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Perrot State Park, Trempealeau

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
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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  • Enjoyed our fall visit to Perrot State Park. A challenging, but fun hike up to Brady's Bluff...the views were well worth the trek. The trail we took was pretty steep with lots of rock steps, stairs an...  read more »
  • very nice state park offers most amenities like camping hiking biking. Nice roads in and out. no fee to get in. I would recommend this park. 
  • The campground has many spacious campsites but the ones along trempeleau bay (i.e. #43) are particularly nice. Great views. Good distance from neighbors. And somehow we lucked out and found fewer mosq...  read more »
  • The park is great! Lots of places to hike and it is right along the Mississippi River so you get an awesome view as you drive in and while hiking some of the trails. They have a nature center that has some great information about the area's history as well and the Rangers are very helpful. The campground is kept up nice which makes for less stressful camping. Will definitely be back!
  • I camped here with my son. The campground was clean and there was plenty of trails to hike on. This park has bluffs and beautiful scenic views as well as water for fishing or kayaking. Natural beauty at its best! The staff was very friendly and also helpful. I will definitely stay here again.
  • Best hiking I've found South of the cities. Beautiful views, nice elevation changes. Would give it 5 stars if the WI Rangers could create accurate maps and/or mark the trails when you come to a crossing.
  • Hidden gem of Wisconsin State Parks! I camped here when I was a kid years ago and I always remembered it as a great state park, I took my family here the summer of 2015 and it held up to everything I remembered. This area of Wisconsin is just beautiful. There are wonderful views of the Mississippi and surrounding hills. Excellent hiking that challenges and rewards. Great location to canoe and kayak in the backwaters of the Mississippi. Also this is a wonderful place to camp. It has great camping sites and is a nice place to go with your family. There is also a nice nature center close to the campground that is worth checking out.
  • Definitely going back. Canoe trip around the trempealeau Bay was incredible. We even spotted an eagle. Awesome hikes.
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