12 Parks near West Salem, Wisconsin
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 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
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
Jul 2016 - $26.00
Nice County park on the river. Clean sites and relatively quiet. WiFi was non existant on the south end of the campground. Had heavy rain (2") during the night which flooded several sites and the water remained for the two days we camped. All said, we would stay there again. - N8MD
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
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
Aug 2016 - $46.00
Stayed here a few days visiting La Crosse because it seemed like the only park in the area with full hookups. The longer we were there, the more impressed we became. Park is mostly well-kept seasonals, most in the trees. They also have nightly full hookup and W/E-only sites, all in the sun. Our full hookup site was wide and flat, with the hookups in the right place. It's the kind of place that is busy on weekends, and pretty quiet midweek. Staff was friendly and helpful. They have a good-sized swimming pond with sand beach. There is a snack shop/bar by the pond that is only open on weekends. Looked like a good place to take kids. I would stay here again. Verizon phone and Internet worked well. - JA1800
Jun 2015 - $48.00
We stayed for six weeks. Our monthly rate for the longer part of the stay was $35 a night. Needed to add on two days at full rate of $48. It is a bit pricey for amenities provided, unless you have young children. There is a large pond and beach which they enjoy as well as mini golf, basketball, volleyball, and climbing equipment. Quiet time is enforced so holiday weekends are tolerable. Laundry consists of two older washer and dryers at $2.00 each. Found it better to go to the laundromat in Holmen. WiFi is free here and alternates between very good and not so great. - Da Keeffes
Aug 2013 - $38.00
This park has lots of seasonal/weekend campers. So it is quiet during the week and busy on the weekends. There is a swimming *pond* set up like an ocean front beach complete with sand and tiki bar. The kids enjoyed swimming in it and it was reasonably clean. The bathrooms were clean, staff friendly. Sites grass and mostly level. There was a lot of room between the sites. We had an end site which was enormous. You have to pay for your shower. That's always a con for me. The seasonal campers appear to be well kept. We would stay again if in the area. - Joann26
Aug 2007 - $25.00
This campground is considered a "party campground" by local residents. We went with 2 other families and unfortunately picked "Poker Run - Harley Motorbikes" weekend. Not many campgrounds in the area have weekend openings so we went anyway. Despite some obvious problems (loud bar & a band playing till midnight) we had a good time. The pool was clean (someone told us the state just made them clean it- that makes me wonder). The bathrooms were fair - older - only 1 house and they were a bit grimy but usable. The playground was older but my kids still had fun. The Black river was awesome and kept all the children occupied the whole day. We fished but didn't catch anything, we swam, and built many sand creations. I would go again to give this place another chance. - travlin-with-tots
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
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
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