Welcome to Fort McCoy!
As the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve’s premiere Total Force Training Center, Fort McCoy is the only Army installation in the state of Wisconsin. Located close to the intersection of two major interstates (I-90 & I-94) in scenic west-central Wisconsin, it is midway between the Chicago/Milwaukee corridor and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
The La Crosse Regional Airport, serviced by American and Delta Airlines, is within 35 miles: www.lseairport.com. ⚠
Amtrak rail serves the region with stops at stations in La Crosse and Tomah: https://www.amtrak.com/stations/toh. ⚠
Fort McCoy is one of the largest area employers with more than 1,400 civilian employees and a more-than $1.5 billion annual economic impact to the region.
The installation features newer Exchange and Commissary facilities that are open to military, Veterans and others as authorized by the Garrison Commander.
The neighboring family-friendly cities of Tomah and Sparta have well-rated school districts, low unemployment, affordable housing, and a low cost of living. Both cities offer vibrant downtown shopping and community events. The average cost for a three-bedroom, two-bath home is less than $200,000 (2022 Zillow).
Links to each city’s chamber of commerce are:
Local schools feature exceptional educational opportunities, extra-curricular activities, and sports. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is available in both districts.
Links to each district’s websites:
The region also provides quality higher education (public and private), including three colleges/universities in La Crosse with satellite campuses in Tomah and Sparta.
Link to La Crosse Chamber and Tourism Information:
At the edge of Wisconsin's scenic Driftless Area, the region boasts an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities such as local aquatic centers, rails-to-trails conservancy, biking, hiking, camping, ATV/snowmobile trails, boating, hunting, world-class fishing waterways and much more. The Mississippi River, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Black River State Forest, and many other state and county parks are within a 45-minute drive.
The area’s quiet and safe quality-of-life opportunities draw families from around the country to relocate here. The local communities, including nearby La Crosse and Onalaska, offer various entertainment: semi-pro and college sports, theater, museums, world-renowned festivals, fine dining and nightlife. Fort McCoy is located near the Tomah VA Medical Center as well as numerous healthcare services systems, including the Mayo Clinic, and Gundersen Hospitals/Health Care Systems. The original, world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, is only a 90-minute drive.
The installation has excellent quality-of-life programs such as Army Community Service, Child & Youth Services, and recreation facilities available to the workforce: Rumpel Fitness Center; Pineview Campground and Recreation Area, https://mccoy.armymwr.com/programs/pine-view-campground, where one can rent cabins and recreation equipment; and McCoy’s Community Center https://mccoy.armymwr.com/programs/mccoys-community-center, that features bowling, food and beverage and recreation. Fort McCoy is also home to Whitetail Ridge Ski Hill, https://mccoy.armymwr.com/programs/whitetail-ridge-ski-area one of only three ski and tubing hills in the entire United States Army.
To learn more:
- MWR: https://mccoy.armymwr.com/
- Army Community Service: https://mccoy.armymwr.com/categories/community-support
Fort McCoy's South Post Family Housing offers 120 spacious new family houses. Your first step when coming to Fort McCoy is to contact the Fort McCoy Housing Office (HSO).
Staff is available to assist all military members and Family members assigned to Fort McCoy on Permanent Change-of-Station orders. Additional services include housing referral services for all off-post needs and other local community living information. Visit them at https://home.army.mil/mccoy/my-fort/all-services/fort-mccoy-housing-division.