There is so much to do at Interstate State Park,located on the beautiful St. Croix River. Visitors can climb the cliffs of the St. Croix River Dalles, canoe the flat-water, watch kayakers rush through the rapids, or relax on an excursion boat. Spring brings a great diversity of wildflowers and in fall, the St. Croix River Valley forest is ablaze in the autumn colors of red, gold, and orange. The geology that formed this park intrigues visitors, and brings geologists from all over the world. At least 10 different lava flows are exposed in the park, along with two distinct glacial deposits, and traces of old streams valleys and faults. During the summer, hike the trails and explore the glacial potholes that make this park unique.
Scenic River Views
Drive-in Sites 37 sites
Includes several non-electric sites on the river. Camping is available from April 1 through the third weekend in October, please call 651-465-5711 for exact dates.
Electric Sites 22 sites
All with 20 and 30-amp service.
RV Length Limit 45 Feet
Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.
Group Camp 4 Sites - Each accommodates up to 25 people
Sites are located along the St. Croix River in a white pine stand. Water spigot, fire rings, tables, and vault toilets available. These are walk in sites. No showers are available to campers in the group camp.
Site 1 and 2 - located on the river.
Site 3 and 4 - away from river but with a river view.
Wheelchair Accessible .5 miles
Picnic Area Loop - .5 miles
Self Guided 1 Trail
Glacial Potholes Trail is a half-mile loop trail with exhibits describing the park's geology and history.
Hiking 4 Miles
Rugged trails with many steps.
Cross Country Skiing None
The park does not have ski trails available in winter.
Snowshoe Permitted in the park
Snowshoeing is permitted in the park. The southern portion of the park near the office offers easy, flat terrain; snowshoeing in other areas may be challenging due to the steep and rugged terrain.
Picnic Area By the River
Large area has two shelters. Pedastal grills and fire rings available throughout the area.
Picnic Shelter Open Shelter and Enclosed Shelter
Park has two shelters. Reservations can be made by calling the park office. Both have fireplaces and electricity. Enclosed shelter is wheelchair accessible.
Volleyball In Picnic Area
Equipment can be picked up at park office.
Other Rock climbing
Climbing permits are required for all group and individual climbers at Interstate State Park. Permits are free, and must be renewed each year.
Individual Rock Climbing Permits (free):
Individual permits are available year-round at the park office. Weekends in May and daily Memorial Day through mid-October, permits are also available at the visitor center. Individual climbing permits are also available at the self pay kiosk near the visitor center.
Commercial Rock Climbing Permits (free):
Organized groups are required to obtain a new commercial climbing permit each year. This requires submitting a certificate of insurance with required liability limits and naming the State Of Minnesota as an additional insured party. Application forms are available by calling the park office at 651-465-5711. Requests for new commercial climbing permits should be submitted at least seven days prior to the climbing event to allow time to process the permit request.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 at 10:00am
Virtual Platform via Zoom
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 at 2:00pm
Virtual Platform via Zoom
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 at 10:00am