Sunday, July 24, 2016

Grant River CG (Mississippi River COE), Potosi, WI

Date of Stay:  Thursday July 21 – Sunday July 24, 2016 (3 nights)

Rate:  $10/night (Access Pass discount)

Website:  Grant River CG
   3990 Park Lane (42*39'34"N, 90*42'35"W)
   Potosi, WI 53820

Description:  Located right on the banks of the Mississippi River in the south west tip of Wisconsin.  There are about 60 camp sites.  We stayed on site 25 only 100 yards or so from the train tracks which were annoying very active day and night.  All sites have 50A with water spigots spread throughout the park.  No water fill at the dump station however.  Most sites, ours included, have a concrete parking pad with a nicely maintained picnic table and gravel patio.  Enough shade trees but our site was satellite friendly.  Playground for the kids and nice boat launch onto the Mississippi which looks to be about a mile wide here.  Several sites were empty all weekend.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpster near the exit with a recycle bin for drink cans only.

Activities:  Gin had just gotten a new motor for her bike so we rode around in the cg a little bit.  A couple of bad storms came through while we were here so we pulled all our awnings in.  This was our first stop without T&D so it was quiet.  The trains were rather annoying though.  There were probably 8 or 9 per hour much of the day and 2 or 3 per hour all night.  To get away from the trains one day, we rode in to the nearby town of Dickeyville for lunch at Katina’s and to visit the Grotto and Shrines at the Holy Ghost Parish.  It was built in the late 1920’s using stone, mortar, and bright colored objects from all over the world to create a hodgepodge of bricka brack mosaics.  It may be a bit tacky looking, but it was still an interesting bit of roadside America.  We then rode over to the nearby Potosi Point Observation Deck.  This point juts out into the river so far that you feel like you are on the water.  Lots of waterlilies and white pelicans.

Over the Mississippi River from Dubuque IA into Wisconsin  Pretty countryside
Driving over the Mississippi from Dubuque, IA into the pretty countryside of Wisconsin
On site 25  On site 25
On site 25… empty around us!
Another train!  Train!
Train!… and another train!…  only 100 yards away blowing their horn!
Boat ramp  Gin checking out the lilypads
Boat launch in the cg                              Gin checking out the waterlilies
Couple fishing the day away  Sunset begins
A couple fishing the day away

Main Grotto  Grotto and Shrines at Holy Ghost Parish
The Main Grotto at Holy Ghost Parish
Walkway in the Gardens  Christopher Columbus Shrine
Walkway in the Gardens                            Christopher Columbus Shrine
Bless Us Oh Sacred Heart  Cemetery behind church
Bless Us Oh Sacred Heart                           Cemetery behind the church
Tree of Life  Jesus Christ King of Heaven and Earth
Tree of Life                  Jesus Christ King of Heaven and Earth

Mississippi River from Potosi Point  Water lilys everywhere
Mississippi River from Potosi Point                   Waterlilies everywhere
Four pelicans in one shot  White Pelicans
Lots of white pelicans at the Point

One...  Two...  Three!
One…  two…  three…  sunset from the cg boat launch


  1. CONGRATULATIONS.... West of the Mississippi River:o))) So glad your are getting to check out the other side of the country!!!

    Have Fun and Safe Travels....

  2. First stop without us...quiet!!?? What does that say about us. :-) heehee