Grant River

Army Corps Of Engineers

2 Reviews
3990 Park Ln Potosi, WI 53820 608-763-2140 563-582-0881 Official Website

GPS: 42.652, -90.7

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Overview of Grant River

Number of Sites 73

Reservations yes

Elevation 608 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/17/2017
3bars
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Last reported 7/3/2019
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Jonathan
MI 25' Fleetwood Pulse
53 reviews
“Not much to add from prior reviewer”

Reviewed 7/3/2019

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 47
Overall Rating

I'm a fan of trains, the Mississippi River and ACE campgrounds so this was perfect for us. YES, there are a lot of trains as in several an hour for the entire afternoon into the early evening. They didn't run all night (perhaps one) and then started before 7AM. Since there is a crossing over the tracks to get to the campground the train always blows its horn. Seems no sites are any better than others in regards to this. The campground is composed of 2 loops, the one further from the entrance being somewhat smaller and nicely laid out. Sites are open as previously described and water spigots spread around but at a distance from most sites. We picked up an extra 25' hose (we needed one anyway) when added to our other hose was plenty long enough to fill our tank. Many sites closer to the river were completely paved including picnic tables and fire rings. Most sites were occupied and kids were out playing but there is a big open grassy area along the banks of the river. Watching the river sunset was lovely. We had the luxury of a tow car so used it to explore the Potosi Brewery (beer excellent, food so-so) and the Cassville Ferry ($15 per vehicle passengers included) and Ballville on the Iowa side.

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3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

Jonathan would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

“Right on the Mississippi, but be aware of noisy trains”

Reviewed 8/17/2017

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 48
Overall Rating

Price show reflects Golden Passport discount. This is a Corp of Engineers campground right on the Mississippi River with wonderful views. The downside (unless you are a train watcher) is the train track right next to the campground. When the bigger freight trains would come through, our big rig would rock back and forth. So be forewarned.

Having said that, this is still a nice campground that appears to fill up on the weekends. Coming in you have to take a small, paved, country road to get down to the river level. But it is perfectly acceptable for big rigs. You can get a site one of three ways. 1) Reserve ahead of time online (must do a day or two before) 2) Arrive in person during the hours of 5 pm to 7 pm (everyday) or 9 am to 11 am (Friday and Saturday) when the gate office is staffed and be assigned a spot. 3) Arrive when the office at the gate is not staffed, call the reservation number, and find out which sites are empty, park, then pay when the office at the gate is open. We ended up doing option 3 and had to wait on hold until "an operator is available" to find out which sites are free. NOTE: There were 2" x 2" paper reservation assignments clipped to the poles. That would have indicated somewhat which sites were free. We didn't see until after we called and waited on hold.

The roads are paved, and about 50% of the sites are also paved. The rest are gravel. We had 50 amp electric. There is no sewer at the sites. There is a dump station, but no potable water at the dump station. There are water hydrants through out the park, but we didn't have enough hose to reach any from our site. So if you need water, get it before you park.

The campground is nice and grassy. All sites have a fire ring and a picnic table. The sites are a little closer than in your typical CoE campground, but OK. There are also some tent sites. The bathrooms appeared to be new, although we didn't check out the interiors. There is also a new playground. No WiFi. Verizon service was adequate. Using a MiMo antenna on my Jetpack, Verizon was excellent. I was able to pick up seven TV stations from Dubuque. There is also a boat ramp

This is a great little campground. The freight trains are the only annoyance. We purposely ran our A/C at night for white noise. That is the only reason we wouldn't come back.

If you drive 12 miles north to the town of Lancaster, you will find a Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store and a Red Robin Laundromat.

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation
  • fishing
  • water access
Facilities
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available
Discount Clubs
  • Senior Discounts
Pets
  • pets
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