Grant River Campground COE

Location: Potosi, Wisconsin

Webpage: Corps of Engineers

General Description: Grant River Campground is a modern campground nestled along the Mississippi River just outside of Dubuque, Iowa.  The Mississippi River is famous for anglers that draws anglers every year.  The campgrounds offer sites for both RVs and tents with amenities that include restrooms/showers, drinking water, boat ramp, and playgrounds.


1) The RV sites are all back-in and spacious with plenty of shade.  Nearly all of the sites have concrete pads along with picnic tables and fire rings.  It is a very lovely and well maintained campgrounds.  Be sure to come with full water tanks as there are no water hookups, however, there are water spigots scattered throughout the campground.


2) The bathrooms are modern and kept very clean, even over the busy weekend.  The office is only open from 5-8 during the week, so if you make reservations, you need to know your site number.


3) The only drawback to this very nice campground was the railroad tracks.  The campground is situated between the tracks and the river so all of the sites are within a couple of hundred feet of the trains.  This would not be a problem if it was just a couple of trains a day, however, we experienced very large, speeding trains every 20-30 minutes all day long.  The worst was that this schedule diminished to about a train an hour all night long.  Even this would not be so bad, except for the road into the campground crossed the railroad tracks, so the trains were blowing their whistle directly into the campground!!  It was very difficult to get a good night’s sleep all week long.  The volunteers said that the volume of traffic was nearly twice normal due to flood damage creating a backlog, but even then…