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La Crosse River State Trail

Wisconsin State Park System

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COVID-19 Update: 

A vehicle admission sticker is required to visit state park system properties. Stickers can be purchased online or at individual properties via drive-up window service, electronic sales kiosks or self-registration stations.

A state trail pass is required on certain trails. State trail passes can be purchased at individual properties via drive-up window service, electronic sales kiosks or self-registration stations.

Office buildings, visitor centers, observation towers, enclosed shelters and playgrounds remain closed. For more information, please see:

Hours


Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.

Directions


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Admission


A state trail pass is required for bicycling.

Volunteer


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The 22-mile La Crosse River State Trail has been developed from the abandoned Chicago and Northwestern Railroad between Sparta and La Crosse. The trail is open to walkers and bicyclists spring through fall and snowmobiles in winter. Packed-limestone screenings provide a smooth surface for bicycling. Mileage markers are posted every half mile on the 7-mile section between La Crosse and West Salem.