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Interstate Park


Interstate is Wisconsin's oldest state park, established in 1900. Located along the Locationpicturesque St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the park provides scenic views of the river and the steep-sided gorge known as the Dalles of the St. Croix. The Ice Age Interpretive Center features a film, photographs, murals, and information about the great glaciers.



Friday, June 22, 2018
Great park. I grew up only 25 miles from this park and have been coming here for the last 25+ years. I've explored every bit of this park and never get sick of it. If you want to camp the north campground is the nicest it has electric hookups flush toilet's and shower rooms. The others are more secluded only pit toilets and hand pumps for water. There is a beach at the lake but the water is not very clean. No motors allowed in the lake but shore fishing is pretty good the river has good fishing. Highlights of the park are the beautiful bluffs overlooking the St.Croix River valley. The trails along the bluffs get the most activity by walkers and rock climbers. The other trails away from the river bluffs offer more quite seclusion in old growth mixed hardwood forest. Mosquito repellant is a good idea throughout the park. In some areas its a must have.

Ben Cedarberg

Sunday, June 3, 2018
We stayed in the north Campground where are the sites were nice but we were close to the highway which made quite a bit of noise in the evening and night. Campground has a mix of open and wooded sites and has some hiking trails connected. There are both toilets and a shower house. We enjoy Wisconsin Interstate State Park most for its beautiful and rugged short hikes. There is a Beach area although the beach is full of grass and small. At the beach there is also picnic tables and shower facility. There is a small playground with a slide climbing wall and four swings. The Ice Age Nature Center is worth a stop. There are several interesting exhibits about the natural history of the area as well as a good video to learn about the Ice Age and geology. The potholes are smaller on this side of the river however the park is all so much less busy than Minnesota Interstate State Park which makes it worth the extra few minutes Drive.

Donna Miller

Sunday, June 10, 2018
My most favorite place in the whole state of Minnesota! Rugged, Rocky bluffs over the St. Croix River...the scenery is astounding.Trails ascend to over 100' above the River and then down through Echo Canyon. There are also more level ground, easy trails such as Lake O the Dalles trail, and the paved road through the picnic grounds. An important feature of the two parks known as Interstate Park (Minnesota and Wisconsin) is the pothole trails, a trail in each park. Together they form the greatest concentration of unexplored potholes in the world.

trisha b

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
We camped in the North campground which isn't far from the highway so expect to hear traffic noise and a lot of semi's Jake braking down the hill. Bathroom building is in ok condition. Be sure to do some hiking along the St Croix River for breathtaking views. Wear good footwear for the rocky terrain and don't forget the bug spray.

Abner Aguilar

Friday, April 13, 2018
My wife and I have hiked through the other side of the St. Croix river, on Interstate State Park, on the MN side, which eventually crosses over to WI. We were wanting to hike through the Wisconsin side, so we came on our day off. There was still a lot of snow on the ground, which was melting, so it was very slippery (I fell and got myself a wet bottom!). In spite of that, we really liked our time there. The hiking is relatively easy, if you're used to hiking, and the views are beautiful. I had read that some trails were dangerous, and I suppose they could be, if you didn't use common sense or had a very young and/or curious child. There are minimum guardrails by the bluffs, so if you were to get too close to the edge, you could slip and fall, and that would not be a good day for you. But the trail itself is relatively safe and doable for most everyone. We saw a raccoon catch a fish on the frozen lake, about six great blue herons, and a pileated woodpecker. The potholes on the other side of the river are much better than these ones, but, otherwise, it is a great place to hike and spend a day. You'll be farther from the highway, you'll have more trails to choose from, and you can even hike up to a tiny waterfall. Enjoy nature and be respectful of it!

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