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Kayaking/Canoeing, Camping & Hiking Perrot State Park (Tim S)

I will be arriving on Thursday but you can come anytime Thursday, Friday or Saturday. A few days before the trip I will send my cell number to people attending.

Give yourself at least 5-6 hours (if you want to stop along the way and the cheese castles call your name) to get to La Crosse.

I will not be getting a group site. Everyone needs to reserve their own campsite. http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Perrot_State_Park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=WI&parkId=60033&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

Kayak and canoe rentals are not available at the state park or Goose Island. There are 2 outfitters in La Crosse. They do not transport them. You need to pick them up yourself and transport them.

We will be driving aprox. 35 miles to Goose Island. You will need to be able to get your kayak/canoe to Goose Island.


Canoe/Kayak rentals are $25 per day or $50-$60 per weekend. They do have car top carriers. One place it is include in the rental price and 1 place it is extra. One of the place even has 8 canoe trailers for rent. 3 Rivers Outdoors: http://www.threeriver... University of Wis. La Cross: http://www.uwlax.edu/... I hope this helps.


Friday afternoon: Kayak Perrot State Park in Trempealeau - just north of La Crosse.

Friday evening: Evening Cocktail Cruise on the Mississippi. Call[masked] to reserve your spot for the 90-minute cocktail cruise on a steamboat paddleboat reminiscent of the 20th century. In fact, this is one of the few authentic Mississippi paddlewheel river boats still in operation. The lower deck is climate controlled, with the upper deck allowing you to be wild and free while enjoying the sunset and enjoy beauty that abounds. Unlimited LaCrosse City Beer and Pizza are included with your $18.95 ticket along with a live band on the boat. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their own ticket. Meet at loading dock at 5:15pm -- loading dock is on the North end of Riverside Park, 405 Veterans Memorial Drive, La Crosse, WI.

http://www.lacrossequeen.com/

Saturday:

Kayak Goose Island: http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/LowerPool8.pdf. We will be driving aprox. 35 miles to Goose Island. You will need to be able to get your kayak/canoe to Goose Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hike Perrot State Park.

Saturday night we will have a pot luck dinner. Please bring something to share.

Pictures from June 2012 trip: http://www.meetup.com/Sip-N-Socialize/photos/9393262/

Perrot State Park in Trempealeau - just north of La Crosse - known for hiking, camping and breathtaking views of the Mississippi from the bluffs. NState park sticker $10 per day or get an annual pass for $25. For more information about the park please call[masked]-6409. Dogs OK on leash. Alcohol allowed -- this is Wisconsin.

You can reserve campsites through

http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Perrot_State_Park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=WI&parkId=60033&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

If camping is not your thing, close to Perrot Park bluff you can choose to stay at the Trempealeau Hotel which has rooms starting at $40 per night. Their Kingfisher rooms allow dogs too! Bonus, they have free-fantastic-fun live entertainment on the outdoor bandshell for all during the evening, which also has a beautiful view of the Mississippi. The cheap rooms are European-style, meaning there is one bathroom in the upstairs hallway that is shared. For more room info:

http://www.trempealeauhotel.com/trempealeauhotel/default.asp?ID=29&PageData=394

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer. You won't make it to la crosse today or you won't make it at all?

    May 30, 2013

    • Kathryn

      any info on paddling conditions?

      May 30, 2013

  • Kathryn

    i'm wondering if anyone has report on paddling... I see river is approaching flood stage.... i'm having difficulties finding paddling conditions? anyone have any idea? I'm wnting to make decision asap to go or not tommorow....

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tim,
    Confirming my RSVP. I will arrive on Friday afternoon and will do the cruise. Will be in campsite 44.
    See you soon - rain or shine.
    Stella

    May 29, 2013

  • Monica C

    Sorry but it looks like we won't be up til Sat morn if we make it all so changing our rsvp to "no".

    May 29, 2013

  • Beth

    It's killing me to have to say I can't make it. Work is just piling up and I know I won't be able to get out of town in time to get up there by park closing hours. Next time I'll take Friday off!

    May 29, 2013

  • Charlotte W.

    Sorry all, I am not able to come. I have torn tendon, and am on crutches. So my campsite is available.

