This is a really nice park. It is mainly flat not a lot of scenery that I saw, most sites don't have much shade but the sites are fully equipped, paved and level and the office and owner check in is very enjoyable. In fact, the owner treats you like royalty. He meets you at the gate, escorts you to the site and hooks you up so you don't even have to get your hands dirty. He is personable, knowlegeable and helpful. This was my first stay in my new Travel Trailer in an RV campground and it was a supurb example. I would recommend this park highly.
I camped here 1 night only. I was road weary, it was dark and I was unable to find the campground in LaCrosse I wanted to stay at. I found this place on a referral from Neshonic Campground (nice people) who were full. The campground facilites were fine, they had a nice big office and the place was almost full. However the check-in office reeked of cigarette smoke and the owner smoked constantly throughout the check in. I am asthmatic and was gasping by the time I got out of there. I was told to choose one of a couple free sites. The sites were drive through but I had trouble getting into mine because of the neighbors parking 3 campers on one site. It left me very little room to make the turn in because of trees. Nevertheless I got in and managed to step in a huge pile of dog waste while leveling. The neighbors stayed up until after midnight with loud country music blaring out an open RV door. The campground owners did not police the noise whatsoever. There were numerous other late night group parties around also. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I stopped at the office to ask the owner directions to the park in the neighboring town that I couldn't find and his commment was, "I don't know of any other parks in the area!" Astonished, I asked if he was new to the area and did he have a phone book I could look in. He reply'd that, "he didn't give information about his competitors." Boy, did I leave that place behind forever.
I really enjoyed this park. I extended my stay to 4 nights. The office staff were very nice and helpful, there is an RV sales and repair place on site as well as bar and campground store. There isn't a bad site, all have a view of the river and both outside rows have frontage of the main Mississippi or the bay which allows you to moor a boat. Of course, the LaCrosse area is great for sightseeing. Both historical sites and scenery are supurb. Shopping is excellent. I would recommend this park to everyone.
we would highly recommend the park. The grounds are well groomed, the restrooms and showers are sparkling clean and the sites are paved and level. We have camped here twice, once a couple years ago with friends and then again this July. The Iron River runs along one side and is picturesue and there is a nice hiking or biking trail running right through it as well as an ATV trail running by just above it on the hill. The camp host staff are always friendly. If you don't need full time sewer, partial hookups with cable are available for less money .
If you would like to camp in a rustic wooded lake area or would like an RV site with electrical and other hookups, I suggest continuing east to the Iron River area. Our experience with this park was the campground from 8&!*. My friend and I reserved the campsite on-line and paid months in advance. I arrived in a dealer loaner vehicle (I had just ordered a new car there). The vehicle was loaded with camping gear and boats on top. My friend met me there in his sports car. We intended on using the small car to drive back and forth to the neighboring town for evening class reunion activites. When we checked in we were assessed and additional $48 ($6 per day per car) for daily vehicle fees in addition to the nightly $18 per night camping fee. To reduce the car fees I elected to purchase an annual pass for $25. Then our problems began. After setting up the tent we left in the small car to attend an evening function. We returned late to find a blank ticket on the window advising that because the sticker was not displayed in the proper place we could face a huge fine. (I had simply left the sticker on the top of dash) So I proceeded to tape the sticker to the Right Lower corner of the windshield as requested. The following morning we awoke to find a 20 something park ranger in full uniform demanding I permanently adhere the sticker to the vehicle. I explained the vehicle was not mine and showed him the dealer-plate. I advised I would be happy to adhere the sticker to my own car when I returned home. He became incensed and threatened me with a $100 fine unless I complied immediately. We became incensed and demanded a refund for the annual sticker, paid for a 1 day car sticker instead and demanded a refund for the next 3 days that we had prepaid. He seemed pleased to be losing our business because he smiled and laughed as we left. Unbelievable.
I had a GREAT time here. The office staff are very nice and the facilities clean and adequate. I stayed here for 4 days. They don't take reservations (first come first serve). I left home at 6 AM and I arrived before noon and didn't have trouble finding an open site. At check-in I was concerned because of their "cash only" policy. This can indicate unsavory business practices, and I usually don't carry much currency in my wallet, preferring 1 credit card. So, I had to return to the RV to dig out more money. However my concerns were unfounded. They let you drive around and choose a site that fits you before you commit. The prices are very reasonable at $19 and $20, depending on the site location. It's a cliff view of Lake Superior but there are paths and stairs down to the beach. Showers are 50 cents but they give you more than enough water. I would recommend this park highly!