsin. DNR Conservation Wardens recommend all ATV and UTV operators complete a safety course.

Richland County and the City of Richland Center have many miles of marked ATV-UTV routes for your enjoyment.