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Perrot State Park
W26247 Sullivan Road
Trempealeau, WI 54661

Perrot State Park Current conditions


Colder temperatures have moved the tundra swans down the Mississippi River and most are past Trempealeau on their way to warmer waters. You may still see a trumpeter swan and many of the local ducks are still seen along the shoreline of Trempealeau Bay.

Most of the trees have lost their leaves offering a great opportunity to hike the trails and see the unique features of the bluffs and river valley.


Late fall and early winter are great times of the year to hike our many trails. You can get a great look at the Mississippi River Valley from the top of Brady’s Bluff or along the Riverview Trail which follows the Mississippi River and the Trempealeau River. Head up to Perrot Ridge and enjoy a great view of Brady’s Bluff, Bunnell’s Bluff and the surrounding countryside.

One section of the Perrot Ridge trail remains closed, up from Perrot Post, but you can still make a loop up to the Ridge and back. Stop by the office and pick up a trail map.

If you are looking forward to the cross-country ski season, take some time to hike the trails now to see how much fun you will have once the snow flies! Start on Wilber Trail and take a nice 5-mile hike to experience both the Prairie View and Cedar Glade trails which are are the expert ski trails in the park. We groom for traditional skiing on our trails and the campground roads are packed for skate skiing. Check us out once the snow comes our way.


See the DNR events calendar for a list of events at Perrot and all state parks.


The shower and flush toilet buildings are closed for the season. Vault toilets are open in the campground. Visitors can use the dump station but there is no water at that location. Water is available at the maintenance shop.

Campsites 1-50 are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Please self-register at the campground entrance.

All campsites are reservable and can be reserved 24 hours in advance. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-947-2757 or online.


The water levels continue to drop in Trempealeau Bay and the Mississippi River. The dock has been removed for the season but you still can use the boat launch. Waterfowl hunting is allowed in Trempealeau Bay but there is a 100-yard no shooting zone from the main shoreline into the bay. Please pick up a map at the park headquarters for more information. Check out the regulations for season closures. 

Last revised: Tuesday December 05 2017