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Contact information
For information, contact:
Straight Lake State Park
2700 120th St.
Luck, WI 54853

Mailing address:
Interstate Park
P.O. Box 703
St. Croix Falls, WI 54204

Straight Lake State Park Current conditions


There is about 12 inches of snow in the woods. The Rainbow Lake Trail and the Ice Age Trail are both packed down from hikers, so snowshoes are not needed on those trails. If you are looking to try out your snowshoes, take the Straight Lake Trail from the picnic area parking lot through the campground.


Ten hike-to campsites are open. Campers will need to bring in their own water. All sites are first-come, first-served and must be paid for via self-registration.

The campground parking lot is not plowed during winter. Campers can access the campsites from the picnic area lot and follow the Straight Lake Trail.

Campers can use any wood that is dead and down for firewood. Firewood and supplies are also available in the village of Luck.


Both Rainbow and Straight Lakes are frozen over. Park staff do not monitor ice conditions. Anglers have been catching trout on Rainbow Lake using minnows. Fishing on Straight Lake has been slow, but an occasional bass or northern has been caught.


The park received about 4 inches of snow with the last storm. Animal activity has been high lately with the warmer temperatures. Bald eagles are a common sight over the lake and river. Chickadees, nuthatches, and a variety of woodpeckers can be seen searching for food on tree trunks.

Animal tracks are all over the place with the fresh snow. Deer, fisher, squirrel and rabbit tracks are common. Grouse and otter tracks can also be seen on occasion. A porcupine has been seen near the picnic area recently.

If you look around, you never know what you might find, like this porcupine in a tree near the picnic area parking lot..

More information

Vehicle admission stickers are required at Straight Lake State Park. Admission fees can be paid at self-registration boxes (cash or check) which are located in the picnic area, campground, and 280th Ave. parking lots. Credit and Debit Cards are not accepted at Straight Lake at this time.

The picnic area and 280th avenue parking lots are the only lots plowed during winter.

All-wheel-drive (AWD/4WD) vehicles are suggested for visiting the park in winter.

Last revised: Thursday January 25 2018