Polk County

Located in the heart of Indianhead country in northwestern Wisconsin, Polk County offers a diversity of attractions to the visitor – as well as to its residents. The St. Croix Wild and Scenic Riverway forms its western boundary, and the river bluffs abruptly give way to rolling countryside. LoggersThe land is dotted with lakes and flows with rivers that offer swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking and canoeing. Interstate State Park is Wisconsin’s first state park at St. Croix Falls. It is a splendid testimonial to the era of volcanoes and glaciers that formed this place, the magnificent Dalles of the river presenting the terminus of Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail.

The 98-mile Gandy Dancer recreational trail follows the old Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie railroad grade from St. Croix Falls north to Superior. Upon abandonment, part of the corridor was purchased by Burnett County and the State of Wisconsin for use as a recreational trail. The trail begins at St. Croix Falls and passes through Centuria, Milltown, Luck, Frederic and Lewis. The short distances between these towns makes the Gandy Dancer Trail the most user friendly trail in the Midwest with easy access for food, lodging, parking and other areas to explore. Visit the restored railroad depot and area museum in Frederic or include a side trip to the Interstate Park along the St. Croix River.

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Polk County Information Center

Hwy 35 St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024
Phone: (715) 483-1410 or (800) 222-7655

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