Wyalusing State Park RV & Campground Guide

Wisconsin

Enjoy a trip camping 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers at Wyalusing State Park. It’s one of Wisconsin’s oldest state parks, and has family camping areas, hiking trails, a canoe trail, Native American burial grounds, and a variety of activities visitors can do while taking in the scenery of the river valleys.  

Weather in the park is on the cooler side, with average highs just above 80°F in summer, and average lows in winter in the teens. It gets about half a week of precipitation during the winter months and a week in summer.

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Weather
Spring 28 F – 71 F
Summer 60 F – 83 F
Fall 32 F – 76 F
Winter 13 F – 34 F
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Nearby Cities
Bagley, WI
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Wyalusing State Park

Wyalusing State Park has 88 sites with electric hookups, picnic tables, and cooking grills. There is a dump station nearby, and four bathhouses. There are also coin-operated washers and dryers available.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Sports Unlimited Campground

Sports Unlimited is steps from the Mississippi River, and has a variety of recreational activities for guests. Each site has a fire pit, and there are two restaurants within walking distance of the campsites.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: laundry, showers, playground, mini golf, 9-hole golf course

River of Lakes Campground & Resort

River of Lakes is a family friendly campground in the backwaters of the Mississippi River, with excellent fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: playground, canoeing, bike rentals, paddleboard rentals

RV Rentals Near Wyalusing State Park

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What to Do at
Wyalusing State Park

Inside Wyalusing State Park

There are lots of things to do at Wyalusing State Park. From water fun to winter treks to other outdoor activities, here are some of the things you might want to try:

Hiking: There are more than 14 miles of hiking trails that snake through the park, of all different difficulties. Some of them do include steep climbs and descents or stairs, so check on the terrain for your hike before you head out so you’re prepared. 

Biking: The park has two mountain bike trails - Whitetail Meadows and Mississippi Ridge. They’re not designed for high speed travel, but are great places to try your technical biking skills. 

Boating: Boat ramps are available for motorboats, and rental boats are available. There is no beach within the park, but there is one nearby at Wyalusing Recreation Area. There is also a canoe trail through the river, and canoe and kayak rentals are available. 

Fishing: There is excellent fishing for panfish, bass, northern pike, and walleye. There is also an accessible fishing pier near the boat landing.

Hunting and trapping: Visitors may hunt and trap in open areas of the park during the appropriate seasons. There are restrictions on where, and on what types of traps are allowed, so be sure to check before you plan your trip. 

Cross-country skiing: There are several cross-country ski trails for every level. Several trails offer magnificent views of the Mississippi River in winter. Trails are groomed. 

Snowshoeing: All trails not groomed for cross-country skiing are available for winter hiking or snowshoeing. Several trails lead to frozen waterfalls, and guarantee a picturesque winter experience. 

Outside Wyalusing State Park

There’s plenty to do outside Wyalusing State Park as well! From taking a dip to cool off to learning more about the area’s history, once you’ve explored the park here are some other places to investigate. 

Restaurants

Huckleberry’s Restaurant

Enjoy the beautiful view and grab some breakfast or dinner, or get a wrap or sandwich to eat there or to take on a picnic! Huck’s offers tasty traditional breakfasts, surf & turf or chicken for dinner, and a variety of sandwiches, wraps, and salads.

Type: American

Location: Prairie du Chien, WI

The Barn Restaurant

This rustic-style restaurant is spacious and comforting. The Barn prides itself on delicious cocktails and tasty dinners. They’re especially known for their homemade, specialty pizzas, but they also have a variety of salads, and they serve up chicken, prime rib, fish, and baby back ribs. 

Type: American

Location: Prairie du Chien, WI

Eddie’s Irish Pub

Enjoy the traditional, friendly pub atmosphere and Irish food at Eddie’s. But don’t be afraid to break tradition and indulge in some Wisconsin fried cheese curds as well! Along with Irish food, Eddie’s serves several salads, wraps, burgers, and pizza.

Type: Pub

Location: Prairie du Chien, WI

Shopping

The Cannery Gifts

You can find home decor, collectibles, candles, specialty gourmet foods, a garden shop, themed decor, and more at this southwestern Wisconsin treasure of a shop. Get yourself a souvenir to remember your trip, or pick up some holiday or birthday gifts for friends & family. 

Sightseeing

Effigy Mounds National Monument

The mounds preserved at this national monument are considered sacred by many Americans, especially the 20 associated American Indian tribes. Learn about the meanings of the mounds and the people who built them. 

Location: Harpers Ferry, IA

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge

The refuge crosses four states - Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin - along the Mississippi River. It was established as a place for fish, wildlife, and plants, and as a breeding place for migrating birds. It’s one of the largest blocks of floodplain in the U.S.  Look for swans, ducks, bald eagles, and a variety of other birds including great blue herons. There are activities for kids at the refuge as well.

Location: Wisconsin

Villa Louis

The Villa Louis Mansion was the home of one of Wisconsin’s most wealthy families. Learn how the prosperous family lived from the time of the fur trade industry to the end of the 19th century. The mansion is located on the banks of the Mississippi and is a historic home along the Great River Road. 

Location: Prairie du Chien, WI

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How to Get to
Wyalusing State Park

From US Highway 18 and State Highway 35, turn west on County Highway C about just south of the Wisconsin River bridge. Follow Highway C to Highway X. Turn right on Highway X and go one mile to the park entrance. You’ll also find directional signs are at each intersection.

The address for the park is 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, WI 53801.

Entering Wyalusing State Park

There is an entrance fee for vehicles.

Vehicles with Wisconsin plates : $8

Vehicles with out-of-state plates : $11

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