La Crosse, Wisconsin

Pettibone Resort

La Crosse, Wisconsin



La Crosse, Wisconsin
Phone: (608) 782-5858

Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $37 7/2015

Latitude: 43.8117692822453
Longitude: -91.2671184539795

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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28 Reviews

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mom2wildlife

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

I have mixed feelings about this campground. I don't consider it a "resort" by any means, but they have a door marked "banquet hall" and apparently have events there. There are branches of the Mississippi all around the campground, so many people have boats moored near the campsites, and many sites are seasonal. There are no sewer connections at all, probably because of potential floods, and there's a honey wagon for long-term folks. Since there are over 600 sites, I was amazed that there is only one bathroom with only 4 showers! They weren't really dirty, but they are very dated and there was water everywhere from so much use. They had put a bucket of sand for cigarettes INSIDE the bathroom and it smelled like smoke! (I moved it outside!) We saw two port-a-potties in a second section of the campground. They advertise cable, but the sign said it's not working, which seems to be routine, since another reviewer said the same thing 2 years ago! And, the only Wi-Fi was at the office. My phone just barely had enough signal for data. That said, it's an attractive campground with lots of trees...just really crowded in the summer. And, it's close to the city. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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grandflic

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Camp here if you love boating and fishing. Mosquitoes were terrible, and after heavy rain the sites were lightly flooded but that inhibited movement around the site due to the standing water.

Utility hook ups were on a shared post that required in our case an extension cord on our electrical hook up.

Although "cable TV" was advertised on their web site it was nonexistent. The office clerk said "it got washed away in one of last year's rains."

There is NO "wifi" access. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

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Dr sandra d

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $39.00
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I would have preferred a separate entrance for the campground. Checking in at the bar is challenging when it's a full crowd and loud music. Then I had to go back to ask for firewood which was another challenge. Unfortunately, the firewood was wet and a waste of money so no fire. There are no site sewers and that Sunday we arrived the dump station was closed. Fortunately it was back open by the time we left. The site was beautiful and the camp was quiet at night. We had a nice bat show at dusk which we enjoyed and seemed to keep bugs at bay. If you have slide-outs and an awning, do not take sites 105 or 106 since there are large trees in the way. We had to change sites to accommodate our awning and slide-outs. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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MarieB

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $37.00
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This was a strange campground with a lot of inconsistencies. It had great, easy to back into site along the river, but weird, hard to pull into "pull-thru" sites in the middle. It had a bar, but it was also attached to the check in so that you had to compete with it/on the phone as well as in person. That same person pushed the button to let you in the gate, so had to "see you" as you entered (all the while attending bar). All that said, the place had lovely views all around the river. As one person noted, "it could be made into a 5-star place with a little work!" My biggest advise, don't get a pull-thru! We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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cjmac

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
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It would be beneficial to ask for definite information before you go. i.e. We discovered that there was no cable service because it was being worked on. We discovered that the sites are too wooded to get satellite service (except for 2 sites). We discovered that 50 AMP sites are few and are taken. All of this was after we made reservations asking for 50 amp and satellite. We are in a big rig and would not stay again even though it is very pretty. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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PWer

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $35.00
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This park has beautiful large sites, lots of grass and shade, some sites on the water. The park is quite and convenient to town but has a country setting. They advertise Wi-Fi but one must go to the clubhouse to access it. The showers are terrible. Mine had no hot water, the handle was apparently broken. It was a handicapped shower but the grab bars were gone. The shower drained onto the floor and ran out the front of the stalls so the entire floor was wet. To top that off the showers and laundry are a long way from most of the campground. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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OTR-again

