Joe Pietrek Jr. Memorial County Park (Pietrek Park) is located in the state’s scenic coulee or “Driftless Region” characterized by broad, rolling uplands and deep valleys. The Park sits on the Trempealeau River, a sandy bottom, clear, mostly shallow and easy-going river, used for tubing, kayaking, and canoeing in summer. The river, which rises in Jackson County, crosses the central part of the County and empties into the Mississippi River at the County’s southwestern boundary.
The park, centrally located in Trempealeau County, lies four miles north of Arcadia and five miles south of Independence on State Highway 93. It is one hundred acres in size, and consists of a mix of natural and developed lands along the Trempealeau River.
Pietrek Park has 19 camp sites with electricity and water hook-ups. An additional eight sites provide electric only hook-up. Each site contains a picnic table fire ring, and a mowed grassy area for parking RV’s, vehicles, and areas to pitch tents.