Right next to the spot where the Trempealeau River pours into the mighty Mississippi River you’ll find the beautiful Perrot State Park. If your pooch is craving sometime in the great outdoors, grab the leash and head over to this puptacular park. They’ll be nothing but happy to explore this gorgeous slice of Wisconsin wilderness.
The park’s unique terrain features impressive 500 foot bluffs, wetlands, deep valleys, and a pawsome riparian habitat. The best way for your pup to see all this beauty is to hit the trails. Perrot State Park has over 12 miles of trails to discover. Brady’s Bluff is one of the most iconic spots in the park. There are actually three different trails that lead to the top of these cliffs. Once you and your pup reach the summit, gaze out over the river valley, Trempealeau Mountain, and Trempealeau Bay. Be sure to snap a photo with your pal before heading back down.
The Riverview Trail is a relatively flat hike that runs parallel to the Mississippi River. It clocks in at 2.5 miles and provides access to all of the parking lots. Perrot Ridge Trail is one of the shorter options, but it is also steep. It begins in the lower prairie then winds up to the top of the bluff for more furrific views. There are several other trails that showcase the park’s magnificence.
Perrot State Park also has opportunities for fishing, biking, and boating. If your pup wants to ruff it for the night, bring some sleeping bags and nab a spot in the campground. Sites are available for RVs and tents and showers, bathrooms, and drinking water can all be found. While out and about in the park, be sure to take care of any messes that your pup might leave on the ground. And help them mind their manners around wildlife. A visit to Perrot State Park will make your pup one happy hound!