When craving the solace of the outdoors, with enough room to breathe and keep a social distance, the Driftless can offer you the outdoor recreation you love with the space you need. Be sure to check ahead to see if offered services are available and if events are ongoing. Click here for more camping choices.
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Beauford T. Anderson Park
The Driftless area has some fantastic state parks and nature reserves, but sometimes you’d rather skip the big boys and set the tent up somewhere a little more off the tour guide radar. Soldier’s Grove is home to Driftless Brewing Company, the annual Driftless Area Art Festival, and a village park that allows for both tent camping (the spots closest to the Kickapoo River) and hookups for RVs. The park highlights a playground, skate park, and tennis courts.
Where to begin? It’s a “first come, first serve” campground. You can pick up your camping permit at the Campbell’s One Stop gas station or the Village Office.
The Little Barn Cabin at Nature Nooks Retreat is a peaceful and nature-centric location in which to experience the Driftless. The seclusion of the area allows visitors to reconnect with nature and to hear the songs of the frogs and birds as well as the West Fork of the Kickapoo River, as it floats past. It’s a tranquil respite from the every day, with the modern amenities you’ve come to expect.
Where to begin? Wood is provided for the outdoor fire circle. Remember to bring the s’more fixings as well as groceries for your stay. Their cabins have full kitchens.
Sports Unlimited Campground
This park near Prairie du Chien has space for your RV, or you can rent a Caboose, Cottage, or a Log Cabin for your stay. Along the banks of the Mississippi River, this campground has plenty of amenities including two restaurants, a private boat ramp, an arcade room, swimming pool, miniature golf course, and even a full 32 par golf course. With play areas for the kids and volleyball and basketball courts, this campground will keep the family busy.
Where to begin? They make it easy for you with laundry facilities, hot showers, and a convenience store on site. You just need to bring yourselves, and maybe the fishing poles too.
74 campsites on a 521 acre park. Sidie Hollow is a great location for the outdoor enthusiast to camp in the Driftless. Cold water trout streams, a 38 acre lake with fishing piers and a boat launch, along with miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. There is a range of campsites available. You can pitch your tent in a rustic spot without amenities or pull in your RV with full hookups. Only three miles out of Viroqua, this popular park might be the right one for you.
Where to begin?
Bring your swimsuits. While there may not be a beach for the lake, there are opportunities to jump in. While taking a hike around the lake, watch for the rope swing for a fun way into the water.
Kickapoo Stump Dodger Campground
This campground outside Gays Mills hosts an annual Country Music Festival, the Stump Dodger Bash. RV and tent sites available as well as the “Upper Place”, a full-amenity cottage to rent. Every site has electricity and water with fire rings and picnic tables at most. Golf cart rentals make it easy to get around the campground. Pool access and a boat landing round out the offerings.
Where to begin? Take advantage of the area and plan to canoe the Kickapoo, or fish by the Gays Mills dam, or check out the historic Log Cabin Heritage Park in Gays Mills.