    May 28, 2013

  • Zak

    Looking to car pool from north side of Chicago.

    March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I may be up for car pooling if your interested

      March 28, 2013

    • Zak

      Will drop you a line

      May 28, 2013

  • Zak

    Am looking to join an car pool. Am located on the north side of Chicago and can come to your point of departure. Willing to share in gas expenses. Can leave on Thursday or Friday. Will not be traveling with a kayak will only have one back pack of gear. Am entertaining to ride with too LOL !

    May 28, 2013

  • Monica C

    Dave, Kathryn, and I are sharing campsite #37. Dave and I will arrive Thursday and have reserved tickets for Friday nite's dinner cruise. We'll paddle on Friday barring any serious weather.

    May 25, 2013

  • Kathryn

    I will be sharing a camp site with Monica and Dave

    May 21, 2013

  • Beth

    Site 27, arriving Friday night, NOT doing the cruise. For the potluck, I will bring some sort of vegetable to share. Looking forward to it!

    May 19, 2013

  • Tom

    I am a maybe, as I might have to work. I can bring an extra kayak to share and gear (PFD's) etc. I will remain a "NO" and let others have the spots. If I do attend I will get my own campsite.

    May 10, 2013

  • Beth

    I don't have a site yet- anyone want to share? I have a tent so I don't need electric. Tim thanks for checking the site availability!

    May 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Beth, I reserved a site by myself and I believe Marian is going to share it with me. Not sure how much room there is on these sites but if there is room your more than welcome

      May 9, 2013

    • Beth

      Dena, thank you for the offer! They only allow two vehicles at a site...and Zak said he needed a site too so I got one for us. See you there!

      May 9, 2013

  • Beth

    Zak and I will be at site 27.

    May 9, 2013

  • Phil F.

    Are there at least 7 people (I'd make it 8) interested in a group campsite for Friday and Saturday nights that would be $5 per night ($10 per person total for the 2 nights) instead of $12 per night at an individual campsite. One of the group campsites is gone, with only 3 group campsites left - 2 accommodating 25 and 1 accommodating 20. If you're interested, please post it here or e-mail me at [masked] Thanks, and looking forward to the trip.

    April 14, 2013

    • Marian

      Which nights do you have reserved?

      May 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have Fri and Sat but I was contemplating on Thursday too, want sure who was going up on Thursday night

      May 9, 2013

  • Charlotte W.

    I may not be able to attend. I have a fractured foot, with torn tendons and may still be on crutches.
    Will keep you posted.

    May 9, 2013

  • Phil F.

    I have an opportunity to spend time with my grandaghter. Sorry, and have fun!

    April 19, 2013

  • Phil F.

    Sorry, campers, I have an opportunity to spend time with my grandaughter the weekend of May 31 and won't be able to make this trip, but hope to join another trip soon. Have fun! Phil

    April 19, 2013

  • Charlotte W.

    We have site # 79.

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have campsite 42

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tentative yes

    March 28, 2013

  • Monica C

    Hotel Trempealeau is booked up due to the blues fest taking place the weekend we're there.

    March 9, 2013

  • Jeanie H.

    Hi.. This sounds fun. I am giving a tentative "yes" and will confirm when it gets closer...

    March 8, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I cannot make those dates! Sorry

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have reserved site 44.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will arrive Friday in time for Cocktail cruise.
    Tim, thanks for organizing.

    March 3, 2013

  • Monica C

    Individual reservations for Fri cocktail cruise can be made after April 1.

    February 27, 2013

  • rebecca t.

    Unfortunately I cannot make it, sounds like a wonderful time.

    February 25, 2013

  • Marian

    Sounds good to me

    February 24, 2013

  • Beverly M.

    let me know the date when it comes up....

    February 19, 2013

  • Monica C

    Hotel Trempealeau's website mentions a blues fest there June 1.

    February 19, 2013

  • Marian

    Sounds like a great weekend of fun. Hope I can make the date work.

    February 19, 2013

  • Monica C

    Dave and I are interested.

    February 19, 2013

  • Gayle

    I am interested!!

    February 19, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Depending on the date you can count me in!

    February 18, 2013

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