Pettibone Resort

     


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

Sites: 140
Avg. Rate: $32

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Latitude: 43.8117692822453
Longitude: -91.2671184539795

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 4
  • Good 13
  • Average 6
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 1

26 Reviews

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MarieB

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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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OTR-again

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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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PWer

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

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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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PaulHart

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

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Scott & Nancy

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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bands4fun

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

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 40
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Frank & Lynn

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

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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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jgf0346

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

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

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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highstk

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

Date of Stay: - $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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birdwatcher

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good place to camp in La Crosse, and if you are lucky enough to get campsite 101 you will be especially pleased. The laundry room is not good: the washers and dryers are really old and the water is not desireable for laundering. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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espyj

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

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Vegpeddler

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

I would highly recommend this if you can get a river site. I am not complaining about ours, interior, fairly level, easy hookups; even the lack of dump on site. What i am complaining about are once again pet owners that defy simple rules and endanger others. It is stated on the list of expectations that pets are to be kept on a leash. Twice when walking our dogs we had off leash dogs come at ours. It is simple folks, do as requested out of respect for others. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

There are heavily treed island with sites along the water. The sites are Grass with cement wheel strips. We are between 2 large trees. There was no satellite reception. Spotty Wifi costs $13.95 for 10 days and doesn't work most of the time. There is no sewer, but the park offers pump out service. Our bird feeders were mobbed all week, great for birding. If internet is important to you, avoid this place. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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