Perrot State Park, where the Trempealeau River meets the Mississippi River, offers breathtaking views from 500-foot bluffs. The river bank and surrounding wetlands provide wonderful habitat for the many migratory birds that travel through this area twice a year. Unique to southwestern Wisconsin and Perrot are the goat prairies perched high on the bluffs.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Perrot State Park
W26247 Sullivan Road
Trempealeau, WI 54661
Wisconsin State Park System Perrot State Park
- The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
From the north or northwest, go south from Eau Claire on State Highway 93 about 53 miles. At Centerville, where Highway 93 turns east, go south on State Highway 35 (the Great River Road). Take Highway 35 about five miles to Trempealeau. In Trempealeau, Highway 35 becomes Main Street. Take Main Street south to First Street and turn right (west). In the park, First Street becomes South Park Road. Follow the signs to the park's various facilities and locations.
From the east or south, take US Highway 53/State Highway 35 north from La Crosse. North of Holmen, turn left on Highway 35 where it splits from Highway 53. Take Highway 35 about eight miles to Trempealeau.
- Vehicle admission sticker is required.
- Camping fees for the Wisconsin State Park System.
- State trail pass is required for skiers 16 years of age and older.
- Hunting and fishing licenses apply.
Concessions and rental equipment
Ice and firewood sales are provided in the park. Merchandise is sold by the Friends of Perrot State Park to help support the park’s interpretive program. T-shirts, hats, postcard, bug boxes and nature guides can be purchased at the park headquarters.
Recreation equipment such as horseshoes, volleyballs, bocce balls and Frisbees can be checked out at the headquarters. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent as weather and water conditions allow. Paddles and life jackets are provided. Snowshoes are also available for rent.
Friends group and volunteering
- The Friends of Perrot State Park support interpretive programs and other projects at the park. The Friends mission is to provide visitors with enhanced opportunities to experience nature and explore the diverse wonders of Perrot State Park.
- State Park System volunteering opportunities