Interstate State Park

 

 

     
 
About
 
 

Ownership

 
 

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History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

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Size

 
 

281 acres statutory, 286 owned

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Visitor Center parking lot
307 Milltown Road
Taylors Falls, MN 55084

N45 24.083, W92 39.125

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 
         
 

Driving Directions

  Area and County  
 

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          Chisago County  
          Central Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

4 miles
3 miles interpretive trail
½ miles handicapped accessible

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Southern Superior Uplands

Western Superior Uplands

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Mille Lacs Uplands

St. Croix Moraine

   
  Land Type Association    

Polk Basalt Moraines

Almelund Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Transition)

Oak - (Red Maple) Woodland

Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Wayne Rasmussen

 
 

St Croix River

 
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Park Entrance - Visitor Center

 
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Park Entrance - Park Office and Boat Launch

 
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Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till)

 
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Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Transition)

 
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Railroad Trail

 
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Sandstone Bluffs Trail

 
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Unmapped Blufftop Trail

 
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River Trail

 
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St. Croix River

 
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River Bluff

 
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Rock Outcrop

 
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Camera

     
 
Slideshows
 
  Interstate State Park
Sharon Somero
 
  Interstate State Park  
  Hiking Club: Interstate State Park, April 2012
Carey
 
  Hiking Club: Interstate State Park, April 2012  
 
About

14 APR 2012; Park #5, 3.0 miles

 
  Interstate State Park, Taylors Falls, Minnesota
Jackie LaVaque
 
  Interstate State Park, Taylors Falls, Minnesota  
 
About

A gorgeous state park located along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

 
  Interstate Park
Brett Whaley
 
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About

February 2012

 
  Interstate State Park
Richard Sanders
 
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About

Interstate State Park, MN

 
  Interstate State Park, Minnesota
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About

Published on Oct 28, 2013

Favorite Sites: 2, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 18, 31

 

 

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Other Videos
 
  A Walk in the Park: Interstate State Park
A Walk in the Park
 
   
 
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Jun 12, 2017

Located on the beautiful St. Croix River, visitors can climb the cliffs, canoe, kayak, or relax on an excursion boat. The geology that formed this park intrigues visitors, and brings geologists from all over the world. 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.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00178#homepage

Shot & Edited by Michael Uss

 
  July 31 part 2 summer 2013 Interstate state park MN
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Published on Aug 8, 2013

WITH THE GRANDSONS in Taylor Falls, St. Croix River, & Interstate State Park

   
  Interstate (State) Park - St. Croix Falls, WI and Taylors Falls, MN
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Uploaded on May 2, 2011

Visit to Interstate (State) Park along both sides of the St. Croix River in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin and Taylors Falls, Minnesota. The visit including a short hike and picnic dinner on the Potholes Trail in the park in Wisconsin and a walk on the paved path in the park across the river in Minnesota.

   
  Pothole Trail @ Interstate State Park (morning)
Heather Burt
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 24, 2013

Video taken 7/22/13 at 8:00am

View trail report at: www.hikingwithheather.blogspot.com

   

 

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Visitor Sightings
 
           
 

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Plants

 
  Indianpipe (Monotropa uniflora)   Indianpipe  
           
 
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Visits

6/6/2000

  9/5/2011   10/15/2014        
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
  wood frog (Rana sylvatica)   wood frog  
 

Birds

 
 

Eight bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Special Concern

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

eBird Field Checklist (Minnesota - Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (Minnesota - Boat Ramp and Picnic Area)

eBird Field Checklist (Minnesota - Visitor Center)

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

 

Blue Jay

Dark-eyed Junco

 
 

Fishes

 
 

Two fish species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

crystal darter (Crystallaria asprella)

Special Concern

southern brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon gagei)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

One fungi and lichen species with conservation status in Minnesota hasbeen seen here:

Threatened

Salted Shell Lichen (Coccocarpia palmicola)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

 
  False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)   False Turkey Tail  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

Isabella tiger moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

  Isabella tiger moth  
 

Mammals

 
 

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

  American red squirrel  
 

Plants

 
 

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Special Concern

American marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle americana)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Transition) ROs12b

Oak - (Red Maple) Woodland FDs37a

Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till) MHc36a

     
   

harebell

Virginia creeper

 
 

Reptiles

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
         

 

 

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