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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 Monday, Feb. 20, 2017:

Trails

The recent warm weather has significantly reduced the snow cover in the park. The Skyline cross-country ski trail is in poor condition with ice and little snow in some areas of the trail. When a significant snowfall occurs, the trail will be groomed again. For all the other trails, expect anywhere from snow to ice to bare ground.

All of the trails in the bluff area are not maintained for winter use. Please use caution if you use these trails.

Events

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

Nature

Nuthatches, chickadees, and pileated woodpeckers, along with squirrels, have all been seen around the Ice Age Center birdfeeders along with a barred owl (pictured below).

Owl
Photo courtesy of Cherie and George Sellers.

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 gates have been closed to the north and south campgrounds. Campers wishing to use these campgrounds will need to walk to their site. The group camp is plowed in winter and is another option for campers who wish to park closer to a campsite.

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 Lake O’ the Dallas and some stretches of the St. Croix River are covered with ice. Some anglers have been fishing in sunset bay, off of the echo canyon trail, on the St. Croix River.

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: Monday February 20 2017