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.

Rush WI West

Rush WI West

Wyatt Bicycles

Wyatt Bicycles

Coulee Region Chill – La Crosse Freeze

Coulee Region Chill – La Crosse Freeze

Tactical Escape 101

Tactical Escape 101

Tri-State Metric Century

Tri-State Metric Century

Apple Blossom

Apple Blossom

Goose Island – Stoddard

Goose Island – Stoddard

Stoddard – Chaseburg

Stoddard – Chaseburg

Coulee Bicycle Company

Coulee Bicycle Company

The Great Escape of La Crosse

The Great Escape of La Crosse

Schafers River Rentals

Schafers River Rentals

Island Outdoors

Island Outdoors

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

WisCorps, Inc.

WisCorps, Inc.

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crosse Escape Room

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

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

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

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

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

Feb
14
Tue
2017
all-day Annual Red Tag Sale! @ Antique Center of La Crosse
Annual Red Tag Sale! @ Antique Center of La Crosse
Feb 14 – Feb 28 all-day
Annual Red Tag Sale! @ Antique Center of La Crosse | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
Annual Red Tag Sale! February 14th-28th Once a year Customer Appreciation Sale at the Antique Center of La Crosse. Discounts throughout the store. Some booths are even 50% off! The Antique Center, in the heart[...]
Feb
21
Tue
2017
all-day Hear, Here Poetry Contest
Hear, Here Poetry Contest
Feb 21 all-day
Hear, Here Poetry Contest
Hear, Here, an oral history project chronicling stories from downtown La Crosse, announces a downtown La Crosse poetry contest. The organizers, Professors Ariel Beaujot and William Stobb, seek submissions of original poems that give voice[...]
9:30 am Give Back with the Sparta Area Y... @ Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center
Give Back with the Sparta Area Y... @ Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am
Give Back with the Sparta Area Young Professionals @ Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center | Sparta | Wisconsin | United States
Join the Sparta Area Young Professionals and Rolling Hills. Spend 30 minutes to an hour of your day giving back to the community! Come play games with the residents of Rolling Hills. Email Gail at[...]