CLOSURE: Sites 1-39 are closed until July 31 2014. All existing reservations will be honored.

BLACKHAWK PARK, WI

Blackhawk Park is located on a forested bend of the main channel of the Mississippi River. The campground is the largest public use facility in Mississippi's Pool 9, offering a wide variety of recreational activities.This peaceful park is situated on the main channel of the Mississippi...
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • No ATVs, ORVs, or unlicensed motorized vehicles are allowed in the park


Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease. Only firewood certified or approved by a state or federal natural resource agency is permitted. Certified firewood is available for purchase outside the campground. Call (608) 648-3314 or click here for more information.
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BLACKHAWK PARK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 0
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Overview

Overview

Blackhawk Park is located on a forested bend of the main channel of the Mississippi River. The campground is the largest public use facility in Mississippi's Pool 9, offering a wide variety of recreational activities.

Natural Features:

This peaceful park is situated on the main channel of the Mississippi River. Cottonwoods, green ash, swamp oaks, river birch and willow trees forest the site, offering nice shade in the summer and beautiful fall colors in autumn.

Visitors commonly see a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, blue herons, ducks, geese, whitetail deer and wild turkey.

Recreation:

Boating, kayaking, canoeing and fishing are Blackhawk's most popular forms of recreation.

Park rangers provide a variety of programs and activities throughout the summer. Interpretive programs are based on recreation, local history and the environment. Other activities range from guided walks and campfire talks, to natural crafts programs.

Here, one can view majestic bluffs and rich backwater vegetation. Sometimes a river barge or classic paddle-wheeled steamboat can be seen journeying up the river.

Facilities:

The campground offers 175 campsites, including 73 with electrical hookups. Flush and vault toilets, showers, and drinking water are provided, as are picnic tables and fire rings.

Two picnic shelters, two boat ramps, two playgrounds, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, fishing dock, and a dump station are located on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Historic Battle Bluff Prairie State Natural Area is less than 10 minutes away. The site was designated in 1983 and was the location of a Black Hawk Indian War battle.

The small river towns of DeSoto, Wisconsin and Lansing, Iowa are nearby. DeSoto is 10 minutes south, with a few restaurants and shops. Lansing is 15 minutes south. LaCrosse, Wisconsin is 30 minutes north, with restaurants, shops, galleries and farmers markets.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Tue Jul 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
2014 SEASON WALK-IN APRIL 15, 2014 TO MAY 29, 2014
PEAK MAY 30, 2014 TO OCTOBER 30, 2014

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 30 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
Walk In Wed Apr 15 2015 Thu May 28 2015
Peak Fri May 29 2015 Fri Oct 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Coin Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 30 2014 -
Oct 30 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $0.00-$24.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00
Walk In Season
Apr 15 2015 -
May 28 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $0.00-$24.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
May 29 2015 -
Oct 30 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $0.00-$24.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.46083, -91.22306
43°27'39"N, 91°13'23"W

From DeSoto, WI, travel 3 miles north on HWY 35 and turn left on County Road BI. From LaCrosse, WI, travel 25 miles south on HWY 35 and turn right on County Road BI.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BLACKHAWK PARK
E590 CTY RD BI
DESOTO  WI  54624

Phone Number:

Information:  (608)648-3314