12 Parks near Galesville, Wisconsin
Aug 2007 - $25.00
This campground is considered a "party campground" by local residents. We went with 2 other families and unfortunately picked "Poker Run - Harley Motorbikes" weekend. Not many campgrounds in the area have weekend openings so we went anyway. Despite some obvious problems (loud bar & a band playing till midnight) we had a good time. The pool was clean (someone told us the state just made them clean it- that makes me wonder). The bathrooms were fair - older - only 1 house and they were a bit grimy but usable. The playground was older but my kids still had fun. The Black river was awesome and kept all the children occupied the whole day. We fished but didn't catch anything, we swam, and built many sand creations. I would go again to give this place another chance. - travlin-with-tots
Aug 2016 - $46.00
Stayed here a few days visiting La Crosse because it seemed like the only park in the area with full hookups. The longer we were there, the more impressed we became. Park is mostly well-kept seasonals, most in the trees. They also have nightly full hookup and W/E-only sites, all in the sun. Our full hookup site was wide and flat, with the hookups in the right place. It's the kind of place that is busy on weekends, and pretty quiet midweek. Staff was friendly and helpful. They have a good-sized swimming pond with sand beach. There is a snack shop/bar by the pond that is only open on weekends. Looked like a good place to take kids. I would stay here again. Verizon phone and Internet worked well. - JA1800
Jun 2015 - $48.00
We stayed for six weeks. Our monthly rate for the longer part of the stay was $35 a night. Needed to add on two days at full rate of $48. It is a bit pricey for amenities provided, unless you have young children. There is a large pond and beach which they enjoy as well as mini golf, basketball, volleyball, and climbing equipment. Quiet time is enforced so holiday weekends are tolerable. Laundry consists of two older washer and dryers at $2.00 each. Found it better to go to the laundromat in Holmen. WiFi is free here and alternates between very good and not so great. - Da Keeffes
Aug 2013 - $38.00
This park has lots of seasonal/weekend campers. So it is quiet during the week and busy on the weekends. There is a swimming *pond* set up like an ocean front beach complete with sand and tiki bar. The kids enjoyed swimming in it and it was reasonably clean. The bathrooms were clean, staff friendly. Sites grass and mostly level. There was a lot of room between the sites. We had an end site which was enormous. You have to pay for your shower. That's always a con for me. The seasonal campers appear to be well kept. We would stay again if in the area. - Joann26
Nov 2015 - $17.00
The weekend we were here was a very busy weekend, but was quiet at the same time. The campsites were of decent size, but giving you privacy from others. Shower/bathroom houses were old, but were kept clean. The ladies room ran out of toweling and hand soap, and some people left their children's dirty diapers on the floor next to the trash bins, which has was rather unpleasant. On a good note, there are plenty of walking trails and scenic areas for picture taking. Canoe rentals are available to paddle around on the Mississippi plus there is swimming allowed (but no beach front) as one would dive in around the boat docks. Beautiful sunsets. One final statement - the speed limit is 10mph and drivers need to slow down as there are a lot of curves going around the campsites and children playing or riding bikes, and some drivers come flying around the curves much higher faster than they should. Overall, I will stay here again. Lot spacing is nearby and mostly shady. Site surface is gravel, dirt and grass; featuring a fire ring and picnic table. - SerenityFix
Aug 2015 - $17.00
This is a beautiful park on the Mississippi River. Our campsite was partially shaded with a picnic bench and a fire ring. There are two nice bathrooms with shower facilities and several pit toilets throughout the campgrounds. There are several hiking and biking trails as well as canoe and kayak rentals. The roads are paved and sites are easy to access. This is definitely a park we will return to in the near future. - User3016
Jun 2015 - $29.00
Bathrooms were very dirty. The men's stunk to high heaven! Only had two shower houses and they were too far to walk to and dirty as well. There was a wasp nest up in the electrical box that was was decent size with a wasp on it. Was not an enjoyable experience. Won't be back. - Lisa Hagee
Jul 2012 - $47.00
