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Photograph Grandad Bluff Overlook

La Crosse, Wisconsin

5.0/5
based on 1 reviews

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Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Paul Kestel

Great Panoramic view of La Crosse, Wisconsin and Mississippi River Area.

It is super easy to get to the Bluff. Park in the parking lot and follow the sidewalk the the Bluff just past the shelter house and giant flag. Grandad Bluff is a 600 foot bluff that overlooks La Crosse Wisconsin. It provided amazing panoramic views of The Mississippi River area. You can even view two other states from here. (Minnesota and Iowa)  We went up at night and it was awesome to see all the city lights from this vantage point. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next morning to see it during the day. It was so worth the view even though it was -10 F and windy. If you plan to go in the winter, dress warm and remember that the bathrooms will be closed for the season. Also, there is a gate that closes this area from 10:30pm - 6:30am. 

We plan to go back to this location in the fall with all of the fall leaves!

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Features

Photography
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Romantic
Scenic
ADA Accessible

Reviews

Great place to survey La Crosse and the Mississippi Valley. Excellent vantage point for sightseeing (especially for Independence Day fireworks).

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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