Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
First of all, this is an enormous campground with hundreds of sites for RVs and tents. It's right on the Mississippi River and its adjacent marshes. On weekdays it was half empty, but it was packed during the weekend with local campers towing boats and jetskis. Many of the RVs there look like they are permanent or seasonal residents, but in general they were tidy. None of the sites have sewer, but they have a mix of 30 and 50-amp electric, and some with water. There are a few bath houses, but the two at the south end of the park are new, large, and clean (25 cents for four minutes of shower), while the north one can best be described as "rustic". It's a 1.4 mile round-trip walk from our site to the south bath house, so we ended up driving for our showers, a first for us. The park is very dog friendly, and we never ran out of places to walk our active dog. We also found plenty of places where he could go for a quick swim in the river. Verizon and AT&T worked very well in the campground, but AT&T in general was spotty in La Crosse, going from 4 bars LTE to "no signal" just a half mile from the campground. The camp hosts we met were very friendly and helpful. One word of warning: the roads in La Crosse are some of the worst we've ever encountered. The 10 mile drive on WI-35 to get to the campground shook our motorhome mercilessly. In general, it's a nice family-friendly campground. If we return to La Crosse someday we'd consider staying here again. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
We stayed Memorial Day weekend which was fairly crowded. Coming into the park late was tough, sites were not as well marked to make things easy in the dark. Even with the crowds, it was quiet at night and the scenery was very beautiful. Staff was very friendly. It is a drive from I-90 so plan on getting in early to make it easier to find the campground and your site. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
We stayed here on a weekday night, so there were lots of empty sites. The office staff was very friendly and gave us choices of sites. There are no sewer connections, but they have three dump stations. We paid for a water & electric site on the waterfront. It's a lovely park with nice river views and is close to La Crosse for sightseeing. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
Stayed during the week so it was half empty , nice and quiet. They have 3 boat launch ramps on island, fishing is easy to do here. They have all types of sites, grass, paved, large, small, tree covered and open. Nice group areas and large private sites. Bathrooms well used , could use some upgrading. Well maintained grounds, was dry during our stay but lot of low areas next to river. Good dump stations. Cell service good, close to town enjoyed our 3 day stay. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
This was our second year of staying here and we were fortunate to avoid the major flooding problems in the park (150 sites closed). The site was not level and required adding additional steps to access the RV. The wi-fi was okay, but sometimes cut out. There is no sewer connections, so needed to pay $25 a pop for pumping. Laundry area very small and equipment doesn't always work well. Office staff very friendly. Memorial Day weekend was awful with excess drinking and noise. Even though police patrol frequently it didn't quiet down until about 3:00am. Will probably not stay here next year, would like something less wet,with sewer hookups and better wi-fi. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
Very clean campground with little activity during the week, but the weekends very busy. The 25 cent showers work sometime and hot water can be hard to find. There are 3 dump stations at the back of the park and gets crowded on Sunday. We enjoyed our stay here while exploring the La Crosse area. Gravel sites, good water pressure, good cell phone coverage. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $27.00
Nice county park just south of town. WiFi hotspot limits you to one hour every 24 hours. No sewers just dump stations. Friendly staff. Good TV on the antenna. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
This is our home for two months in the summer when we return to the old stomping grounds. There is no sewer hookups and the Internet only works if you're in the office. Even our Wi-Fi Ranger couldn't pull it in. The sites are large and grassy and the birds are abundant. If you set out feeders you'll have lots of them. The area is prone to flooding in the spring so you want to avoid the lower areas at all costs. The pump out service is $25 a pop if you don't have your own hauler. It's quiet during the week and the weekends can get very congested and noisy. But there isn't much in the area that is close to the city and it is affordable. We enjoy the wildlife and seeing the river nearby. We live full-time in our RV with two cats. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $24.00
Nice spot just outside LaCrosse. On the river pretty quiet, good Verizon MiFi. Didn't check the bathrooms or showers. They have a dump station but no sewer hook ups. Road into the sites can be a bit tight depending on how people park their cars. Lady at office was nice and helpful. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $27.00
Great County Park,with easy access from Hwy 35. The roads are paved and the sites are fairly level. There are some shaded sites. The staff was accommodating and helpful. We would camp here again. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
We stayed here a couple times, each time at least two nights. We really enjoy the campground. Because of the weak Wi-Fi (hotspot) access, we stayed in sites 1 - 3 each time because they are closest to the office/store. With a repeater, the Wi-Fi worked fine. One of several playgrounds was right across the street from us, as was a nice beach on the Mississippi River. Beautiful. The manager is great, fun and super helpful. Since this is literally an island, new sewer hookups available, but the dump stations are somewhat convenient and well-maintained. It is a County of La Crosse campground, so there is a very limited number of seasonal sites. We will definitely be staying there again. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. If you are not tenting I would get a site in the south end of the park. These sites are on asphalt pads and have electric only but there is a place to fill up with water. Very large sites with table and fire ring. It would be best to have a reservation as it is a very popular park especially on the weekends. The rate is a senior rate. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
The park is now owned and operated by La Crosse County. Goose Island features a large picnic area on the north end of the island, a large campground on the center-west side of the island, and a nature preserve on the south end of the island. The Mississippi River surrounds the island and there are abundant opportunities for boating, canoe/kayaking, fishing, hiking/biking, and bird-watching. There are 3 lanes at the south end of the campground that feature newer, larger sites with electric and water. These are best for larger RVs. All in the new section are paved, back-in sites, some not as long as others, but there is very wide generous spacing between sites. The older section of the campground has scattered, smaller sites. Some are suitable for RVs and some are on the riverfront, but most are not paved pads. About 1/2 of all of the RV sites are occupied by seasonal trailers, but no permanent park models are allowed here, so it still had the look of a weekend campground rather than a seasonal park. Has nice dump stations and camp store. Has good cell coverage and OTA television stations from La Crosse. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Motorhome.
We spent Memorial Day weekend here. It was really fun and the weather was nice. The campground was very crowded. My family said the bathrooms were clean, but the showers were pay. However, they said it was only $0.25 for 7 min and that seemed like enough time. They could have used more shower stalls. The beach was very nice but could have been a little bigger because it was crowded. The only problem we had is that we had 5 sites and they were all in the "older" section (20 amp) and we kept tripping the circuit. This meant that only one of us could have air on at a time. It got annoying when we wanted to put the kids down for naps because we couldn't all have air. We plan on staying here again, but we will try to get in the "newer" part where there is 30 & 50 amp service. We camped at Goose Island Campground in a Travel Trailer.