Lighthouse Inn 
Jct. Hwys 12/27 & Hwy 95 
P. O. Box 100 
Merrillan, WI 54754 

(715) 333-2801 

Lighthouse Inn
Where A Guest Arrives, But A Friend Returns


Please check the county's websites out by clicking on the links below for ATV Trail updates!


ATV & Snowmobile Trails

You can get on the trails right here and ride either Jackson Co. trails  or Clark Co. trails.  The trails from the motel open and close with Clark County's.  Clark County trails will be closed for regular hunters gun season.  Both county's trails close for the season March 15th. Clark County trails re-open May 1st, of each year and Jackson County trails re-open May 15th. Jackson County trails also close October 15th and open December 15th each year for hunting.   We have some beautiful areas to ride.  Snowmobile trails will open when there is enough snow. Sites to check on snowmobile trails for Clark County and Jackson County Call us at (715) 333-2801  for other information.

DAG Motors is 3 blocks away for your ATV and auto repair needs, check out there website HERE.

Lakes & Rivers

Lake Arbutus in Hatfield, WI is just 7 miles away with a beautiful large beach, boat landing and park area.  It is nice for fishing, canoeing, swimming and other water recreation.  Hatfield also has a large flea market/ craft fair several times a year.


In Merrillan there are 2 water areas, Oakwood Lake and Trow (Lower) Lake.  Lower Lake has a more private swimming area and a boat landing.  Both have picnic areas and shelters.  Oakwood Lake has a nice playground and a beautiful waterfall. Quite often we see bald eagles, herons, otters and other wild life.  It is a good fishing area.


The Black River runs though the County. You can rent canoes to ride down it.  It is a very scenic ride. 


There is also the Wazee Park area that has a man-made lake. It was a mine that has filled in over time with water. There is swimming, non-motor boating and scuba diving.  They say they have seen sunfish resting in bird nests underwater.  The lake is over 300 ft. deep.  There are also hiking and bicycle trails. The area has been brought back to nature.  For more information, click here.


Outdoor Activities

Golfing can be found in Black River Falls approx. 10 miles away at Skyline Golf Course.


Levis Mound has mountain biking and Cross Country Skiing which is about 6 miles from the motel. For more information on Levis/Trow Mound Trails, click here.


Bruce Mound is a winter recreation area with downhill and cross county skiing and downhill inner-tubing, just 3 miles from the motel. For more information, click here.


Public Forests thoughout the county makes for great hunting.  Jackson County is known as the deer capital of Wisconsin,  there is also lots of turkey hunting as well.


Wild Cat Mound is a nice family hiking area.  There truly are wild cats in the area, along with a wide variety of other animals and some very scenic views as well.


Highgrounds Veterans Memorial is very interesting, with memorable statues of histories' finest and is located 17 miles from us, in Neillsville, WI. For more information on this and other sites in Clark Co. check out their web site by clicking here.


Silver Mound archeological find is a Native American artifacts find that is located approx. 10 miles west of the motel on Hwy. 95.  For more information, click here.



Merrillan Cafe is 3 blocks away, open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Great family place to eat.


Arbutus Sports Bar is 7 miles east just off of Hwy. 95, tucked back in the woods.  Often deer and other wild life come to visit while you eat.  The view is beautiful, and the atmosphere is relaxing.  Dine indoors or outdoors.


Castle Hill Supper Club is 2 miles south on Hwy. 12/27.  It's known for its steaks.  The food is definitely good and the decor is very nice.  They also have a nice banquet area.


Jan's Place is about 3 miles west on Hwy 95, in Alma Center.  They have a great Friday night Fish special and Prime Rib special.  You won't leave hungry.


Stones Throw Bar & Grill is about 7 miles out on County Hwy K, then straight onto County Hwy J. On the left at the curve.  Excellent food and fabulous service.


The Mug is about 7 miles out on County Hwy K at the intersection of County Hwy E. Wonderful food and service


The Depot Bar & Grill  is 3 blocks away with good food, special friday night fish fry.

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