7.2 Good
     
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Pettibone Resort

La Crosse, Wisconsin


333 Park Plaza Dr
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
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Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.811769282245
Longitude: -91.26711845398

Elevation: 641' (approximate)
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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38 Reviews

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed two nights on Sunday and Monday and weren't many other campers there. We chose a back in site on the river and enjoyed it very much. We picked 108 because it appeared to be open enough to receive satellite and it was. Lots of trees would probably block satellite at most sites. Major networks received OTA. Lots of grass for dog walking. Verizon signal was ok. Asphalt roads and two concrete strips for tires and a concrete patio and the rest is grass. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
108
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grandad Bluff is worth a visit. Apple stands are just across the river in Minnesota.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Spacious lot with beautiful shade trees (could not get satellite reception, though). Site was level and well-kept. Mississippi River on one side of park and canal on other. Only 30 amp available and no sewer hook-up which is why value only rated 3 stars. Staff was friendly. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
315
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Almost didn't stay here after reading some of the reviews but this ended up being one of the best parks we have camped at. Our site was absolutely gorgeous backing right along the river. Plenty of green space between sites. The site we were originally assigned to would have been tight with the trees and our slideouts so they gave us a couple options to choose from. After driving a few sites down, the next site was perfect! Wi-fi was not good, but our wi-fi range extender came in handy. There were two concrete tracks to back onto, not a full pad but there was also a paver patio with the picnic table so things were very clean at the site. Some of the class A's had a difficult time getting into the interior sites but after driving around to back in, there were able to get in just fine. We would definitely stay here again in the same site. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
116
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here many times in the past . Always had a good stay and this one was no different . Spent a week in site 314 . If you want wi-fi the best time is in the morning. Speed is good , come early evening we switch to Verizon My FI . Staff is pleasant . Weekends are party time yet the noise is never too bad . Only problem is there are very few places your dish will work due to the trees. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
314
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy in, easy out access to highway. Office is in the bar and employee checking us in was not very pleasant. Park had been underwater week prior to our stay. Grassy area was still very soft and lots of mosquitoes. The picnic tables were still stacked in one area and when we requested one be brought to our site we were told by a very unpleasant young woman that the manager would have to do that and he was not on site at the time and staff didn't know when he would be back. We were there 3 days and no table. Lawn mower began early in the day. Felt they could have started mowing in the many unoccupied sites. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
101
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bluffs park, The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe are things to see.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
109
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Only here 2 nights. Did not tour La Crosse, so cannot comment on things to see or do.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pettibone Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
314
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

LaCrosse businesses are less than 5 miles away.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
107
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $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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