Pettibone consists of two very long campgrounds located on an island just east of the US 14/61 Mississippi riverbridge from downtown LaCrosse. An efficient, multi-tasking bar staff in Pettibone's lounge/bar/campstore building handles check-in and operates the keypad entrance gate during the day. Unless you rent a pull-thru, you'll need to unhook any tow vehicles in their parking lot before you enter the campground areas.
We had a nice, shaded back-in site with a cement patio and cement wheel-path strips, so was very level. The Mississippi river/slews/marina are along both sides of the campgrounds so there are alot of sites right on the water. (If this summer had not been the drought of the century, the mosquito population would likely have been more intimidating.) The main campground was a couple blocks long. Depending upon your site location, the shower/restroom building can be a long walk which explains why so many seasonal campers had golf carts.
Their facilities were OK clean, consisted of 4 showers and 6 stalls, water was hot, pressure was good. Being totally flat at river level, sewer systems do not drain well so there are no sewers at any of the sites but they have 2 well-equipped dump stations on your way out. The long campgrounds were great exercise and the bridge over the Mississippi River made for a nice, long uphill walk or easy bike ride to downtown LaCrosse's entertainment area.