Everything You Need to Know About Black River Beach

If you’re planning a vacation to our beautiful state of Wisconsin, then you are going to want to read this blog. The La Crosse region is a must-visit with its breathtaking nature and stunning rivers and lakes. Whether you are traveling solo, with family, or your significant other, you need to experience a day of relaxation at Black River Beach. Unwind from your stress and enjoy the weather on the sandy shores of this classic La Crosse location. Black River Beach is a quaint, fun, and historic place you don’t want to miss, so make sure you read on to find out why!


Black River Beach is a fun day trip activity, but don’t stop there! Download our free Vacation Guide and discover all the other amazing attractions available around you. This guide has helped many travelers cut their planning time in half, and we want the same for you! Leave the research to us and simply relax. Here are all the things you can find in our guide:



  • Outdoor adventures
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Have a Fun Day at Black River Beach


Beach and Amenities

Black River Beach is a quaint area located on the north side of La Crosse, WI. It’s a perfect place to spend a sunny day by the water. The beach was created in the summer of 1947 and has been a meeting spot for families and friends ever since. Bring your towels, flip-flops, and enjoy a day by the river this season!


Black River Beach has various amenities such as a volleyball court and a boat ramp. It also makes for a great fishing spot! Go for a swim in the cool water, tan a bit, and bring a picnic to have lunch in the wide, five-acre open area. Black River Beach also has a bath house as well as restrooms. Swim hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.


Your Staycation near Black River Beach

It’s time for you to leave the worries of everyday life behind and treat yourself to a vacation! On top of the lovely Black River Beach, the Driftless area has so much to offer. Why not make a little getaway out of it with our Staycation Package? We have put together several itineraries and day trips for you to enjoy during your visit, like canoeing down the Kickapoo River, watching a sunset on the Great River Road Scenic Byway, or biking the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail!


Our Staycation package includes:

  • A three night stay with a 50% discount on the third night rate
  • Our “Savor Like a Local” special wine and cheese add-on ($39 value)


Don’t hesitate; the Driftless area awaits you!


Have a Relaxing Stay at Westby House Inn

Atrium Room - Black River BeachAfter spending a day in the sun at Black River Beach, come home to a cozy room at the Westby House Inn. Our lovely accommodations are perfect for you and your significant other and will make you feel at home right away! Experience Wisconsin’s charm and have the most relaxing vacation ever.


Book our Atrium Room! This spacious studio right outside of the main inn offers privacy and a uniquely soothing experience. Take a hot bath in the Jacuzzi tub, nestle up by the fireplace with a glass of wine, read a good book in the sitting room, and get a peaceful night’s sleep in the soft queen-size bed. Wake up the next day to the sound of the birds right outside your window and join us in the main inn where we serve a delicious homemade breakfast!

Book your stay today at the Westby House Inn! We look forward to hosting you.