Sports & Recreation

Three majestic rivers and the beautiful bluffs surrounding them make La Crosse County the perfect outdoor recreation area. You can kayak, fish, or just cruise the Mississippi, and Hixon Forest is full of trails for hiking and biking. Work on your short game at any of our six area golf courses, or visit in winter for some of the region’s best downhill and cross-country skiing. If spectating is more your style, the La Crosse area is home to three semi-professional teams: the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods Baseball League, the River City Rough Riders of the Northern Elite Football League, and the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League, not to mention plenty of NCAA action at UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University. Whatever you’re into, any time of year, La Crosse County has something for you! See our Sports & Recreation Calendar.

River Trail Cycles

River Trail Cycles

American Marine

American Marine

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

Great River Landing

Great River Landing

Thomas G. Rowe Park

Thomas G. Rowe Park

Driftless Adventure Company

Driftless Adventure Company

L-N-L Gravel Grinder

L-N-L Gravel Grinder

Driftless Region’s Most Scenic Ride

Driftless Region’s Most Scenic Ride

Norski Tur

Norski Tur

The West Salem Dairy Days Classique

The West Salem Dairy Days Classique

Cheddarman

Cheddarman

Baristas Epic Coffee Ride

Baristas Epic Coffee Ride

North-East Route

North-East Route

Memorial Day Figure Eight

Memorial Day Figure Eight

Grandad Bluff Loop

Grandad Bluff Loop

Coon Valley Coulee Express

Coon Valley Coulee Express

Brownsville-Hokah

Brownsville-Hokah

Apple Blossom Loop

Apple Blossom Loop

Whitehall English Century

Whitehall English Century

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crosse Segway Tours

Toads Cove Arena BMX

Toads Cove Arena BMX

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

Myrick Park

Myrick Park

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

La Crosse Pettibone Boat Club

La Crosse Pettibone Boat Club

Justin Trails Resort

Justin Trails Resort

Goose Island Campground & Park

Goose Island Campground & Park

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

La Crosse River State Trail

La Crosse River State Trail

Elroy Sparta Trail

Elroy Sparta Trail

Mt. La Crosse

Mt. La Crosse

La Crosse Municipal Boat Harbor

La Crosse Municipal Boat Harbor

Riverside Park

Riverside Park

400 Wisconsin State Trail

400 Wisconsin State Trail

Great River State Trail

Great River State Trail

Riverside Amusement Park

Riverside Amusement Park

Black River Express Canoe Rental

Black River Express Canoe Rental

Pettibone Park

Pettibone Park

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Clement’s Fishing Barge & Captain Hook’s Bait & Tackle

Clement’s Fishing Barge & Captain Hook’s Bait & Tackle

S&S Houseboat Rental

S&S Houseboat Rental

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Friends of McGilvray Road, Inc.

Friends of McGilvray Road, Inc.

La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club

La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

La Crosse, Wisconsin’s, picturesque bluffs and riverlands and quiet county highways make for some of the best road and mountain biking in the world. Over 100 miles of highly maintained bike paths and trails cover the region, and the City of La Crosse has achieved the Silver-level designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community, with miles of designated bike lanes, bikeways well-marked by sharrows (shared-lane markings) and more bicycle friendly businesses per capita than any other city in Wisconsin. City road maps showing designated bike routes detailing can viewed at the City of La Crosse website, and the Wisconsin Bike Federation sells maps detailing the rideability of Wisconsin’s state and county highways. And be sure to check out our Bicycling in the Driftless Region page, with maps and information on 11 self-supported road rides right here in the La Crosse area.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
29
Fri
2016
5:30 pm The Sacred Art of Listening @ Franciscan Spirituality Center
The Sacred Art of Listening @ Franciscan Spirituality Center
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – May 1 @ 5:30 pm
The Sacred Art of Listening @ Franciscan Spirituality Center
Kay Lindahl, author and founder of The Listening Center in Long Beach, California, presents this weekend retreat centered on deep listening practices. Spiritual directors are especially encouraged to attend. Kay will guide participants in cultivating[...]
May
1
Sun
2016
all-day One Man, Two Guvnors @ Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts (UW-La Crosse)
One Man, Two Guvnors @ Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts (UW-La Crosse)
May 1 all-day
One Man, Two Guvnors @ Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts (UW-La Crosse) | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
Roar with pleasure at the worldwide smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors. Set in 1963 Brighton, this marvelously crafted show abounds with a unique blend of satire, slapstick, and sparkling wit that will make you[...]
10:00 am 11th Annual May Fair Arts Fair @ West Salem High School Commons
11th Annual May Fair Arts Fair @ West Salem High School Commons
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 11th Annual May Fair Arts Fair, a major fundraiser for the Heider Center Arts Board, will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the West Salem High School Commons, West Salem, Wisconsin. Activities[...]
10:00 am Owls in Flight @ International Owl Center
Owls in Flight @ International Owl Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Owls in Flight @  International Owl Center | Houston | Minnesota | United States
The International Owl Center is working to make the world a better place for owls through education and research. We’re open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Programs with an[...]
Visitor Guide for La Crosse, WI