We camped in the main campground. You may also camp on the river side where the marina is located. We selected the main side as the pool is located there. Pros: The proprietor is an accommodating, friendly, and welcoming person. Easy access to site. Seasonal occupants were friendly. The proprietor nicely loaned us a 50amp connector as the 30amp outlet on our shared power pole was being used by the neighbor. Saturday was taco night for $1. It's tasty and a cute idea. Cons: We faced a seasonal site that was thankfully unoccupied for the weekend. It was left in a state of disarray and was an eyesore. The fire rings had obviously been moved frequently and each burnt patch was littered with cigarette butts. Our picnic table was almost unusable as boards were loose and uneven. The sewer hookup was several inches above the ground necessitating more maneuvering and work to empty the tank when we left. Although clean, the shower rooms aren't inviting due to dated fixtures and shower heads that spray water almost painfully with cold water. The riverside campground is a world onto itself and not the environment we would seek for a relaxing camping weekend. We discussed for a few minutes the big equipment (bulldozer, etc..) left in an abandoned looking state near the river. We were itching with ideas on how to cleanup and improve the campground! Although some seasonal campers had nicely maintained sites, we were left with the perception of a disorderly, somewhat junky looking campground. Overall, the campground worked for our purpose but most likely won't return if needing to stay in the area again. At close to $50 a night we have certainly stayed in nicer campgrounds for even less that cost. - JessieJake
Jul 2010 - $30.00
This campground is split by a 4 lane highway and unfortunately I didn't learn that until I had to go to the "lower/river" side, down a gravel road and across train tracks without warning gates. While it would have been great if I wanted to launch a boat into the Mississippi, I didn't know my kids would have a very small area to ride their bikes and no pool, restroom or convenience store on the river side. The train also came by every 60 to 90 minutes blaring it's horn and shaking the trailer. Great if you want to use the river -- but not if you want space and peace and quiet or even sleep. - cruzr
Jul 2009 - $34.00
We didn't really enjoy the campground and really tried to be out in Winona as much as possible. The people running the campground were nice and friendly though, and the overall experience was positive with the people I interacted with. Main issue was just overall size of the campground and that everyone is piled in on top of each other. We were parked about 5 feet from a seasonal rig in the spot we wound up in. As stated before just about everyone that seemed to be there knew each other, and you kind of felt out of place while staying in the campground. I guess we would just prefer to stay in the state parks in the state but hadn't planned far enough ahead for this weekend to do that. We'll be sure to plan far ahead in the future. They did have an animal petting zoo thing come in this weekend which was nice and my kids did like that part of it very much. The playground equipment is pretty old, and I'd personally be worried about the liability issues if I were the owners of the campground. In fairness though my kids did play on some of the equipment and had fun though. You've got to like the old metal slides from when I was a kid. You can really get some speed on those slides. Overall experience with the people at the campground, and the area of Winona Wabasha was positive. Experience with the campground was negative, and I would not plan on ever staying here again. - Gaidin53
Oct 2005 - $15.00
No hookups. New, clean restrooms/showers. Nice trails & look out sites. Very nice fall colors in October. Requires $7/day or $25/year vehicle permit. Off the beaten path for very quiet private camping. Folage shielded sites for privacy. - dakotaken
Jul 2016 - $29.00
Rate seemed fair for water and electric only. Site was big and lake side; there were no unexpected extra fees.
A little confusing finding site; explanation was rushed and confusing. - Travelor
Oct 2015 - $25.00
We were satisfied with the park. The gentleman at the information desk at the beginning was polite, and check in was quick, since I had called earlier in the week. The layout/numbering of the sites was a little confusing. Due to looking online, I had a general idea where my site was, but the signs were very small, and looked like they were still in the process of restructuring. When I initially hooked up my electricity, i wasn't sure if I was using the right box, it had my site number, but also had two other site numbers. The water hookup was similarly confusing. I ended up disconnecting a permanent residents pressure washer gun (I did reconnect it when I left) and hooking in that way. We weren't sure if the lines were owned by the campground or the other residents.
