River View Park, located in the center of the Village, (Main Street-Highway 35) was built in 2008 and is
a beautiful observation deck. It offers a park-like setting for “Byway Tourists” and local residents to
stop, relax and enjoy the natural scenic wonder and vastness of the majestic Mississippi River and the
quaintness of a small river-town.
The park is also a few feet from the double tracks of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad line and
has become a favorite spot for “train watchers” to observe the many freight trains proceeding north
and south daily. In 2009, a "Wisconsin Historical marker" was built and dedicated at the Park honoring
former Governor Patrick Lucey, a native son of Ferryville.
Beautiful flower gardens adorn the park as well as commemorative bricks that have been purchased to
honor the memory of loved ones as well as current family and friends.
River View Park
Information for Parks and Boat Landing
The park and campground is located on Highway 35 near the South-end of the Village along Sugar
Creek and the railroad tracks. Two picnic shelters, with tables are available. Camping facilities with 12
electrical hook-ups can be used on a first come first serve basis. Many other sites and tent camping
areas can be used daily. Running water, at a central site and bathrooms, along with playground
equipment is present in the park. A daily fee of $10 is charged for camping. Advanced reservations for
families or groups who wish to use the picnic shelters can be arranged by contacting the Village
Clerk-Treasurer (click on the "officials tab" for contact information).
SUGAR CREEK PARK - CAMPGROUND
The public boat launch is located off Market Street in the central part of the community and was rebuilt
in 2003. A paved launching ramp and a paved parking area are available along with a small picnic
shelter and bathroom. A daily launching fee of $3.00 is charged or an annual pass can be purchased for
$25.00 at the Cheapo Depot or Ferryville Cheese. When the Mississippi River water level permits,
buoys mark the channel from the boat launch to the channel on the West side of the river.