This campground is beautiful with towering pine trees. The scent is wonderful! It is within walking distance of the overlook of the magnificent Upper Mississippi River at the confluence of the Wisconsin River. There are other walking/hiking opportunities. McGregor is nearby and fun to check out. A drive along the Mississippi is beautiful going north or south of McGregor. Spook Cave is interesting and Effigy Mounds National Monument is outstanding. There are a lot of things to do in this area. Pikes Peak State Park is a gem!
This campground had 60+ campsites. The sites were very open and did not appear to be planned very well for camping functionality. The tent sites appeared to be very flat. Many other sites were very uneven and were challenging to get a camper into. The electric boxes in sites were also placed in strange areas (middle of campsite, 10+feet from camper parking pad, etc). The campground was also very open.
We did enjoy the peacefulness of this campground though. Lots of star viewing opportunities. Very limited road noise. Nice hiking trails. The overlook was also a great place to relax.
We definitely would return to this campground for the hiking opportunities; but we would chose to bring our tent instead of our camping trailer.
there is a very nice smooth wood walk way for one of the trails making it easy for all ages. also amazing over looks of the river
Majestic views and excellent trails. Wish we would have had more time to explore the park.
During my visit the campground was fairly quiet, and the sites are decently private with lots of shade. The bath/shower house was in fair shape and clean, plus showers were free! You can reserve the sites ahead of time for a convenience fee of 4 bucks, but they also have a kiosk to pay cash first-come first served if you can stand the suspense! Tent sites were $11/night when I visited in August.
The nice thing about this campground is its proximity to a couple trail-heads that lead to some of the park's nice hiking trails.
I would definitely recommend this campground, and would absolutely stay here again given the chance!
Lovely old forests and amazing views of the big river, great trails (easy to moderate), wildlife. We were here many years ago and it is quite memorable. It has that Civilian Conservation Corps charm but with modern amenities. Waterfall trail is also worth the hike, nice geology.
Yay: lots of history, great views even without going too far from your car
Nay: very close campsites, none along the lake but all are close to trails. Bugs!
Surprise: exceptional birding! Bring your binoculars. Get up early for the sunrise. Also, this is not in Colorado (where the more famous PIke's Peak is!).
This park is arranged more for RV's than tent camping and you cannot set up right along the river but can get pretty close if you are in tent spot 25. The sites are really close to each other. Bear Mound is cool to see if you appreciate the history behind it. Bridal falls is also a must see if you are there. The hiking trails can be done with a long day hike and offer some beautiful scenery as the leaves are changing. One of the few spots I have stayed along the Mississippi and one of my favorites.