- Estimated Cost: $20
- Deposit: $10
- Max Trip Size: 30 people
There will be campING, hikING, bikING, paddlING, birdING, laughING, otherING along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi.
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/)
- 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 13th and the Refuge will have special programming and hikes that day for kids (and adults)
- 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); links to mapped routes available.
- 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 each, but limited space for about 15 tents max on each site, so buddy-up if you can. Parking will also be tight. 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 or Winona.
Doug H. – [email protected] – (952) 297-6114