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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is located on the picturesque backwaters of the majestic Mississippi River.  Our motel, cabins, camping, vacation home, and marina are unique choices that provide an opportunity for balance in your life. You can find us in Stoddard, Wisconsin, just 7 miles south of La Crosse.

If you have never visited Western Wisconsin, you will be awestruck by the beauty of the timbered Driftless Region's bluffs, respectful of the power of the Mississippi's shipping channel,  and enchanted by the still backwaters hemmed in by the area's rich farmland. 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.

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

Whether your goals are to experience the awakening of a new day on the Mississippi River, enjoy the quaintness of rural Wisconsin, meet friendly residents and travelers, taste local flavors, or try new outdoor activities; we will do our best to help you find what you are looking for in our backyard.  We want to leave you with a smile on your face at the end of your stay and you may be fortunate enough to find a renewed spirit and refreshed mind and heart.

Mike & Julie

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. Waters Edge rents out row boats and kayaks. 

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


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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

Sylvan Glen Supper Club

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 Monday though Saturday.  Sundays we open at 7:30 am and close at 8 pm.

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, or try Sylvan Glen Supper Club near our Lakeside Cabins. The Thirsty Turtle is the local pub, check out their menu! 


Catfish caught near Waters Edge

Big Catch

a catch in the marina

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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