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For information, contact:
Interstate Park
1275 State Highway 35
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
715-483-3747

Interstate Park Current conditions

Conditions as of Thursday, March 16, 2017:

Trails

Snow cover is minimal in the park right now, with most snow on north facing slopes or areas that are protected from direct sunlight. Expect trail conditions to vary from bare ground, to mud and water, and possibly some icy spots.

The Pothole, Summit, Echo Canyon and River Bluff trails are all great for taking in the scenic beauty of the St. Croix River Valley.

River
View of the St. Croix River from the Pothole Trail, Photo courtesy of Colleen Tolliver.

Events

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

  • March 26: Bluebirds! Create your own Bluebird House 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • April 8: Fun with Fungus! Growing Shiitake Mushrooms 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Nature

Nuthatches, chickadees, pileated woodpeckers and mourning doves, along with squirrels, have all been seen around the Ice Age Center bird feeders.

Deer have been seen browsing through out the park. Geese and other waterfowl have been seen enjoying the open waters of the St. Croix River along with several bald eagles. Sandhill cranes have been seen flying in the area as well.

Another cool phenomenon this time of year is maple sap icicle. These can be located on maple trees that have been damaged and the sap freezes at it leaves the tree.

Maple Sap Icicle
Maple sap icicle, Photo courtesy of Colleen Tolliver.

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.

All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The north campground and group camp are the only campgrounds open at this time.  Campers should register for campsites at the Ice Age Center.

Water has been shut off in the campgrounds but is still available at the Ice Age Center, the group camp hand pump, and at the old office building.

The dump station is closed for the season.

Facilities

The small park office as you enter the park is now closed for the year. Please register for camping and pay for park stickers at the Ice Age Center. Ice Age Center hours vary during the week, but will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. If the Ice Age Center is not open, please self-register at the kiosk in front of the main doors.

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. Accessible restrooms and a gift shop, firewood and ice are also available at the Ice Age Center.

River and lake

The St. Croix River is again flowing and is starting to rise with all the melting that has occurred recently. The Lake O’ the Dallas is still ice covered at this time. 

Please remember that ice conditions can change from place to place and from day to day. Park staff do not monitor ice conditions, thickness or safety. You must use your own judgment in deciding about venturing onto any ice. Tips on staying safe on ice.

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

Last revised: Thursday March 16 2017