Enjoy camping, boating and Mississippi fishing at Waters Edge Motel and Marina, with motel rooms, cabin rentals, boat rentals and bait shop, just minutes from La Crosse, West Salem and Onalaska, as well as Sparta and Holmen, Wisconsin.

Waters Edge Motel, Marina & Campground

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Our family welcomes you to Waters Edge Motel, Marina and Campground in Stoddard, Wisconsin. We are 7 miles south of La Crosse.  Our motel, riverside cabins and vacation home are located on the mighty Mississippi River.  Our beautiful lakeside cabin are 5 blocks away on a quiet 8 acre lake.   We are known for some of the best fishing and hunting in Southwest Wisconsin.

We are an ideal getaway for families, people who enjoy fishing, hunting, or anyone looking to relax in the quiet atmosphere of a small town. Watch a spectacular sunset, while listening to an artesian well tumble into the Mighty Mississippi River.

The Stoddard islands, built by the Army Core of Engineers, have created an area of the river that has resulted in excellent fishing. Spring is a great time for fishing walleye below the dam in Genoa or the spawning crappies may hit inside the marina again. Fishing for perch or pan fishing throughout the year is popular as well as bass fishing for both large and small mouth bass. Northern pike are caught year round, while fishing in the marina. Cat fishing is popular throughout spring, summer and fall. Ice fishing has become a real winter time draw, with great pan fishing, bluegill, perch, crappie and northern pike being caught right inside the waters of the marina or just outside. Come fishing at Waters Edge!

We now have live bait and tackle at Waters Edge. We also sell fishing and hunting licenses and buckets of golf balls for the driving range.  Our office hours are from 7 am to 8:00 pm Monday though Saturday.  Sundays we open at 7:30 am and close at 8 pm.

There are many things to do in Vernon County:

  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Boating
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Canoeing
  • Shopping
  • Visit a Vineyard in Westby

Boat Rentals

If you are interested in renting a pontoon  check out Lazy River Boat Rentals and Guide Service at Lazy River Boat Rental. Boats are rented out at our marina. Waters Edge also rents out canoes, row boats and pedal boats. More information on these rentals is on the marina page.

Stoddard weekend getaways, Stoddard romantic getaways, La Crosse fishing, La Crosse camping


Pool 8 water levels click below:


Rocky's Restaurant

Branches Winery

Nordic Creamery

Seven Hawks Vineyards

Clements Fishing Reports

Lazy River Boat Rental & Guide Service

In Depth Outdoors

Riverland Taxidermy Studio

Lusk Scandia Woodworks

Lake Link

Chaseburg Snowtrailers

Decorah IA Eagle Cam

Lacrosse Tribune

Your'e So Vane Bicycle and Portage Service

Mt. LaCrosse Skiing and Snowboarding

Vernon Vineyards 

Look at the size of this Smallmouth Bass landed by Cheri in front of Waters Edge it weighed in at 6 pounds. It was 21 inches long and the girth measured 18.5 inches. Now that's a BIG Small mouth bass! Cheri later released the monster in Waters Edge Marina!

Big Bass

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We offer our Motel and Cabin guests a picnic shelter, grills, fish cleaning tables and a freezer for fish & game.

We have a Marina next to our Motel with 68 boat slips. Our Motel has 8 rooms with kitchenettes, we have a duplexed 1 and 2 bedroom cabin, a log cabin and a spacious vacation home. See our pages for more details.

For great food and cocktails only 3 blocks away, visit Rocky's Restaurant.

The Thirsty Turtle has great food also.

Marios 5.75 lb walleye

Mario caught this 5.75 pound walleye fishing near Waters Edge just before the flood.

Catfish caught near Waters Edge

Big Catch

a catch in the marina

The map below shows our Cabins location and our Motel, Marina & Campground location.
Click on the pin pointers for more information.

Page Summary: Waters Edge Motel and Marina offers affordable family vacation rentals, as well as onsite boat slip rentals, fishing boats, pontoons and bait and tackle shop for the best local fishing trips on the Mississippi River for Sparta, Tomah and Richland Center, WI, as well as neighboring La Crescent and Winona, MN and Decorah, IA.

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