Water's Edge Motel & Marina Water's Edge Motel & Marina

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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Located on the picturesque backwaters of the Mississippi River; our motel, cabins, camping, vacation home, and marina offer many different options to enjoy the river. We are in Stoddard, Wisconsin; just 7 miles south of La Crosse.

When arriving in the area you have a perfect view of the Mississippi River-flanked by the Driftless Region's bluffs. Here you can enjoy fishing, hunting, nature or just sit back to watch a spectacular sunset.

Fishing the Mississippi River for elusive walleyes, tasty panfish or monster catfish is often the priority for our visitors.  There are many other opportunities to enjoy and experience our scenic area and you will not have to look far for something to do.  Many activities are found right at Waters Edge and others nearby. Although dependent on weather and season, the list of  things to do in Vernon County seems almost endless:

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Water/Snow skiing
  • Historical tours
  • Concerts in the park
  • Apple orchards
  • Golfing
  • Bluff climbing
  • Hiking
  • Beaches
  • Barge viewing
  • Lock and dams
  • View eagle nests
  • Winery Tours-Branches, Vernon Vineyard, Sugar Creek, Madigan
  • Local Foods, sausage, cheese, honey, grapes
  • Corn mazes
  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice fishing
  • Canoeing/Rowboating/Paddleboarding/Kayaking
  • Visit Amish Country
  • Local festivals
  • Fishing barges-Clements
  • Theatre
  • Picnicking
  • Geocaching
  • Symphony
  • Indian Effigy Mounds
  • Artisan specialty shopping
  • Flea markets
  • Miniature golfing
  • County fairs
  • Farmers markets
  • Caves-Niagra Cave or Spook Cave
  • Supper Clubs- Rocky's in Stoddard
  • Lady Luck Casino
  • Bowling
  • Go Karting
  • Horseback Riding


Come fishing at Waters Edge! We have live bait and tackle at Waters Edge. Our office hours are from 7 am to 8 pm daily

Stoddard weekend getaways, Stoddard romantic getaways, La Crosse fishing, La Crosse campingCatfish caught near Waters Edgea catch in the marina


Pool 8 water levels click below:

National Weather Service

Driftless Wisconsin Area Guide

Rocky's Restaurant

Branches Winery

Nordic Creamery

Seven Hawks Vineyards

Clements Fishing Barge

Clements Fishing Reports

In Depth Outdoors

Riverland Taxidermy Studio

Lusk Scandia Woodworks

Lake Link

Chaseburg Snowtrailers

Decorah IA Eagle Cam

Lacrosse Tribune

Mt. LaCrosse Skiing and Snowboarding

Vernon Vineyards 

Madigan Winery

Sugar Creek Winery

Spook Cavespook

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Genoa Fish Hatchery

Duck Egg Park

Runge Hollow Park

Genoa Scenic Overlook

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

Call us for reservations:

Our office hours are from 7 am to 8:00 pm daily.

Amenities include; grills, fish cleaning table and a freezer for fish & game.

For great food and cocktails only 3 blocks away you can come by boat and use their reserved boat slip to visit Rocky's Restaurant. The Thirsty Turtle is the local pub, check out their menu!

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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