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.
Absolutely a very beautiful and peaceful place to visit. Went with my youngest boy twice in the past few days. Haven't been on all the trails yet but we did go on Summit Rock Trail which is supposed to be the highest point on the Bluffs. Breathtaking is the best words to describe it. If you get a chance, definitely take a stroll on Summit Rock Trail. If you have younger kids make sure they stay with you to ensure there safety. Pack a lunch and head out to the trail!!
Interstate Park has some of the better hiking and camping in Wisconsin. The camp grounds are reasonably well laid-out, with generally pretty good arrangements for both tent and RV campers, and relatively nice and new restroom facilities. The hiking trails are excellent. There are relatively flat and easy trails, so some trails with gentle slopes and rocks. Hikes with views of the dells of the St. Croix River are excellent. We saw dozens of bird species, including Bald Eagles, Pileated Woodpecker, turkey, and many more. We also walked up on whitetail deer, and heard coyotes call at night.
Love love love! Lots of trails to explore and a very clear map of where to find them. Camping available and hiking with dogs is encouraged!
This is a great park for families with kids. There's a swimming beach and several easy hikes that are scenic enough that adults won't be bored. The campground is a bit busy and noisy on the weekend, but that's to be expected when you are so close to the Cities.
Really nice campground, sites are large and spread out. South campground is more wooded, but only had vault toilets and no showers. North campground is open and has flush toilets and showers. I still prefer the South sites.