Interstate State Park307 Milltown Road
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Off I-35, follow Highway 8 east (from the south), follow Highway 95 east (from the north). Pass through Taylors Falls and follow park signs.Get Directions
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. Canoe rental is located in the park and shuttle service is available. 4 mi of hiking trails. Large picnic area with covered shelter is adjacent to a 37-site campground. Sites with electricity available.
Hours & DatesPark permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day.
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. D
- Open in fall
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Canoes or kayaks available
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Total number of campsites: 37
- Camping accessible to disabled
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hot showers in campground
- Lodge/central building
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
The trails on the Minnesota side were easily accessible and easy to follow. There is plenty of options for those wanting a more strenuous hike and those with small kiddos that want a shorter hike...
— amartinka0904, September 13, 2022
The campground was nice, despite heavy rain. Showers were good. The potholes hike was great. The Ice Age Trail movie at the Nature Center was excellent, and the hosts were very nice and helpful. We...
— David_C54_13, August 30, 2022
Beautiful scenery at Interstate State Park where the St Croix River narrows through a spectacular gorge known as the Dalles of the St Croix. Many nice hiking trails including the River Trail can be...
— TravelingSoccerLoon, July 24, 2022
Beautiful scenery. Knowledgeable guide on the geology. Bring your food for a picnic, as the visitor center is small and does not sell food. We did not take the river cruise, but may be worth...
— IowaSally2012, July 11, 2022
The views were great, and we enjoyed learning about the geological features of the park. Nice places to walk, though one of the trails is right next to the main road. Definitely recommend.
— Emily4023, January 1, 2022