Polk County

Polk County is located in the heart of Indianhead country in northwest Wisconsin offering diverse attractions to visitors.  The St. Croix Wild and Scenic Riverway forms its western boundary, and the river bluffs abruptly give way to the rolling countryside.  The land is dotted with lakes and rivers that offer swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and canoeing.

Soak up the warm summer sunshine on a sandy beach as you watch dragonflies.  Lace up the hiking books and explore what’s behind the next bend on the trail.  Unleash the Lewis and Clark within and discover the fun of geocaching, mountain biking and zip- lining.  Snowmobiling, Nordic skiing and down hill skiing enthusiasts rave about the trails and facilities.  Eight quality golf course are well worth your drive.  Paddleboat tours and railroad excursions are memorable travel alternatives.

Main Attractions

State Parks
Polk County is home to two state parks, Interstate Park located in St. Croix Falls , Straight Lake State Park located 12 miles north of St. Croix Falls.

 

National Park
St. Croix National Park Scenic Riverway  This river begins in near Gordon Wisconsin and twist its way west until it divides the two states of Minnesota and Wisconsin north of St. Croix Falls.

 

This 1,000 plus national trail begins in St. Croix Falls Interstate Pothole trail and winds its way through the county

 

State Bike Trails
Gandy Dancer State Bike Trail  The southern segment of the Gandy Dancer trail begins in St. Croix Falls, near Interstate State Park. The southern segment travels for 47 miles in Polk  through the communities of Centuria, Milltown, Luck,  and Frederic.
Stower Seven Lakes Bike Trail  This 14-mile trail begins in Amery and travels to west of Dresser passing seven lakes and much wildlife, farmland and scenic countryside.

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Contact Information

Polk County Information Center
710 Hwy 35 South
St. Croix Falls WI  54024
715-483-1410