Weist Mill Dam

River/Stream: Turkey River

Location: Fort Atkinson, Fayette County
        Latitude: 43.156355
        Longitude: -91.928445
        Click here to view an aerial map of the dam.

Built: 1914

Owner: Weist Feed Mill Company

Height: 11 feet

Length: 55 feet


Warning Signs:

Portage option:

Comments: deteriorated.

The dam is a bit of a problem for paddlers with questionable skills. It is usually runnable, but when the farmer puts up a double-strand barbed wire fence right at the lip, it becomes a forced river right portage. Carabiners, belays and chocks (as well as good rock climbing companions are good to have.)

Fatalities 1

  • June 22, 1933 - 11 year old son of Mrs. Heinie Weiss, fell in while fishing

Photos courtesy of Al Donaldson