Holden Park

Photo Credit: Holden Park – Arkansaw, WI

Camping in Pepin County

 

Pepin County falls within the Driftless area of Wisconsin, where clear waters have carved river valleys that avoided being leveled in the last Ice Age.  The beautiful topography and a quantity of rivers and lakes, scattered throughout with farmland and woodland offer many opportunities to experience the outdoors.

Camping choices abound and we have some ideas of locations that you may want to look into for your next adventure.

 

Holden Park – Arkansaw, WI

This quiet campground on Silver Birch Lake has both RV and tent sites and is first come, first serve, no reservations accepted.  Silver Birch is a 97 acre lake and is a local favorite for fishermen. The campground has a boat ramp and motorized boats are allowed on the lake.  You’ll also find a picnic area and playground.  Each site has a fire pit, picnic table, and electricity.  Fishing, wildlife viewing, and relaxing along the shore are the top activities.  

 

Lake Pepin Campground  – Pepin, WI

Friendly staff and clean facilities are the norm for this 200 site campground near Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River.  Both RV and tent sites are available.  You will find a laundry area among the amenities and firewood for sale.  It’s also an easy walk to the restaurants and historic sites of the town of Pepin.  For those of you who like a little less roughing it and a little more modernity – you’ll find the wifi is pretty good, especially during the weekdays.

 

Tarrant Park – Durand, WI

Tarrant Park has a lot to offer.  Both RV and tent sites (with and without electricity) along with the many amenities that make this park a favorite.  You will find a swimming pool and bathhouse, volleyball sand courts, playgrounds, and horseshoe pits; lots of activities for the family.  Be sure to bring your bicycles as the park has direct access to the Chippewa River State Bike Trail.  This 30 mile trail takes you into downtown Eau Claire and to the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers.

 

Village Park – Stockholm, WI

On Lake Pepin this park has 25 first come, first serve camping spots, all with electrical service.  Bring your boat and fishing gear.  There is a boat launch and a fishing pier as well as a swimming beach.  Enjoy beautiful views of the Mississippi River and it’s just a short walk into the Village of Stockholm.  Stockholm is a little town with some very fun shopping and dining experiences to be had.  Be sure to check out the Stockholm Pie Company, you’ll thank us.

Stockholm Village ParkImagine the impact of a melting ice-cube about one mile thick and 250 miles wide! That’s exactly the kind of force that shaped Tiffany Wildlife Area about 10,000 years ago, only the ice cube was called the Wisconsin Glacier.

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Pepin Marina - Photo credits: Brian Fuhrman — in Pepin, Wisconsin.Imagine the impact of a melting ice-cube about one mile thick and 250 miles wide! That’s exactly the kind of force that shaped Tiffany Wildlife Area about 10,000 years ago, only the ice cube was called the Wisconsin Glacier.

Pepin County was created by a special act of the Wisconsin Legislature on February 25, 1858; ten years after Wisconsin became a state. Before that, Pepin was part of Dunn County, and before that.