John A. Latsch State Park

Sunrise over the Mississippi River from Latsch State Park.
Sunrise over the Mississippi River from Latsch State Park by Robby McGuire
John A. Latsch State Park
Sunrise over the Mississippi River from the top of a bluff.

John Latsch is a self-service, unstaffed park that is managed by Whitewater State Park. It has 450 acres to explore including a half mile trail of steps leading to spectacular views of the Mississippi River on top of Charity Bluff.

 

 

Notes:

  • Day use only; no camping allowed.
  • No drinking water available.
  • Restrooms are "vault toilets" and are designated on the map.
  • There are 586 steps on the Riverview Trail that leads to the top of Charity Bluff.

Thanks to Robby McGuire for the suggestion and photos!

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Location details
Address:
789 Myrick Park Drive
La Crosse, WI

Fees and hours subject to change. Call or check the location's website for the latest.

Free: Yes
Tags: marsh, trails, birds
Best during:
  • Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Dawn, Morning, Evening, Dusk
Restrooms: Permanent, Permanent (limited hours)
Parking: Onsite lot
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