Camping at Wyalusing

This week I went on my first camping getaway of the year when I visited Wyalusing State Park, near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Wyalusing is located on the bluffs overlooking the spot where the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers come together.

View from Council Point, Wyalusing State Park

The Wisconsin River runs across the middle of the above picture, and the Mississippi can be seen from the horizon, flowing down to the far left. My campsite was right along the bluff overlooking the Wisconsin River (below).

The Wisconsin River, seen from Wyalusing State Park

At the foot of the bluff in the next photo, is where Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet first entered the Mississippi River in 1673 on their exploration of North America.

View from Signal Point, Wyalusing State Park

About 20 miles south of Wyalusing, is Nelson Dewey State Park, which made a nice day trip for me. There are beautiful views of the Mississippi River there as well.

View of the Mississippi River, at Nelson Dewey State Park