The site was moderately clean. There was some small litter, but nothing that upset us too much. The site was very large in width, which was nice. Having a picnic table and fire pit was also good. The WiFi had recently been boosted and reached our site on the river, good enough to watch Netflix when going to bed (a few buffering breaks).
Our biggest complaint would be noise. The train rolls through pretty frequently. Not only that, but I don't believe there is a "quiet time," since some of our neighbors were up pretty late partying.
We weren't overly impressed with the grounds, and aren't likely to stay again, but wouldn't be opposed if we were in the area and needed someplace to stay for the night while traveling through. - joshnichols84
Jun 2015 - $25.00
The sites are level, grassy, each with a picnic table and fire ring. Lots of trees and free Wi-Fi, fast enough at times to stream NETFLIX and HBO. As people noted, the water is a large hose run to all sites, with splitters. When everyone is using the water, the pressure can be low, so we simply filled our tank and used our pump. As for being potable, I'm sure it was, but we NEVER drink water out of our tanks anyway. I'm not sure why a person would think that the flooding would affect the safety of the water any more than the fact that the main hydrants are in the ground to start with? You are either in the first row, only 20' or so from the secondary channel of the Mississippi River, or in one of the two next rows, which still put you with a pretty doggone good view for $25 a night! Yes, there are plenty of permanent RVs, locals who spend their weekends, but the place has always been kept up well over the years. We probably come every 5-7 years and have never seen it with overgrown vegetation. Perhaps flooding would be affecting maintenance occasionally, but as a rule, they were pretty much mowing somewhere the entire week we were there this time. As for picking your own site, it was busy when we were there and I had reserved ahead of time, so I didn't have that option. OTOH, how can you complain that you get to pick which site you want? Seriously, I'd sure have picked a heck of a lot of different sites than I've been shoved into at other parks. This place had extensive, and I mean EXTENSIVE, playground areas off to the side. It was and always has been one of our favorite places to stay when we are in the area and I would rather hook up to a garden hose than pay another $10-15 a night to only have the short hose (still a hose!) between a hydrant and my rig. The campground closes to outsiders at 10:00 p.m. and was quiet for the entire week we were there. - chixs
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We stayed in this park on 2 separate occasions while visiting family. It is picturesque with the river and lots of trees and grass. Not all the sites have 50 amp service so if you need to use the AC it is important to choose the right site. They also do not have full hookups but have a dump in the park. There is a lot of room so it is possible to park away from other campers with room to spread out. It is quiet and located close to stores and a small town. - mountainfan
Jul 2015 - $26.00
This is the third visit to this campground. Beware they do not take reservations. This visit, while pleasant, did have some problems. The campground was full of construction workers who, while quiet, were not the best neighbors. The camper next to use began leaking black water. The campground host got involved quickly and I believe they were asked to leave the next morning. Great location right on the bike trail. Bathrooms were extremely clean and make sure you take a quarter to the shower. - GLL
Aug 2014 - $27.00
Nice park with friendly staff. Since we were staying 1 night, they gave us the last pull-through site. Rating reflexes the lack of full hookups and other amenities. Still a very nice park for a day or so. Liked walking the dogs in this huge park. Too bad some of the seasonal folks leave their dogs off leash. We would stay here again. - SDeasy
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Stayed here a 5 days while visiting relatives. Park is clean but on Mississippi, so no sewer. They do furnish pump outs on Mondays and Thursday. Showers and restrooms clean.
Paid for 50 amp. Something wrong with 50 amp plug. Electrical Management System would not let power through, did it's job. Plugged into 30 amp. It worked fine. Ask office to send someone to check power. They came out without talking to me and plug us back into 50 amp. Asked office again to send someone out. Never did. Used 30 amp.