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
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Pettibone consists of two very long campgrounds located on an island just east of the US 14/61 bridge from downtown La Crosse. An efficient, multi-tasking bar staff in Pettibone's lounge/campstore building handles check-in and operates the entrance gate during the day. You need to unhook any tow vehicles in their parking lot before you enter the campground areas. We had a nice, shaded back-in site with a cement patio and cement wheel-path strips, so was very level. The Mississippi river/slews/marina are along both sides of the campgrounds. (If this summer had not been the drought of the century, the mosquito population would likely have been more intimidating.) The main campground was a couple blocks long. Depending upon your site location, the shower/restroom building can be a long walk which explains why so many seasonal campers had golf carts. Their facilities were OK clean, consisted of 4 showers and 6 stalls, water was hot, pressure was good. Being totally flat at river level, sewer systems do not drain well so there are no sewers at any of the sites but they have 2 well-equipped dump stations on your way out. The long campgrounds were great exercise and the bridge over the Mississippi River made for a nice, long uphill walk or easy bike ride to downtown LaCrosse's entertainment area. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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PaulHart

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $37.00
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We were given bad instructions for pulling into our site and got stuck in mud; had to be pulled out. Cable service was too poor to watch; good reception with RV antenna. There is no Wi-Fi. Quiet time is not enforced unless complaints are received. We were without water for 24 hours due to a construction accident and we were not offered a credit. We felt the fee was high for the amenities available. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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bands4fun

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $33.00
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Made reservation 3 weeks before stay and our credit card reflected an immediate authorization. Upon arrival was told we were not in the computer and besides the park was closed due to flooding (seems to be a common problem). We did not get a call from Petti-Bone and we were forced back on the road. Staff were not sorry about our situation and seemed to only to be concerned with finger pointing to a past employee for the screw-up. Back office staff were extremely rude. Don't pull up completely to the sign in parking sign because you will have to unhook your tow if you cannot get into the park. Seems like a good idea if they backed the sign up when there is flooding in the park. Always double check your reservation with this park. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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dbl4de3

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
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This was a nice park for a overnight stay. It is on the Mississippi River. Nice shady site. Would stay here again. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Scott & Nancy

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
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We had a very nice back-in site by the river (#111). Our check-in went quickly, but was accomplished by a busy and very efficient, multi-tasking bartenter. The campground is great for walking around, and the scenery is beautiful. We loved being close to the water, but were lucky to leave before the flooding. The water pressure to the campsites was lost for a while due to a construction accident, and we had to use the bath house for showers. The facilities were clean and spacious, but could use some upgrading. Kudos for the hardworking staff who struggled in the rain and mud to get the water back on to the campsites. WI-FI was free in the office area, but cost extra in the campground. We stayed here for 3 nights, and would stay here again. This is a Good Sam park. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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Frank & Lynn

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $33.00
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Park has large shaded sites. Easy in and out for our 40 ft fifth wheel. No sewer hook ups for anyone, because of the river. Only 50 amp sites are back-ins so we settled for 30 to get a pull through. Very much of a family destination park with the river on both sides. When making your reservations (they don't do on-line) make sure you understand they don't have sewer and 50 amp pull throughs. We thought we were getting it all so it was a surprise when we arrived. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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highstk

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice setting along the river with large shade trees. Reliable and fast Wi-Fi, strong power supply, and level sites. Bathrooms old and dated but clean. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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jgf0346

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $31.00
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I think where you stay in this park makes a lot of difference. I was given a site where there were three campers right on top of each other. Across from me along the river the sites were much nicer. It is a nice setting and a nice walk or bike to La Crosse across the Mississippi River We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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espyj

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $32.00
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First time at park, very impressed. We'd consider a seasonal in the campground if it wasn't so expensive. Campsites are fairly tight, but still feel spacious. Riverfront sites offer great views of the boat traffic. There are also bay side sites where you can pull your boat right up to the sites. Campground was very well maintained, location is great. La Crosse has a surprising amount of things to do. Fayze's for breakfast and Edwardo's Pizza for dinner are a must. Biggest negatives are no pool, bathrooms were just OK, and far away from most sites. Big rigs will have absolutely no issues here, and the paved parking strips and paved patios at most sites were great. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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