Alma Marina: Enjoy the tennis courts, playground, picnic areas or swimming in the Mississippi River at our swimming beach. The boat launch is open to the public.
The most popular time to visit is during the summer, when people come for outdoor recreation and activities such as fishing, boating and camping.
Many events and festivals occur during this time, as well as during the fall when the leaves change colors.
Weather Information: Summers tend to be clear and warm with temperatures averaging 76 degrees. Spring and Fall offer lower humidity with warm, sunny days and cool evenings for campfires and great sleeping.
Pool #4: Pool 4 has spectacular bluffs, secluded sand beaches and boating on the largest pool on the Upper Mississippi River between locks.
Quaint river towns along the way offer a wide array of services, restaurants and river town activities.
Places To Stop on Pool #4:
Alma, WI: You will find quaint shops lining Main Street from end to end. Looking for restaurants? The Alma area has restaurants ranging from burgers to the greatest breakfast on the river while you watch a tow locking through. Buena Vista Park is a must see before you leave the area with spectacular views from hundreds of feet above Alma. Bring your picnic lunch and capture photos of eagles soaring as you look for miles up and down the great Mississippi River Valley.
Pioneer Club: 1 mile from Alma Marina on the Minnesota side of the Mississippi River. Experience fine dining, entertainment and docking for your boat.
Wabasha, MN: 7 miles from Alma Marina – Temporary docking at the city dock – just steps away from the National Eagle Center. The Parkside Marina has overnight slips available (Please call ahead to confirm they have a transient slip available for you). Call Scheels Super Valu for a pickup and drop off for your grocery needs.
Pepin, WI: 13 miles from Alma Marina – located at the South end of Lake Pepin – For a transient slip call Pepin Marina (715-442-4900)ahead to confirm they have a transient slip available for you. Pepin offers dining at multiple restaurants, a grocery store as well as various shops and attractions. Visit the Village of Pepin website; www.pepinwisconsin.com
Lake City, MN: 19 miles from Alma Marina – located about midway through Lake Pepin. Lake City has a large municipal marina. The marina is within walking distance for any of your needs. (Please call ahead to confirm they have a transient slip available for you).