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The Waters of Trempealeau, Wisconsin!

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  ~Trempealeau, Wisconsin~

Trempealeau Wisconsin is a quaint town that sits on the banks of the Mississippi River and between two confluences.  North of the town the Trempealeau River empties in and creates a quiet bay where wildlife abounds and Perrot State Park lies.  Southwards you’ll find the Black River where the confluence has been preserved as a State Natural Area and where the best access is by boat.  The town itself also rests against the Trempealeau Lakes, a chain of spring fed lakes that are part of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy Lands.  With hiking and canoeing right on their doorstep, this is a town well connected to nature.

The Waters of Trempealeau Wisconsin

~Canoeing Trempealeau Bay~

Perrot State Park is a favorite stop for a Great River Road vacation.  Not only does it have spectacular vistas, but great camping and hiking trails as well.  But if you really want to get out and explore, a canoe or kayak is your best bet.  There is a boat landing on the Trempealeau River in the park that takes you beneath a railroad bridge and into the Trempealeau Bay.  Get a glimpse of history, knowing that this was how the original fur traders to the area traveled.  Don’t have your own boat?  Don’t worry, canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the park office.
The Waters of Trempealeau Wisconsin

~Fishing in Van Loon~

Where the Black River empties into the Mississippi, a floodplain area was created by the water and it resulted in a home for many species of plants and animals.  Van Loon Floodplain Forest State Natural Area is well known in the region for its fishing opportunities.  You’ll find a boat ramp right off of the River Road about 5.5 miles out of town.  When you want to get lost in nature, Van Loon won’t disappoint.  Since water access is the only way to really enjoy this Natural Area, you’ll find peaceful unspoilt forests along the banks.
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~Boating the Mississippi~

As you would expect from a river town, Trempealeau has a boat landing and a marina to help you get your boat out into the water.  Don’t have a boat?  Take a look at the Trempealeau Marina pontoon rentals and dust off your Captain skills.  If you think getting out on the Mississippi River is a little daunting. (It is a working river with locks, dams, and plenty of traffic.)  A chartered cruise might be the way to go.  Paradise on Pool 7 can get you out into the Mississippi, without the worry.
The Waters of Trempealeau Wisconsin

~Back to Base~

After a day on the water Trempealeau welcomes you back for a great meal at a supper club (a Wisconsin staple), restaurant, or cafe You might also want to check out a vintage from a local winery Be sure to take some time to enjoy the river view from the end of Main Street before heading back to one of Trempeauleau’s many unique and comfortable lodging options.

~FIND OUT MORE~

Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce

24455 3rd Street
Trempealeau, WI 54661

chamber@trempealeau.net
https://trempealeau.net