The coming holiday weekend offers many people the perfect opportunity to dust off their campers.
As per a report, soaring gas prices won’t stop people from enjoying the great outdoors, and employees at local campgrounds expect full campsites this weekend.
At Pettibone campground in La Crosse (Wisconsin), Jayne Geissler and her husband are both seasonal campers. They’ve been at their campsite since April.
Pettibone campground offers camping along the Mississippi River, featuring large pull-thru sites, beautiful sunsets around a campfire, fishing, rustic tent camping, a playground with sand pit, basketball court, horseshoes, and canoes, camp store and bar, and more!
“A very simple, nice way to live. I’ve enjoyed it even more than I thought I would,” Geissler said. “It seems like more people come and go and use this as a weekend retreat.”
Since their arrival, they’ve witnessed lots of people come and go.
The managers at Pettibone said they’re booked for the 4th of July. Geissler said she’s not surprised.
“I’m expecting it to be pretty full this weekend,” Geissler said.
For the Geisslers, it’s no surprise that the campground is busy.
“We ride our bikes — it’s downtown and eating breakfast in 15 minutes,” Geissler said.
Pettibone isn’t the only site in the La Crosse area attracting visitors.
Goose Island campsites are also filling up.
“We have 326 sites here, so at this point in time, we’re at 90% capacity,” said Tamara Falk, an employee at Goose Island.
The two campgrounds are all set to provide a weekend of fun.
“We’re just hoping everyone has the safest, funnest time they can this weekend,” Falk said.
A manager at Pettibone said it is now too late to secure a spot for the weekend, but if you’re looking to go outdoors later in the summer, now is the best time to fill your name in.
Goose Island has some spots available if you’re looking for an area to stay the following weekend.
According to La Crosse County’s website, Goose Island Campground is located on Hwy. 35, 3 miles south of La Crosse. This large campground offers excellent fishing and beautiful sunsets.
La Crosse County is home to stunning landscapes, historical monuments, legendary parks, and outstanding sights.