The Mississippi River serves as the focal point of a great deal of activity in the Trempealeau area. Built on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Village of Trempealeau is deep in Mississippi River history. Trempealeau lies right on the border of Mississippi River pools 6 and 7. These pools are divided by Lock and Dam 6, which opened in June of 1936. Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Village of Trempealeau visitors can view Lock and Dam 6 from the public observation platform from dawn until dusk each day from April to November.
Mississippi River activities include boating, waterskiing, fishing, duck hunting, deer hunting, and trapping, among others. The recreational activities offered by the mighty Mississippi make Trempealeau an attraction for visitors during all seasons.