12 Parks near West Salem, Wisconsin
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 2015 - $37.00
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. - grandflic
May 2016 - $43.00
This is a great spot. Close to Sparta's great antique shops, cafes, bars and of course the Elroy Sparta bike trail. The park has some great walking/nature trails that go deep into the woods. Great for a morning walk with the dogs. All the sites are grass and have what might have been gravel pads at one time, but are mostly just grass now. Very well groomed, beautiful grounds. With the morning mist (and a little frost we had) it looked like we were camping on a golf course. Water/Electricity only. We were pretty much the only ones in the park the weekend we were there so it was nice, but the sites look a little tight especially if you are planning on being outside a lot. Staff is incredibly nice. Probably the nicest I've never met while camping. Sites are REALLY REALLY not level. Bring your legos or blocks or whatever. We had to park in a VERY specific spot within our site to be able to use our jacks to level properly (well, close enough anyway). You're on grass/soft ground as well, so your jacks will sink in a bit and you'll get outa whack over night. I felt it was a bit over priced for just water/electricity, and the way they nickle/dime you (based on their website prices, pool use is extra, guests are extra, etc.) you'd think the base price would be a little lower. Anyway, still have it a 9/10 because it really is a great park and super nice people. - Brian Holmes
Sep 2015 - $32.00
This is a quite wooded park. The sites are set among the trees and care is needed with low limbs. Picnic tables and fire rings are included. Water pressure is low. WiFi is present but very weak. The down side to this park is unlevel sites and low branches. - TexasRVer
Apr 2014 - $20.00
This is the only campground that is open April 1st. The rate is based on no water as it was still below freezing at night. The owner is exceptionally kind, we pulled in at 1130 at night in a pouring rain storm and endured a snowstorm the next day, she was very concerned we had everything we needed and did turn on a faucet we could fill our tank as weather improved, as we were leaving the next day we didn't bother. If you have a large rig, the dump station could be a challenge although the owner has plans to remove the troublesome trees in the near future. WiFi wasn't working and ATT cell service was non existent until you reach the highway. Basic channels picked up via antenna. Would stay again, great motorcycle riding, Amish country, Sparta bike trail and Great River Rd not far away. - rob4mepls
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
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
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
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 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
Jun 2013 - $24.00
We stayed at this park for 3 days. Staff was courteous, and efficient. Located half way between La Crosse and Sparta near the La Crosse River, and bike path. Nice grassy pull through sites more than long enough for our 62'. Far enough off the Interstate so you didn't hear the traffic. We will stay here again. - chockwald
Aug 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. - LifeRebooted
May 2015 - $21.00
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. - Dr sandra d
Aug 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. - what next
Sep 2008 - $35.00
I have heard they are strict on noise after dark. We were traveling with other families and we get kind of loud after the kids go to bed but I am happy to say, we did not have any problems. This is a small campground with very nice looking cottages near the camping sites. The beach is awesome and my dog loved doggie dip hours. I probably won't bring my dog next time because you have to give a $25 pet deposit and sign a form with their dog rules. While we love doggie dip hours, we couldn't bring our dog to the beach any other time of day and they did drive by in a cart to check when I walked my dog down to the beach. The playground was satisfactory, kids had fun, the 1-2 block walk to the falls was worth it - great photos. The sites were good sized, and the price was reasonable. We did the 1 hour $25 canoe trip which was perfect for all our young kids and they allowed my dog to come! - travlin-with-tots
Aug 2008 - $10.00
Must be better than Stoney Creek RV resort in Osseo, WI - plimp22
Jun 2007 - $32.00
The park has small sites but is quite pretty and has some very nice shaded sites. Staff was very friendly and did a great job of making you feel welcome. I will definitely stay here again. - cobragt23
Fort McCoy, Wisconsin (map) | (608) 388-3517
Sites: 136 | Latest Rate: $22.00 | 9 Reviews
Aug 2015 - $22.00
We LOVED this park and will definitely return! The sites are spacious and many are shaded. Even though the area is somewhat remote, there are many things to do: Inexpensive canoe and kayak rentals, pedal carts, shuffleboard, mini golf, lake and stream fishing, lakeside beach with water slides and lifeguard, and RVs for rent if you don't have your own. They also have log cabins for rent. It's one of those places you don't to talk about so you can keep it all to yourself, but too late!! - CWinLV
Sep 2014 - $25.00
This is an excellent place to bring families for summer fun! They have tons of activities, way too many to list. Many activities are free while they rent equipment for others. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, they have camp-led activities for kids too. The park was very quiet and almost empty in mid-September. Paved level sites are very well spaced and suitable for big rigs. The park is open to the public. Verizon Wi-Fi worked well but AT&T barely had a signal. Some sites are satellite suitable. The laundry is woefully undersized with only 2 washers/2 dryers. Previous reviews are still valid except they no longer ask for social security numbers. Review their web site for directions and more info. - Danno
Aug 2011 - $35.00
This was a great place for a one-night stay but would be even better for a weekend to take advantage of all the activities here like lake swimming, paddle boating, laser tag and paintball. Campground is on Army base land but you don't have to go through any check points to get in. They do require your social security number in their computer at registration but they said it was immediately encrypted and unavailable to the office staff after it was entered. The grounds at this park are great and spread out. Camp sites are generous with space with nice roads throughout. Cable worked fine and showers were clean. Watch out for lots of ant hills as you walk through the grass to the shower buildings or anywhere off the roads. We arrived after registration office hours but the other staff in the building told us to just pick out a site and pay up in the morning. Big play ground for children and they played a family movie outside in the evening. We heard gunfire and shelling off and on all night long; stopped with sunrise. The noise didn't bother us; just quite a unique experience. Would love to visit longer next time. - SassyW