We've been camping at the Thomson Causeway for several years now. The area is right on the Mississippi River and every site has a view of the water. We're tent campers and although there are only a few sites (5) they are well maintained, spacious and comfortable. A firepit at each site and a very nice (new) picnic table. Our boys (7 and 10) fish right off the rocks, just steps from our campsite, in the shallow backwaters of the river. There are 3 shower houses - clean and well-maintained and outhouses throughout the campground for a quick stop. I especially enjoyed the brand new one!! The entire campground is very quiet and our children enjoy riding their bikes through the different loops. Plenty of Park Rangers (Army Corps personnel) and a visit or two by the Thomson Police just to make sure everything is running smoothly.
The only negatives are, - LOTS of bugs, but you're in the woods on the banks of the Mississippi at the end of August - can't really blame the park for that!! But, bring your DEET and a yard guard fogger for the best protection. Also, there is a great deal of poison ivy on the fringe of the park. Not at all in the public areas but if you're walking on the edge of the woods, you'll find some.
The Rangers are firm about vehicles being in parking spots, not on the grass or double parked, but there are a lot of spots throughout the campground and they were very pleasant about asking us to move our cars on the couple of occasions we tried to break the rules.
I highly recommend the Causeway for camping!
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