- Estimated Cost: $10.00
- Deposit: $10.00
- Max Trip Size: 30 people
Perrot State Park (https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/perrot/) is located on the Mississippi River flyway and next door to the:
- Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/trempealeau/)
- Great River State Trail (user fee) (https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/greatriver/)
- Hip Breaker bike ride is held in early May, but here is the route (https://www.mapmyride.com/us/holmen-wi/hip-breaker-route-6869109)
- Tour de Trempealeau; more cycling routes (http://www.tourdetremp.com/loops/)
- The confluence of the Trempealeau and Mississippi Rivers and Lock & Dam #6 (https://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Locks-Dams/Lock-Dam-6/)
- The driftless area of Wisconsin with scenic hills and quiet country roads.
This offers us the chance to:
- Hike in the park or the National Wildlife Refuge
- National Migratory Bird Day is May 14th and the Refuge will have special programming and hikes that day for kids (and adults), (Covid dependent).
- Bike on the Great River Trail to the Refuge and on to Winona, or to Onalaska, or road bike on quiet country roads with plenty of climbs (Trout Run Rd and Hipbreaker)
- Paddle the backwaters of the Mississippi and/or paddle the Mississippi through Lock #6.
The 2 group camp sites have a capacity of 20 people but limited space for about 15 tents max on each site, so buddy-up if you can. One site is reserved Thursday-Sunday, 2nd site reserved Friday – Sunday. Specify planned arrival, first come, first served for Thursday night.
A Wisconsin State Park sticker is required ($11/day, $38 annual).
We’ll do a potluck on Saturday night.
There are fine dining choices nearby at Sullivan’s or in Trempealeau.