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Perrot State Park, Trempealeau

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#25 of 88 in Nature in Wisconsin
Perrot State Park is a state park in Wisconsin's Driftless Area at the confluence of the Trempealeau and Mississippi rivers. The 1270acre park features spectacular views of steep limestone bluffs and the river valleys. It offers observation platforms for watching wildlife, especially the great variety of birds which inhabit or migrate through the park. Hiking trails and camping are available. Mountain bike trails penetrate deep inside the park.The park protects two State Natural Areas including Brady's Bluff Prairie and Trempealeau Mountain, a cone-shaped mountain surrounded by water. The Native Americans of the area traditionally considered the mountain sacred and used it as a landmark for meetings. Some earthwork mounds made by ancient Native American cultures are located in the park.This facility protects the site of one of the earliest encampments by European explorers in the upper Mississippi. The park is named for Nicolas Perrot, a French explorer who was the first to write about the area.Images
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  • Went kayakimg with our 12 and 13 year old. It was about a 2 hour trip, beautiful and a lot of fun. The kayak was a bit big for our 12 year old, she is pretty petite, but strong . she was very tired at...  more »
  • We did the Brady’s Bluff hike and the hike along the river. Both were nice but the view from the top of Brady’s Bluff is not to be missed. We started on the east side and ended on the west and it took...  more »
  • I chose to stay at Perrot State Park because I had never stayed there before and I was traveling on 35, enjoying the fall colors. The sites are nice, the showers are ok at best and the drive through t...  more »
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  • Amazing state park with many great trails ranging from easy to difficult. Beautiful views no matter which trail you choose, you'll always have a glimpse of The Mississippi and some fascinating rock formations. I came in the winter but can only imagine how even more beautiful it would be in the summer or fall. I saw they have camping along with kayak and canoe rentals. Very nice park, even able to pay an hourly rate to enter versus a day pass.
  • This is a beautiful park in any season. The obviously favorite tail is Brady's trail. It takes you to the highest point where there's a small look out shelter. But there are many other trails I recommend you try. The Riverview trail is relatively easy and flat. If you want more of a longer harder hike, I recommend starting back by maintenance shed and hike the cross country ski trails. These are off limits to hikers in the winter so go in the fall when the leaves are changing.
  • Good for hiking, camping, x-country skiing. There is a boat launch. You need a state park sticker
  • Awesome park. Best ever views of the Mississippi River. Great bluffs for hiking. We'll kept facilities.
  • We camped there last July with the kids (3 and 1 years old). The park has a lot to offer. The tent campsite was very clean and quiet. We rented a canoe and went to the river and it was fabulous. It is one of our favorite state parks to camp and recommend it for sure.
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