Office is also a bar so get here before happy hour. Can't hear a thing because of the juke box. Bartender is also check in clerk. - Rubberfoundation
May 2016 - $42.00
Really nice park on an island in the Mississippi River. Spacious sites easily accommodate large rigs.
Back-in sites back onto the river, facing west so you get a nice sunset. Pull-throughs are in the middle.
Laundry is a little old - 2 washers/2 dryers, but they got the job done. $1 per load so price was right!
Bathrooms too are a little old but showers were free and water was hot, again a bargain.
Cable was disconnected a few years back, but Wi-Fi is available. Depending on users, access varied, but I was able to update our blog without too much trouble.
No sewers as island is a "flood plain" but there are 2 dump stations on the way out.
We came for 1 night, fell in love with the view, the quiet, and the general surroundings so stayed a 2nd night. I can see why some people we met come here for the entire summer. I would too if we didn't have other places to go.
Highly recommend this park. We would definitely stay here again. - DCM/JMB
Sep 2015 - $36.00
The park is convenient to LaCrosse attractions and right off Highway 61/14. The sites were of sufficient length and well shaded by tall trees. Access to the Mississippi River west branch is on one side and local access on the other. A restaurant and bar are on site. - gbburgess
Jul 2016 - $65.00
This is more of a destination resort than a campground. You go here to swim at the pools and do other activities. Everything was clean and well kept. Much to do here. Expensive if you are just using the place as a home base to do other things. This is a family place with tons of kids everywhere doing everything. Most sites are fairly well spaced with old growth trees offering shade scattered about. Many seasonal sites with very well kept grounds and trailers (nice to see). My only complaint is the golf carts running around everywhere. I get that it is a huge place and you need one, but their gas engine putting by your site every minute or so gets irritating. Also, as we had an end site, their lights at night lit up our site continually. A few well placed fences would fix this problem. We had a water and electric site. If we went again I would pay extra for full hook ups with a view. - tslarson
Aug 2014 - $60.00
Nice wide grassy pull-though sites, with trees and shade. Expensive for people like us that don't use the pool and other amenities but good for families for a weekend getaway. Would have appreciated being guided to our site because the map was confusing to a novice. The main roads were kind of narrow. - mountainfan
Jul 2014 - $71.00
Stated rate is for a full hookup site with a lake view, including the daily resort fees and taxes. This is a beautiful park with loads of open green space, grassy areas and mature trees. It is definitely a resort, great for families and friends getting together for a vacation. We were there over a weekend and though the park was full and lots of kids around, all were quiet and well behaved. Sites are level with lots of room between rigs. Not much to do in the area. The cost is substantial, perhaps a little high for us since we didn't use the pools, but it is a very nice park. - dbcordello
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Older reviews sum it up. Just wanted to add best suited to smaller and medium rvs. We did fit 43 feet in midweek. Entrance narrow, roads narrow but trees are well trimmed. Owner helpful , had a full service 50 amp spot. Couldn't get Satalite from our spot phone service 1 bar for Verizon. Lots are grass we had the only gravel spot 107.
Every rv park in this area is for smaller rigs. Check out Rushford for converted mobile home park. - what next
Jul 2013 - $45.00
This is a very pretty campground. The office personnel were nice and friendly. It is not set up for a big rig coach. Leveling was difficult and bugs were very bad. The campground was extremely crowded with multiple tents and pop-ups on each site. It is a great place for children and family gatherings, but not for big rigs. The roads are very narrow for maneuvering. - larriin
Jul 2013 - $45.00
This campground is in two sections across a large road. Part of the camp is very old, and the bathhouse in that section is awful! However, the sites are huge and easy to pull through. There is a large amount of permanent trailers here. The "pool" is actually a very large spring fed cement pond, yes Jed, cement pond with some fish in it. The office/bathhouse/laundry area is new and very nice, but the sites aren't close for middle of the night potty trips. If you are self-contained, this is a great park, if you need the facilities, not so great. When we were here the bugs were also a problem. - IndianaCamper