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Grant River Recreation Area

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Attention Campers! Beginning 2024, the Mississippi River Project's new Check-out time will be 12 pm. The new Check-in time will be 2 pm.

Attention Campers! Beginning 2024, the Mississippi River Project's new Check-out time will be 12 pm. The new Check-in time will be 2 pm.

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Mississippi River - Pools 11-22

Overview

Spread along the banks of the Upper Mississippi River, the Grant River Campground, located in the "Catfish Capital of Wisconsin," is a modern campground that offers a plethora of outdoor and recreational activities.

Recreation

The famous fishing on the Mississippi River draws crowds of anglers each year. The most popular species is the channel catfish, earning the city of Potosi the nickname "Catfish Capital of Wisconsin." Other species include bluegill, walleye, crappie, northern pike and bass. Best to try your luck in the spring before the rice field grows up. There is boat ramp access within the campground, but can be chalenging for larger vessels as water levels drop and aquatic vegetation grows up.________

Facilities

The famous fishing on the Mississippi River draws crowds of anglers each year. The most popular species is the channel catfish, earning the city of Potosi the nickname "Catfish Capital of Wisconsin." Other species include bluegill, walleye, crappie, northern pike and bass. Best to try your luck in the spring before the rice field grows up. There is boat ramp access within the campground, but can be chalenging for larger vessels as water levels drop and aquatic vegetation grows up.________

Natural Features

Surrounding the large campsite is a lush river landscape with towering bluffs and beautiful sunsets, creating a nature experience for visitors without losing the comforts of modern camping.

Nearby Attractions

Potosi Brewing Company Restauraunt & Museum (Potosi, WI - 2 miles) Lock and Dam 11 (Dubuque, IA - 19 miles) National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (Dubuque, IA - 20 miles) Diamond Jo Casino & The Q Casino (Dubuque, IA - 20 miles) Historic sites, Antiques, Fine Dining (Galena, IL - 28 miles)

contact_info

For facility specific information, please call (563) 582-0881.

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Location

Grant River Recreation Area is located in Wisconsin

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Directions

From WI-133, Turn East on River Lane (two miles south of Potosi) and follow the directional signs approximately two miles to the campground. From US-61/WI-35, Turn S on River Lane and follow directional signs to campground.

Address

Grant River Recreation Area 3990 Park Lane
Potosi, WI 53820

Coordinates

42.6594444 N
90.7097222 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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10 Reviews

Ron G.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2023

Nice view at the Mississippi River

Very nice hosts. Army camping. Nice view at the Mississippi River $20 per night with electrical hook up. 

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Ron G., July 19, 2023
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Ron G., July 19, 2023
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Ron G., July 19, 2023
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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2023

Nice Campground on the River

Nice campground. Cement pads and blacktop roads. Clean shower houses. Train tracks border the campground and train horns are loud. Has sites with views of the Mississippi.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Dave M., June 16, 2023
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Dave M., June 16, 2023
Khenia F.
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2022

Spacious with train tracks

The tent site that we were at was very specious for my dog to run freely with his long leash. A lot of shade and space for everyone. We stayed right by the bathrooms. Showers have a push button so water pressure and temperature was not very great. The river was a great view and campground was big to walk around. Plenty of people coming through but a quiet neighborhood. Other than the train passing right by us, we enjoyed our time there.

Month of VisitOctober
L
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Nice campground on Mississippi River with downside

Stayed August 4, 2021.

Campground was neat and tidy.  Vault toilet was clean.  Most sites had view of river.  Some sites were fairly close.  A railroad mainline ran along the campground.  Our site was about 100 ft from rail and campground was where train would blow their whistle.  Until midnight, trains went by about every 1/2 hour.  After midnight about every other hour.  Gave campground a 4, but experience was a 3.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Lyle B., October 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Lyle B., October 11, 2021
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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2021

Nice Campground

Some of the sites are tight. Railroad tracks border the campground. Train horns are loud and was awaken at 3 am. It does have a nice view of the Mississippi and you can see the river from many camp sites.

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Month of VisitNovember
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  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Dave M., October 2, 2021
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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Beautiful River

Stop here on a whim. Loved the view of the the Mississippi River. But, the trains going by during the night was a bit annoying. Though, would not stop me from camping here again.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Leslie P., June 10, 2021
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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2021

Always packed in the summer

Nice views of the Iowa and Wisconsin Mississippi River bluffs. Lots of noise from the railroad that has a train every 30 min.

Dene H.
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2020

It’s right on the Mississippi

It’s right next to the Mississippi, and that’s it’s shining quality. Groundskeepers wake up and get started early, and the train tracks are not far away. Sites don’t give a lot of privacy. Park was really well maintained.

David H.
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2020

Buggy

I like the place but lots of nats. Train didn't bother me.

  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by David H., February 3, 2020
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by David H., February 3, 2020
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by David H., February 3, 2020
Keith M.
Reviewed May. 16, 2018

Grant River Recreational Area in Potosi, WI

Right on the Mississippi River. Concrete pads and beautiful views of the Missippi. Only negative is a railroad runs next to the campgound.

  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Keith M., May 16, 2018
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Keith M., May 16, 2018
  • Review photo of Grant River Recreation Area by Keith M., May 16, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Grant River Recreation Area have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Grant River Recreation Area has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Grant River Recreation Area?

Grant River Recreation Area allows vehicles up to 90 feet.

Are fires allowed at Grant River Recreation Area?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Grant River Recreation Area, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Grant River Recreation Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Grant River Recreation Area does not have wifi.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Grant River Recreation Area?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Grant River Recreation Area. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Grant River Recreation Area, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

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