Our beautiful countryside offers up a lot of options for outdoor adventure, especially if staying in the outdoors while you’re here is part of the plan. The Boscobel area and the rest of Grant County have every type of camping for you to choose from this summer, whether it be primitive tent camping sites, family campgrounds, RV resorts, rental cabins or a sandbar camping trip.
Campsites along the Mississippi, Wisconsin and Grant rivers are scattered across the county and offer plenty of features depending on what type of camping experience you’re looking for.
Possibly the most unique camping experience in the area is sandbar camping, which is not something you can find just anywhere. There are a lot of things to consider when planning a sandbar camping trip, like launch point and pick-up location, having the right gear, finding the best campsite, and staying safe on the river. Here’s how to have a successful sandbar camping trip.
Victoria Riverside Park in Muscoda is the only riverbank camping facility of its kind along the lower 90 miles of the Wisconsin River, serving water and highway travelers. The 31 campsites accommodate tent and trailers and have electric hookups.
River of Lakes in Bagley is family friendly and located on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Fishing at the campground and resort is excellent, and campers can rent kayaks, paddleboards or canoes for fun on the water. The campground also features camper and cabin rentals if that’s more your speed.
Coconut Cove RV Resort near Kieler is not only the newest resort in the area, but it offers a unique experience that’s different than your typical campground. Coconut Cove has beautiful views of a 10-acre lake and the Mississippi River, an aqua park for the kids, a bar and restaurant, and beachfront rental cabins or glamping pods.
Two state parks in the area offer camping – Wyalusing State Park and Nelson Dewey State Park. Wyalusing State Park in Bagley has a concession stand with firewood, ice, camping supplies, and canoe and kayak rentals. Nelson Dewey State Park in Cassville is on the Mississippi River near the Stonefield Historic Site and Wisconsin’s Great River Road.
Offering 50 sites, 20 with water and electric, a boat landing, general store and accessible showers, the Big “H” Campground in Cassville is a great option for all levels of campers. It even has a large gathering room for potlucks or events.
If you’re looking for more amenities during your camping adventure, Sandy Bottoms-Up and Schleicher’s Landing in Cassville both offering cabins for rent in addition to camp sites and other camping amenities.
If relaxing amongst peaceful hills and lush countryside is more your style, the Rustic Barn Campground and RV Park in Kieler has RV and tent sites, bathroom and shower facilities, camping supplies and a general store, and Wifi.
The 73 campsites of the Grant River Recreation Area in Potosi are run by the Corp. of Engineers and include restrooms and showers, playgrounds, a boat dock, fishing, covered shelters, picnic areas and interpretive programs periodically on the weekends.
Plan your camping trip in the beautiful driftless area today, and enjoy all there is to see and do in the southwest corner of Wisconsin. You’ll be glad you did.