Sitting pretty right where the Mississippi and Trempealeau rivers meet, Perrot State Park is a true geographic wonder. This 1,270-acre park was once inhabited by the native tribes in the area, who conducted important meetings (amongst other things) atop Trempealeau Mountain. The “mountain” is truthfully considered more of a bluff, as it is cone-shaped and surrounded by water. Trempealeau Mountain, as well as Brady's Bluff Prairie are the two main natural areas that the state park protects.
Another interesting factoid about this park is that it's located in Wisconsin's Driftless region. The Driftless region is characterized by the lack of glaciation that took place there during the last Ice Age. This makes it one of the few places in the world you can actually see that was left unaffected and uncarved by ancient glaciers. Luckily, the park's main attractions provide stunning views of the surrounding geography.
As far as recreation, this park offers plenty. There are over 12 miles of hiking trails that are great for mountain biking as well. Many of the trails provide great viewpoints from which hikers can enjoy the beautiful view of the Mississippi River with. Right over on the Trempealeau River is a boat landing where visitors can take their own private canoe or rented kayak out for some time on the water. Fishing equipment is available at the park office, and anglers can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the shore.
During the winter, over nine miles of trails are groomed for cross country skiing, as well as snowshoeing and winter hiking. Visitors are urged to take caution as the rivers can be unpredictable and exposed to various ice conditions.
There are 2 campgrounds available for use at Perrot State Park. One is a family campground that features 102 campsites, 38 of them have electrical hookups. The other one features 4 walk-in campsites with water access. Both campgrounds offer easy access to trails and other attractions of the park.
Variety of sites - we had a very wooded one - semi private. The hiking is great - with wonderful views of the River - Also near Trempealeau and the old hotel, barge traffic, and the Great River Road - also the national wildlife refuge….
This place is so peaceful. There is so much hiking and kayaking to do! I still haven’t explored it all. I can’t wait to go back!
Located among driftless Wisconsin, Perrot SP is a great place to camp. The highlight of this park are the hiking trails created by the CCC. Brady’s Bluff is a must see trail that takes you to the top providing an amazing view of the Mississippi.
There is a lot of hiking (the view from the bluffs are amazing) you can rent kayaks canoes etc. and they have a boat landing. No shore fishing or swimming which is disappointing.
The nonelectric sites were a bit small (compared to many state parks I have been too) -especially considering the gravel spot they leave for pop ups - not great to tent camp on and takes up most of the space that is safely far enough from the fire pit.
The bathrooms were decent but quite a hike (which stinks late at night) the showers were clean but I never used them.
However, the bugs and mosquitos were almost unbearable. We fogged the site daily, had thermacells, and coated ourselves in bug spray - still came home completely bit up and trying to play cards at night the constant hum of bugs was a bit much.
This campground has beautiful views along the Trempealeau river flowage and the Mississippi River. Campground is along the Trempealeau river, and has river views but not river access. There is no beach on site, which is a downer for families that want to play in the water. The hiking trails are very well marked.
The bathroom and shower facilities are great, and well kept which makes this a great family friendly place.
This Campground offered beautiful views of the Mississippi river Trempealeau bay, rock formations And most excellent hiking trails
This campground was clean, quiet, and peaceful. The greenery made each campsite feel private. The campground is set on a river and the occupants have the ability to use kayaks. The one downfall I found was since it is a state park we had to buy a state park sticker, pay the campground fee, and we also had to pay an additional fee to reserve our site.
overall, we really enjoyed our time at the campground and would definitely camp there again.
Beautiful place to canoe or kayak. The park does have kayak and canoe rentals available for reasonable prices.
Brady’s trail has some of the best views for hiking in the park. Watch for poison ivy on all trails. Nature Center is small but has some interesting information. All exhibits feature local native culture, history, and natural features.
This is a dog friendly state park.
I loved camping at Perrot State Park for every reason except for the bugs. I went in August and I was absolutely covered in bug bites after one night. The facilities are well kept up and the rangers are super friendly. It does get busy peak season. The hiking is really great and the views of the river and bluffs are unlike any other site I’ve been to.
This was a beautiful campground in the bluffs of the great Mississippi River. Awesome views of the surrounding area, nice private shaded campsites, and great for canoeing and kayaking. We rented canoes and went out to the river for some good fishing and putzing around. Such a pretty area.