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A pristine natural area and quiet beauty are found at Straight Lake in Locationnorthwest Wisconsin. This 1,800-acre park is open to foot traffic only. Lake views and glacial features provide great vistas on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail within the park. Fishing is allowed and boats may be carried in to fish.

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Straight Lake State Park

Wisconsin State Park System Straight Lake State Park

View of lake and trees in fall.

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Park Development: Development of Straight Lake State Park is underway. When complete, there will be 10 walk-in campsites, vault toilets, picnic areas, an accessible fishing platform on Rainbow Lake, a shelter, and a hike-in/cart-in boat launch. The area where construction is occurring is closed to public use to ensure public safety and to ensure that construction stays on schedule. People looking to visit the park during development can access the park at the new lot off 120th St. and 270th Ave.

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  • The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • The state park is adjacent to the state wildlife area, providing over 4,000 contiguous acres at Straight Lake.


Straight Lake is about 12 miles northeast of St. Croix Falls. Take State Highway 35 north through Luck or south from Frederic in Polk County. Straight Lake is about 3.5 miles east of Highway 35 via 270th Avenue.




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Last revised: Thursday August 17 2017