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La Crosse River State Trail

Wisconsin State Park System

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COVID-19 Update: 

An annual park sticker or trail pass is required to visit state parks and trails. Buy before you go: annual and daily passes are NOT available for purchase at individual properties.

Office buildings, visitor centers, observation towers, enclosed shelters and playgrounds remain closed. Campgrounds are open with special conditions. Properties may be limiting admission based on capacity. 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.