was from our third trip back to Great River Bluffs
State Park. The first couple of times we
stayed, we were tent camping. This was the
first time with the camper. I was not sure how
well it was going to work out, since most of the
sites are better suited for tent camping, but it
worked really well.
a couple of things to note about this campground.
First, there are no electrical sites and I do not
know what their policy is on generators. So if
you are planning on visiting the park with a camper,
be prepared for off grid camping. Secondly,
all of the campsites are reserveable. If you
are planning a trip to this park, reserve ahead of
time. This weekend, all of the sites had been
reserved and trying to get one on first come first
serve, would not have worked.
would like to point out some of the features of this
park as well. There are many great trails for
hiking, and several of them lead off to some really
good overlooks of the Mississippi and surrounding
valleys. We have not tried it, but the park is
also set up really well for cross country skiing.
We are thinking about trying it some winter.
It also has a great location. It is only ten
or so miles from La Crosse, Wisconsin, and about
twenty miles from Winona, Minnesota. Lake City
and Lake Pepin are also just up the road from the
park. If you are up for a nice day trip along
the river, you have great access to the river road
that runs north and south along the Wisconsin side
of the river, and a nice drive through the valleys
on the Iowa Minnesota side.
arrows on the map below indicate the location of the
photo, as well as the direction that it was taken.
The map of the campground below is from July of 2013. If you would like a more recent map, or
have any questions about the campground, please follow the link below to the official website.
Great River Bluffs State Park Campground