We all love a VACAY, but do not overlook the wonders of a STAY-CAY! Skip the hassle of extended travel time that could be spent getting out into the world and start planning! The Town of Campbell brings the essentials to your relaxing staycation needs: outdoor activities, ways to get on the water, dining views as glorious as the cuisine, and accessible transportation for large parties.
The Town of Campbell is located on French Island, surrounded by shimmering blue waters from Lake Onalaska, Coleman Slough, and the mighty Mississippi River that stretches 3,000 miles from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico! Excitement soars at Airport Beach during the summer months to catch the River City Water Ski Show performing free to the public on Wednesdays at 7 pm; you won’t want to miss it! One of the best ways to enjoys the renowned bluff-top views is from the water, and the Town of Campbell has various ways to leisurely travel these backwaters.
Relaxing Backwater Activities
From coasting down the river on a pontoon to ramping up the engine on a speed boat, American Marine has been a trusted family own and operated boat dealer since 1960. During your Staycation, ride the Mississippi backwaters fishing with local angulars and see what treasures swim beneath the surface. As you watch the sunset over the rolling hills, you’ll probably never want to leave the river… and you don’t have to with houseboat rentals for permanent riverside living. Time to explore!
The experts at everything fishing and paddling; Island Outdoors’ specialized staff will help with all your water needs. Rent a canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or water bike and head right out on the water, and start your exploration. Enjoy year-round activities provided by Island Outdoors such as Diva Paddle Nights in the summer or Snowshoeing in the Winter. Don’t forget to shop top fishing and outdoor essentials to ensure you have everything you need for the perfect Staycation!
An essential to any Staycation is a good night’s rest; this starts with revamping your bedding and bath needs. AmeriDown is proud to be manufactured in La Crosse, WI, serving quality products at discounted pricing for over 30 years, located on French Island. Their deluxe microfleece plush robe transports you to a spa experience in any destination, and their 400 thread count sateen sheet sets have you thriving in luxury! With all of the self-care you’ve been treating yourself to this staycation, we bet you’ve worked up an appetite… Explore La Crosse has the perfect treats for you and your crew!
We can’t decide what’s better the divine dining or scenic views!
River Rats Bar and Grill
While coasting the Coleman Slough waterways, pull up your boat to the River Rats docks and have a seat on their outdoor patio with open views of the river and fantastic summer sunsets. Try one of their award-winning Bloody Mary’s, specialty cocktails such as the voodoo buckets made with eight flavors of Cruzan Rums, and unreal daily food specials like $2.50 Burger night every Monday, $1.50 Taco Tuesday and more… YUM!
Castaway’s on the Island
Located on the Black River, their waterfront bar and casual fine dining atmosphere make Castaway’s on the Island a wonderful stop to enjoy impeccable food with gorgeous views. With large outdoor patio seating as well as a spacious indoor dining area, you can’t go wrong. Set sail for their Alaskan King Crab special every Friday and Saturday, or cast your eyes on their choice of Walleye, Salmon, Mahi Mahi, or Prawns!