Kayakers gather in the calm water. Photo provided by: Sue Schultz.


Onalaska graces the eastern shore of Lake Onalaska, a 7,700-acre pool of the Mississippi River in the scenic Driftless Region of Wisconsin. Here, you’ll find ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter, golfing and paddling in the summer and much more for your crew to enjoy all year round. The city is the trailhead for the Great River State Trail which connects to the La Crosse River, Elroy-Sparta, and “400” State Trails to produce 101 miles of non-stop hiking, biking, and snowmobiling adventures for memorable fun.

Explore the Area

James and the Giant Peach 4/05/2024 - 4/14/2024 La Crosse - 7.1 miles away
St. Patrick's Day Parade 3/16/2024 La Crosse - 7.17 miles away
Orlando 4/25/2024 - 4/28/2024 La Crosse - 7.19 miles away
Celtic Stories and Songs 2024 3/16/2024 La Crosse - 7.46 miles away
The Wildwoods 4/05/2024 La Crosse - 7.46 miles away
Brilliant Traces 4/18/2024 - 4/28/2024 La Crosse - 7.46 miles away
La Crosse Symphony Orchestra - “Mozart and Rising Stars” 3/02/2024 La Crosse - 7.93 miles away

Average Weather

From soaking up the summer sun to hitting the trails after a fresh snowfall, Wisconsin has no shortage of activities for every season. Here's an idea of what the weather in this area is like to help get your planning started!


High 83° F
Low 61° F


High 30° F
Low 11° F


High 60° F
Low 40° F


High 59° F
Low 48° F