Grant River

Mississippi River - Pools 11-22

Spread along the banks of the Upper Mississippi River, the Grant River Campground, located in the "Catfish Capital of Wisconsin," is a modern campground that offers a plethora of outdoor and recreational activities.

Picnic shelter and a playgrounds create an ideal environment for a small party or family get-together. Both tent and RV sites are available, and amenities like showers, drinking water and flush toilets offer a comfortable camping experience.

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Natural Features

Surrounding the large campsite is a lush river landscape with towering bluffs and beautiful sunsets, creating a nature experience for visitors without losing the comforts of modern camping.

Nearby Attractions

Potosi Brewing Company Restauraunt & Museum (Potosi, WI - 2 miles)

Lock and Dam 11 (Dubuque, IA - 19 miles)

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (Dubuque, IA - 20 miles)

Diamond Jo Casino & The Q Casino (Dubuque, IA - 20 miles)

Historic sites, Antiques, Fine Dining (Galena, IL - 28 miles)


The famous fishing on the Mississippi River draws crowds of anglers each year. The most popular species is the channel catfish, earning the city of Potosi the nickname "Catfish Capital of Wisconsin." Other species include bluegill, walleye, crappie, northern pike and bass. Best to try your luck in the spring before the rice field grows up.

There is boat ramp access within the campground, but can be chalenging for larger vessels as water levels drop and aquatic vegetation grows up.    

Contact Information


Grant River Recreation Area 3990 Park Lane Potosi WI 53820

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: RANGER OFFICE - 563-582-0881 / CAMPGROUND ENTRANCE STATION - 608-763-2140

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From WI-133, Turn East on River Lane (two miles south of Potosi) and follow the directional signs approximately two miles to the campground. From US-61/WI-35, Turn S on River Lane and follow directional signs to campground.

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