Interstate State Park RV & Campground Guide
Interstate State Parksits along the gorgeous Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, providing picturesque views of the river and the steep-sided gorge known as Dalles of the Saint Croix. Interstate is Wisconsin's oldest state park that contains upland and lowland forest, bedrock glades, and many wetland areas. These habitats provide a home for squirrels, chipmunks, white-tailed deer, frogs, reptiles, and fish. Many migrating birds come and go with the seasons, like the bald eagle, waterfowl, hawks, trumpeter swans, woodpeckers, and songbirds. In early June, 160 bird species are known to nest along the rivers of the state park. Cities located near the park are Saint Croix Falls and Osceola.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Interstate State Park
No matter what time of the year you plan to visit Interstate State Park, staying in an RV is the most convenient because you'll never have to worry about the changing weather conditions dampening your vacation. If you're looking to rent an RV, consider renting from RVshare, where there are well over many RV rentals in Saint Croix Falls that can accommodate your family's requirements.
DN Campground features pull-through sites that are equipped to house any size RV. Each RV site has electric and water hookups, a picnic table, and a fire ring. Some campground amenities include a dump station, a playground, horseshoe pits, and nice flat access to the Apple River. There is an on-site bar with free Wi-Fi access. Pets are permitted at the campground. RV rates start at $30 per night.
Lakeview Park Inc
Lakeview Park Inc sits on the west end of Balsam Lake in Polk County, Wisconsin. There are 64 seasonal campsites and 11 short-term sites with water, electric, and sewer hookups. The campground has a dump station, free Wi-Fi, and a laundry facility. Pets are permitted but must be on a leash. The area offers many attractions such as golf courses, wineries, casinos, and the Grand Dancer bike trail. RV full hookup rates start at $45 per night.
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What to Do at
Interstate State Park
Inside Interstate State Park
Interstate State Park has more than 9 miles of hiking trails that provide spectacular scenery. The longest trail in the park includes the Skyline Nature Trail and part of the National Scenic Ice Age Trail. These trails vary in difficulty as not all of them are surfaced, and some have steep bluffs and cliffs. Saint Croix is a top-notch fishing river where anglers tend to catch smallmouth bass, walleyes, muskies, and northern pike. Other popular activities to do inside the park are boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming.
Outside Interstate State Park
Since Taylor Falls is so close to the state park, it is a great place to go kayaking. You can also visit the Dancing Dragonfly Winery and enjoy a golf game at the St. Croix Falls Golf Course. There are several restaurants in the area where your family can enjoy a nice meal before heading back to your campsite.
Relax with your family, and enjoy a great meal at Dalles House Restaurant & Lounge. From steaks and seafood to broasted chicken and pasta, you're bound to find something you'll enjoy. There is even a kid-friendly menu with foods like chicken nuggets and mac 'n' cheese.
Location: 720 South Vincent Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
The Vegetarian uses fresh ingredients, herbs, and spices with every prepared-to-order dish. The restaurant serves spicy south and north Indian vegetarian and vegan foods. The staff will accommodate all spice levels.
Location: 109 South Washington Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Our Place Café serves delicious off-the-griddle or skillet dishes. Try a lumberjack platter with two eggs, two slices of bacon, two sausage links, and cheesy hash browns to get your fill at this restaurant. It also offers delicious caramel apple pancakes.
Location: 2186 US-5, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Fill up on tasty Chinese food at Panda King, which is located about 11 minutes from the state park entrance. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients. Order anything from bourbon chicken to chicken lo mein.
Location: 2201 Glacier Drive, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Stop in, and enjoy the history of logging and delicious food at Logger’s Bar & Grill. The restaurant is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and your favorite alcoholic drinks. Save room for a frostbite, which is a specialty ice cream drink with peppermint schnapps and crème de cocoa.
Location: 2071 Glacier Drive, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
St. Croix Outdoors is a sporting goods store where you can get hunting gear or a license to hunt in the area. It also features fishing and archery gear. Don't forget to check out the wide selection of fishing rods.
Location: 1298 19th Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Uptown Gifts has a lot of clothing and jewelry to purchase. This makes it a great place to get some gifts for your friends and family. There is also coffee at this location that you can order and enjoy when you are done shopping.
Location: 111 Cascade Street, Osceola, WI 54020
Wakeboss is a store that sells accessories for wake and water adventures. If you are looking for a board, you can get one that fits your needs at Wakeboss. It also sells water skis and life vests.
Location: 2091 US-8 Unit 2, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Dollar General is a store that sells most of its items for a few dollars. It offers toiletries in case you are running low and food if you want to grab ingredients for s'mores to enjoy at night.
Location: 928 240th Street, Osceola, WI 54020
Walmart is a department store that has a bit of everything. You can stock up on food, grab some snacks, or pick up some clothes. The store also has a camping area in case you need something specific.
Location: 2212 Glacier Drive, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Fawn-Doe-Rosa Wildlife Educational Park is family-owned and operated. The park includes a deer yard, a petting area, a farmyard, and more and offers tours of the park as well as pony rides.
Location: 2131 US-8, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Standing Cedar State Natural Area has three types of land, which include Northern Boreal Forest, Tall Grass Prairie, and Eastern Hardwood. This land is protected, so the animal life that can be seen here is plentiful. Some areas are open to the public, so grab a map when you visit so that you know where you are permitted to explore.
Location: 728 Prospect Avenue, Osceola, WI 54020
The Polk County Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of Polk County. In fact, the building that the museum is located in is the old courthouse for the town. It opened in 1976, and a new addition was added to the museum in 2009.
Location: 120 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Minnesota Transportation Museum is a great place to visit for anyone who likes trains. The museum opened in 1999, and it serves as a space to display the trains and other equipment. There are even train rides available, which can be thrilling for a small child.
Location: 114 Depot Road, Osceola, WI 54020
How to Get to
Interstate State Park
From Minneapolis: Take I-35W N until it becomes I-35 N. After about 4.5 miles, take exit 132 toward US-8 E. At the traffic circle, take the second exit to continue on US-8 E. Then, take the WI-35 S exit. Turn right off of the exit, and then turn right again onto Park Road. Interstate State Park will be on your left.
Entering Interstate State Park
Interstate State Park is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.
Per vehicle with Wisconsin license plates : $8
If you're a resident of Wisconsin and are 65 or older, the admission fee is only $3.
Per vehicle with out-of-state plates : $11
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