La Crosse County

  • La Crosse County offers an abundence of picturesque views, like this one of the Mississippi River near Onalaska. (Photo: Cindy Steinhoff)

    La Crosse County offers an abundence of picturesque views, like this one of the Mississippi River near Onalaska. (Photo: Cindy Steinhoff)

Located in western Wisconsin, the upper Mississippi River makes up La Crosse County’s western border. The county’s setting along the river offers a variety of recreational opportunities for on and off the water.  From scenic drives to scenic trails, the county’s beauty is unmatched and attracts more than one million visitors a year. The river offers excellent conditions for fishing, canoeing and kayaking or for hiking and camping alongside. Home to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as well as Viterbo University, these and other places offer educational opportunities and venues to appreciate the arts as well as learn about the history of the region.