Waters Edge

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Waters Edge

Our family welcomes you to Waters Edge Motel, Marina and Campground in Stoddard, Wisconsin! We are just 7 miles south of La Crosse on Hwy. 35 on the mighty Mississippi River. We are known for some of the best fishing and hunting in Southwest Wisconsin. To check availability for the Motel, Cabins, or Vacation Home, please use the online reservation forms on those pages.

We are an ideal getaway for families with children, 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. Catfishing is popular throughout spring, summer and fall. Ice fishing has become a big 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.

There are many things to do in Vernon County:

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


If you are interested in renting a pontoon or fishing boat, check out Lazy River Boat Rentals and Guide Service at www.lazyriverboatrental.com. 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.

Drive through Amish country to find woodworking, quilts, rugs, baked goods and more. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Stoddard, which has dining options-Rockys Supper Club (Love the blue fish and zingers) and Thirsty Turtle (Love the burgers). Rockys has a beautiful back yard garden that is open in nice weather-just ask for it! Stoddard also has a convenience store.



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!




Call us for reservations:

We offer our Motel and Cabin guests a picnic shelter, grills, fish cleaning table 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.


Nice bunch of bluegills.


Art and Gary did well perch fishing.


30 and 27 pound flatheads!


Big Cat!



Local Bass