Interstate Park, St. Croix Falls, WI, Taylors Falls, MN – Steep cliffs provide updrafts for raptors, Northern rough-winged swallows are common along the river, the west edge of the park provides habitat for sparrows, thrushes, vireos and flycatchers.
Comprised of two adjacent state parks on the Minnesota–Wisconsin border, both named Interstate State Park; The parks straddle The Dalles of the St. Croix River, a deep basalt gorge with glacial potholes and other rock formations. The Wisconsin park is 1,330 acres and the Minnesota Park is 298 acres. Interstate Park – Minnesota is a great place during the summer to hike the trails and explore the glacial potholes, lava flows, and traces of old streams. Interstate Park – Wisconsin offers Scenic overlooks and nine miles of trails with spots to watch wildlife and explore the river bottom.
For more than 100 years, the rock faces, scenic trails, cliff climbing, riverside camping, and canoeing/kayaking have kept visitors coming back to the twin Interstate Parks in Taylors Falls, MN and St. Croix Falls, WI.