Polk County

  • Take a kayak adventure down the St. Croix River.

    Take a kayak adventure down the St. Croix River.

St. Croix Falls in western Polk County is home to a trio of visitor’s centers that detail the area’s rich glacial heritage. Wisconsin’s first state park, Interstate State Park, is located on the edge of town. The Polk County Information Center displays historical pictures and Native American exhibits. The town is also the headquarters of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, where a new multi-million dollar visitor’s center was opened in 2006. For hikers, St. Croix Falls is home to the Ice Age Trail, a national and state scenic trail that meanders 1,000 miles through central and southern Wisconsin. A few miles south along the river, the picturesque town of Osceola features an historic downtown district that includes a waterfall – Cascade Falls. For railroad buffs, the Osceola and St. Croix Railway offers summer excursions from the city’s restored 1916 Soo Line depot.