Sidie Hollow County Park originated in the 1960’s when Vernon County acquired land for the purpose of building a large flood retention dam designed to protect downstream farms and properties from the devastating effects of flash flooding in the Bad Axe River Valley. Once the dam was completed, the county sold the land back to the State of Wisconsin, but retained a permanent recreation easement on the property so that it could be enjoyed as a county park.
Sidie Hollow is a very popular campground. There is a nice mix of rustic tent sites with no utilities, electric sites, and full hookup RV sites. The streams that feed Sidie Hollow Lake and the lake itself provide great fishing opportunities. Game fish species include brown trout, brook trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, perch, and crappies in pretty good numbers. The park is just 3 miles from the city of Viroqua, and just a short and scenic 30 minute from the south side of La Crosse. The Mighty Mississippi River is just 20 miles away by traveling Highway 56 West to a great little river town called Genoa.
Should you have any questions or concerns during your stay, or if you need to purchase ice or firewood, please visit our camp hosts at site #9 of the boat landing campground area.
Our parks caretaker, DeVerne Hanson, has an office located in the main campground area as well. DeVerne can help you with any issues related to your current stay, and he can help you make future reservations as well. At Sidie Hollow, we strive to make sure your stay is as relaxing and comfortable as possible – as vacations are supposed to be!
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