Getting on the River
Perrot State Park (608.534.6409) has a 3.4 mile canoe trail through Trempealeau Bay. The park rents canoes on a first-come, first-served basis; make arrangements through the park office.
You can also experience the backwaters on the Long Lake Canoe Trail (608.783.8405), an easy 4.5 mile loop; access is 1.5 miles south of Lock and Dam 6 at the Long Lake Boat Landing.
For those without a boat, you can get on the river at the Tremplo Fishing Float (608.385.7337), a fishing platform below Lock and Dam 6; raise the red flag for a boat ride to the float.
**Trempealeau is covered in Small Town Pleasures and Road Tripping Along the Great River Road, Vol. 1. Click the link above for more. Disclosure: This website may be compensated for linking to other sites or for sales of products we link to.
If you like the content at the Mississippi Valley Traveler, please consider showing your support by making a one-time contribution or by subscribing through Patreon. Book sales don’t fully cover my costs, and I don’t have deep corporate pockets bankrolling my work. I’m a freelance writer bringing you stories about life along the Mississippi River. I need your help to keep this going. Every dollar you contribute makes it possible for me to continue sharing stories about America’s Greatest River!
A Song for Trempealeau
Trempealeau Hotel by Eddie Allen, from the album of the same name originally released in 1985