Interstate State Park
Wisconsin’s oldest state park with 85 campsites, showers, a nature center, a swimming area, a boat launch, and awesome views of the St. Croix River gorge. Three state natural areas are contained within the park’s 1,400 acres protecting unique glacial features and plant communities. Habitat types include upland and lowland forest, and bedrock glade. The park contains numerous wetland areas and encircles Lake O’ the Dalles. A Bald Eagle nest and Great Blue Heron rookery are within the park boundaries.
Directions: From St. Croix Falls travel south one-half mile on Hwy 35 to the park entrance on the west side of the road. There are several paved parking areas within the park.
Gazetteer: Page 70, A-3 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 40, B-3 (10th edition).
Activities: Camping, swimming, biking, fishing and hiking.
Phone: 715/483-3747 (Wisconsin DNR).
Web site: Interstate State Park
Admission: A daily or annual state park vehicle sticker is required.
Hours: The park is open daily 6am-11pm year-round. The neighboring Ice Age Interpretive Center is open daily 8:30am-4:30pm year-round, (the park is the western terminus of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail).
Accessibility: The park offers accessible campsites, restrooms, shelter and picnic areas, and an accessible fishing pier. The Ice Age Interpretive Center is accessible, as are two of the park’s nine miles of hiking trails.
Nearest food & lodging: St. Croix Falls, one mile north; or in Dresser, one mile south.