Hi fellow Wisconsinite
Congrats on your new home away from home. Speaking of where to camp in our area, Lake Wissota is also our "go-to" spot as we live in Eau Claire, but for something extra special I suggest checking out Wyalusing State Park which is south of La Crosse. Go ahead and reserve a spot to make sure you have somewhere to park, but before you settle in ask at the office if there are any sites available up on the ridge. Those campsites are strictly first come first served because they have a FABULOUS western view of the Mississippi river and they pretty much get taken as soon as they are vacant. That state park area also has a REALLY nice canoe river trail (seriously.. its a trail!) and we loved it! We packed a picnic lunch and spent the day on that trail paddling through beautiful scenery. It is nice anytime of year, but would be particularly spectacular during the fall. They rent canoes, but we brought our own. (Sam's Club - has a built in cooler, drink holders, we love it!).