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Interstate State Park

307 Milltown Road, Taylors Falls, MN 55084
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rock climbing, Swimming, Camping
Description: This unique park is located in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and offers camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and rock climbing.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I absolutely love this State Park. We visited this park last fall and again this summer. The drive to this park is very scenic during fall, an absolute must for anyone who wants to see fall colors. Last year, we had hiked the park and completed the whole trail and it was beautiful. Rocks were little slippery... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There are wonderful trails for all skill levels - about 5 miles if you do them all. Beautiful scenery and fun things to experience along the way.

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Navarre, Florida
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192 reviews 192 reviews
79 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Hike the pot hole trail at Interstate State Park (Minnesota side) and marvel at the unusual rock formations. Views of the river are nothing short of spectacular. Rock paths are slippery so keep a close eye on children especially near the river's edge. If you don't want to buy a park pass, park across the street in downtown Taylor's Falls... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited this place during the 4th of July weekend and hiked the River trail to see the glacier potholes and took the railroad trail back. The River trail is beautiful. Some of the views of St. Croix river are just breathtaking. It is a pretty narrow dirt pathway with rocks. A good pair of shoes is definitely recommended for this... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We spent 2 nights here at Interstate State Park June 8th through the 10th. We had campsite 13 which was along the river, unfortunately next to 2 boisterous couples staying at #14. The first night I had to send my husband over to ask them to quiet down, at 1 in the morning! Rude... I wish park staff would have... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just to look at the natural rock formations, the Glacial Potholes, the views of the river is inspiring. Besides there is a lot of things to do there, ie. hiking, camping, boating etc.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I've been on the boat tour and also been camping here as well as rock climbing many times. I absolutely love this area, a great time with friends and family! Highly recommend as a great weekend getaway if you love the outdoors! There are many places to go hiking and exploring and fit anyone's ability.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Title of the review about sums it up. If you are going deet up or go home looking like a spotty teen. Did a stretch from Taylors falls and I would have to say as wildernesses go it was a) a pretty dull river - reminded me of stretches of the Wear upriver from beautiful Sunderland and b) never far... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Interstate Park is the St. Croix River and the adjacent land along the Minnesota and Wisconsin borders. It is absolutely beautiful and the closest you will get to pristine wilderness for at least a couple hundred miles. There are canoe rentals on both sides at St. Croix Falls and Taylor's Falls. You can paddle to Oceola (about 3-4 hrs)... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This park is good for a brief, picturesque hike (4 miles or less) along the St. Croix, for climbing the bluffs, viewing glacial 'potholes', or kayaking/canoeing. It can be pretty busy in nice weather. The trails for hiking aren't too difficult but are too rough for a stroller in most places, so if you're going with young children plan accordingly.

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