Canoeing at La Crosse River

Canoeing in La Crosse WI at La Crosse River

Meandering through natural wetlands and native prairies on its way to the Mississippi River, the La Crosse River provides the canoe enthusiast with 15-1/2 miles of scenic beauty from Sparta to Rockland.


This spring-fed river allows for ample water supply year 'round. The presence of an abundance of wildlife contributes to this enjoyable two-hour excursion. The official canoe landing in Sparta is located across from Fisherman's Park and a County landing is located east of Rockland at Sixth Drive.

Further west, the thirteen miles from the West Salem Dam to Riverside Park in La Crosse travels through tall pine stands, small rapids and the La Crosse River Marsh. Access sites include two county landings and Veterans Memorial Park. Rental canoes are available in the area.

Kanoeing and kayaking is another way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Black River, the La Crosse River, the Mississippi River backwaters, or Coon Creek.
The La Crosse River offers Monroe County visitors scenic and more challenging canoeing. The river remains at canoeable levels throughout the summer for approximately 60 miles from County Trunk BB bridge, northeast of Sparta off Hwy. 21, to its meeting with the Mississippi River at La Crosse

Direction:
La Crosse River for Canoeing in the city of La Crosse, - La Crosse County (Southwest Wisconsin).

Location

La Crosse River La Crosse, WI 54601
United States
Phone: 
608-782-2366
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Toll Free: 800-658-9424

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