LRP - Licenses

LRP - Regulations

LRP - Permits

Recreation - Statewide

Recreation - Trapping

Recreation - Fishing

Recreation - Hunting

Env. Protection - Management

Env. Protection - Emergency

Env. Protection - Resources

To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.



 
Find
a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
How to buy
a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Interstate Park
1275 State Highway 35
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
715-483-3747

Interstate Park Current conditions

Trails

Cross-country ski trail conditions.

The Skyline Trail is the only cross-country ski trail in the park and it is closed to hiking and snowshoeing. Visitors looking for packed trails can utilize the Ojibwa and Homestead snowshoe trails or the Silverbrook Trail which is packed from the group camp parking to our small waterfall.

Please use caution on the trails this time of year as snow and ice can create slippery conditions on trail surfaces. The trails that lead into the bluffs are not maintained for winter use.

Events

Interstate Park events and nature programs are listed on the DNR Get Outdoors! Calendar.

Snowshoe Superbowl Olympics - Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Get the family out of the house before the big game. Join us in creating great outdoor snowshoe art and learn snowshoe games. Please bring your own or borrow a pair from us (limited amount available). Meet at the Ice Age Center. 1-3 p.m.

Candlelight Night - Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Hundreds of candles will light your path as you ski on the Skyline Trail, snowshoe on the Homestead Trail, or hike on the park road along the St. Croix River. 6- 9 p.m.

Nature

Deer have been seen browsing on the pines near the Ice Age Center and along park roads. The bird feeder has been busy with chickadees, nuthatches and a variety of woodpeckers along with numerous squirrels. On occasion, hawks have been seen near the Ice Age Center as well.

Camping

Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

Gates to the north and south campgrounds are closed. All campsites are still open for use, but anyone wishing to camp in the north or south campgrounds will need to hike in. For those campers not looking to hike, the group campground is plowed in winter.

Water has been shut off for the season; however, water can be found at the Ice Age Center, at the old office, or at the hand pump in the group camp. The dump station is closed until spring.

All campers need to register at the office before setting up on a campsite. If the office is not open when you arrive to camp, please self-register at the park office kiosk for a campsite.

Ice Age Center

Visitors needing to purchase park stickers or register for camping can do so at the Ice Age Center. The Ice Age Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Hours vary during the week. Please use the self-registration box located at the kiosk in front of the Ice Age Center to purchase stickers or a campsite when the Ice Age Center is closed.

The Ice Age Center has exhibits about the Ice Age and a 24-minute movie about the Ice Age Trail, which can be viewed upon request.

River and lake

The lake and river are both frozen over. A few anglers have had success catching walleye on the St. Croix River through the ice. Park staff do not monitor ice conditions.

For information on St. Croix River conditions, please see the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway website [exit DNR].

Last revised: Tuesday January 30 2018